Former Hawaii baseball coach Mike Trapasso hired as Navy's pitching coach

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Jul. 24—Former University of Hawaii baseball head coach Mike Trapasso is joining Navy as the pitching coach.

In June, Trapasso, who doubled as the Rainbow Warriors' pitching coach, was not renewed for a 21st season as head coach.

Trapasso will replace Bobby Applegate, who was named head coach at Colorado State Pueblo in June.

In a news release, Trapasso said : ""I would like to thank (athletic director ) Chet Gladchuk and (head coach ) Paul Kostacopoulos for this opportunity. It is truly an honor to have an opportunity to work with these student-athletes. I look forward to doing all I can to support Coach Kostacopoulos and the Midshipmen."

Trapasso was the'Bows' second full-time head coach in the program's history. Rich Hill, who was at the University of San Diego for 23 seasons, was hired as UH head coach in June.

Trapasso won 536 games with the'Bows. Forty-three of his players were picked in the Major League Baseball draft, including pitcher Aaron Davenport's selection in this year's sixth round.

"I'm not sure we could have found a better coach to come aboard with us, " Kostacopoulos said in a released statement. "He is one of the most respected pitching coaches in all of college baseball. Mike is a genuine person who loves the game of baseball, I feel fortunate to have him."

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