Alabama State head baseball coach Mervyl Melendez has been selected to the coaching staff of the USA Baseball 17-and-under National Team Development Program.
The USA Baseball 17U National Team Development Program will be held August 16-21 in Orange, Calif.
The National Team Development Program offers identified athletes with an opportunity to connect with USA Baseball to better prepare for a future national team experience. A total of 40 players are scheduled to participate.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to mentor and work with many talented young players during this training,” Melendez said. “Wearing the red, white and blue uniform will be very exciting for me.”
In four seasons as Hornets’ head coach, Melendez has led ASU baseball to three consecutive 30-win seasons, a program first. In leading the program to back-to-back SWAC Eastern Division crowns in 2014 and 2015, Melendez’ Hornets were crowned Black College National Champions by blackcollegenines.com this past season.
His 119 wins are the highest four-year total in ASU baseball history. Milestones continue to be set yearly, as 2014’s 37-win total was the most in program history for the second straight year after 32 victories in 2013. It’s the first time ASU baseball has posted four straight 20-win seasons.