Tulane has hired Sam Houston State Head Coach David Pierce as the new Head Coach of the Green Wave baseball team. The announcement was made Sunday by Tulane Athletic Director Rick Dickson.
"After a very thorough search that created great interest throughout college baseball, it is with great pleasure that we introduce David Pierce as the new head coach of Tulane baseball," said Dickson. "David brings a great track record of coaching with energy, enthusiasm and strong history of recruiting while developing some of the country's finest collegiate players, as evidenced by the selection of five student-athletes from his first recruiting class at SHSU being chosen in this week's MLB draft. David's contributions during his tenure at Rice ranked among the nation's best in that decade, which were an important factor as we sought the best fit to lead Tulane baseball back to national prominence. We welcome David, his wife Susan and their two children to the Tulane community."
Pierce becomes Tulane baseball's 23rd head coach in program history and only the fourth since 1967.
"I'd really like to thank the Sam Houston State community, university and athletic department, especially the baseball coaches, players and support staff," said Pierce. "My wife Susan and I are very excited to be coming to Tulane University to become a part of the Tulane family. I'd like to thank Dr. Scott Cowen and athletic director Rick Dickson for giving us this opportunity to come to New Orleans to be a part of this great institution. I know we have a lot to do in the next few days to secure and communicate to recruits and returning players that good times are ahead of us. Our intent is to come in and win now, and we are not only going to win on the playing field, but also in the community and in the classroom. I would like to finish my statement with one thing: Roll Wave."
Pierce compiled a 121-63 record and three-consecutive appearances in the Regionals, in three seasons as the head coach of the Bearkats.