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    Welcome Chris Lemonis: Media Coverage

    Headlines and links on Indiana University's hire of Chris Lemonis as its 24th head baseball coach:

    The Dan Dakich Show - 1070 The Fan
    "It's all about the players."

    Lemonis Lands a Dream Job at IU - Indianapolis Star
    "You're talking about a Top 25 program, one of the best in the country," he said. "A beautiful new stadium in a great city. What else could you ask for?"

    Interest High, but IU Lands Top Choice - B1GBaseball.com
    “They wanted a quick hire and they got it. And their man."

    A Great Fit for Indiana - The Hoosier Scoop
    “I like his coaching tree,” Indiana athletic director Fred Glass said. “His head guy at Louisville is very well respected for doing things the right way. He’s been successful everywhere he’s coached. He’s been there, done that. He was the national assistant coach of the year. But you don’t hire on paper. You’ve gotta meet him. He was about everything we’re about as far as doing things the right way."

    Lemonis Long Admired Throughout College Baseball - Baseball America
    “His enthusiasm and energy are contagious, and his gregarious personality is a major reason he is such a successful recruiter. He also has had tremendous success mining the states of Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky for talent, making him a great fit for IU."

    Indiana, Lemonis Both on the Rise - Bloomington Herald-Times
    "Lemonis was a hot commodity as the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator for an ascendant Louisville program that had been to its first College World Series in 2007 and five NCAA Tournaments in his first six seasons there."

    What Lemonis Brings to Indiana - B1GBaseball.com
    "Perhaps more importantly than the number of miles logged on the highway, hotel reward points racked up, there isn’t a person within college baseball that has anything remotely negative to say of Lemonis or the Louisville staff."

    Indiana Aims to Keep Baseball on National Stage - Peegs.com
    "We didn't invest what we've invested in a baseball stadium and coaching salaries and a director of operations to let it be a flash in the plan," Glass said. "It's important to us to keep the momentum going. I believe the best days of IU baseball are ahead of us."

    Great Opportunity for Lemonis - The Courier-Journal
    "It was only a matter of time before Lemonis left U of L for a head coaching job."

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