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Nagy Named Diamondbacks Pitching Coach

Oct. 27, 2010

STORRS, Conn. - Former UConn baseball standout Charles Nagy has been named the pitching coach for Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks as announced by the organization on Tuesday.

Nagy, who played in the majors for 14 seasons from 1990 to 2003, will begin his stint with the Diamondbacks after serving as the pitching coach for Cleveland's Triple-A affiliate in Columbus.

After being drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the first round as the 17th pick of the 1988 amateur draft, Nagy compiled a career record of 129-105 with a 4.51 ERA and 1,242 strikeouts. He spent a majority of his career with the Indians before spending his final season with the San Diego Padres.

Nagy was an All-American at UConn and was part of the Gold Medal winning 1988 USA Olympic team. He stands second among all-time Huskies with 113 strikeouts in a single-season.