Aug. 28, 2014
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - University of Alabama head baseball coach Mitch Gaspard announced the hiring of Nathan Kilcrease to serve as a volunteer assistant coach for the Crimson Tide. A member of the UA baseball team from 2008-11, Kilcrease officially joins the Tide staff following last season where he served as a student coach.
"Nathan is going to be a valuable addition to our coaching staff", said Gaspard. "He is a young energetic coach that brings a wealth of playing experience and knowledge that he can share with our players."
Kilcrease, who was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 30th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft, spent two seasons in Minor League Baseball. Prior to his professional career, Kilcrease spent four years in Tuscaloosa where he earned numerous UA career records. He ranks first all-time with 88 career appearances and owned a 23-11 overall record with a 3.21 career ERA while at the Capstone. His 23 wins rank sixth all-time, while his 240 career strikeouts rank him seventh in UA annals.
In his senior season with the Tide, Kilcrease excelled as a starter going 8-4 in 16 starts while tossing two complete games and earning one shutout. For the season, he sported a 3.12 ERA and held opposing hitters to a lowly .255 batting average. The righty also struck out 88 batters, 25 of which were looking, team-highs in both categories.
Graduating from UA in 2014, he received his bachelor's degree in human environmental sciences while serving as one of Alabama student coaches.
Before attending UA, he was a two-time Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball All-American (2006, 2007) and a two-time First-Team AISA All-State selection by The Birmingham News and the AWSA during his time at Glenwood Academy in Phenix City, Ala.
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