Report: Daniel Latham returning to Tulane as pitching coach
Former Tulane closer Daniel Latham is heading back Uptown, according to a report from Kendall Rogers of D1Baseball.
Latham, who pitched at Tulane from 2004-07, is joining Travis Jewett’s staff as pitching coach after spending the last seven seasons in a similar role at Southeastern, according to Rogers.
— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogers) May 31, 2018
Latham would replace Tighe Dickinson, who has been the Green Wave’s pitching coach for Jewett’s first two seasons as head coach.
Latham joined his former Tulane teammate Matt Riser on Jay Artigues’ staff in Hammond prior to the 2012 season after one year at VMI and two seasons at High Point. The Lions have reached three NCAA Tournaments in that span.
Under Latham’s tutelage, Southeastern’s pitching staff had a 3.62 ERA in 2018, which ranks second in the Southland Conference and 38th in the nation. From 2014-16, the Lions were one of only five programs to finish in the top 30 in the nation in ERA each year.
In his four seasons out of the Tulane bullpen – which included the Green Wave’s last trip to the College World Series in 2006 – Latham recorded 43 saves, which remains not only a school record, but ranks among the top 10 in NCAA Division I history.
Latham, 33, pitched at Covington High School before signing with Tulane.
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Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…