Dan McDonnell

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Dan McDonnell is a college coach.

McDonnell was All-Southern Conference as a junior at The Citadel and retired as the school all-tme leader in walks (185) and steals (99). A second baseman, he played in the 1990 College World Series. Dan was assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at The Citadel from 1993-2000.

McDonnell then was top assistant and recruiting coordinator at the University of Mississippi from 2001-2006. He helped recruit and develop Seth Smith and Stephen Head.

In June 2006, McDonnell was appointed head coach of the University of Louisville. His first year, Louisville won a school-record 47 wins and made it to the 2007 College World Series. The team set school records for doubles, steals, wins and strikeouts. Trystan Magnuson became the highest draft pick in school history, going 56th overall.

Louisville won 41 games in 2008 as the school had its first consecutive 40-win seasons for the first time ever. In 2009, Louisville tied the school record of 47 wins behind All-American Chris Dominguez. The team finished 14th in NCAA Division I according to the rankings by Collegiate Baseball. Dan then coached for Team USA's college edition; they did not play in any major international events, winning their biggest event, the World Baseball Challenge.

Source: Louisville bio