LOS ANGELES – Former UConn right-handed pitcher Charles Nagy (’88) was named the pitching coach for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, as announced by the team on Monday night.
Nagy is the second former Husky hurler to earn a current MLB pitching coach job, joining Pete Walker (’90) of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Nagy appeared in 29 games for the Huskies between 1987 and 1988, earning 15 starts. He compiled a 10-7 record, including a 6-4 record in his final season with 113 strikeouts – the fourth most in program single-season history. He was selected as an All-American in 1988 and was a part of the Gold Medal-winning 1988 USA Olympic Team.
His 194 career strikeouts stand at No. 8 in school history, while his 11 complete games ranks 11th overall. Following the 1988 season, he was selected as the Lawrence R. Panciera MVP by head coach Andy Baylock.
After being drafted 17th overall by the Cleveland Indians in the 1988 MLB Amateur Draft, he went on to earn three All-Star nods, compiling a 129-105 record in 14 pro seasons.
Nagy spent the 2015 season as a special assistant in player development for the Indians and also held a stint as the pitching coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2011-13.
Nagy was hired by another former Husky – GM Billy Eppler (’98) – who took over the position on Oct. 5 after coming over from the New York Yankees.
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