Kimbler named NYU baseball coach

NYU announced on Feb. 24 that Douglas Kimbler will be the coach of the university’s first baseball team since 1974.

After being drafted by the Detroit Tigers and playing minor league baseball for eight years, Kimbler served as coach at multiple universities before coming to the then Polytechnic Institute of NYU in November 2012.

The NYU athletic department sought out Kimbler’s help to put together a baseball team last summer, a process that was completed last week in Florida. Kimbler, unsure of his position on the future team, recruited freshmen who will be entering NYU in the upcoming fall semester. Now, as the official coach, he is excited to work with his chosen class.

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