Kuklick Joins Bobcat Baseball as GA Coach

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College & State University baseball team and head coach Tom Carty have announced the hire of Clay Kuklick as graduate assistant coach.

Kuklick comes to Milledgeville from his alma mater Kutztown University, where he served as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2008 season.

He was a four-year starting catcher for Kutztown from 2002-05. A 2005 second-team All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East choice, Kuklick ended his career among KU's all-time leaders in games played, at-bats, runs, hits and times hit by pitch. He was named the 2005 PSAC tournament MVP and went on to play professionally in the independent Can-Am League in 2005-07.

"We are very excited to add Coach Kuklick to our coaching staff," said Carty. "Clay has played professionally and also brings experience playing in the DII World Series a place the Bobcats hope to be in the future. I think Clay will help us reach our goals and I know we look forward to him getting to Milledgeville."

Kuklick will work with the catchers, coach first base on gameday, as well as aid assistant coach Zeke Mitchem with the hitters and recruiting.

In 2008, the Georgia College Bobcat team finished fifth in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) standings, recording 30 wins for the fifth-straight season (33-24). The Bobcats landed their first All-PBC designated hitter since 2000 when Richard Pirkle (Norcross, Ga.) picked up the honor, and senior Michael Newman (2005-08) was named a Daktronics All-South Atlantic Region reliever.