NEWARK, Del. – The University of Delaware baseball program has added veteran coach Scott Grimes to its coaching staff, head coach Jim Sherman announced Monday.

Grimes, who will serve in the volunteer assistant coach role, will be responsible for baserunning, outfielders, camps/showcases, and will assist with the hitters.

“We are extremely excited and fortunate to have a coach like Scott join our coaching staff here at the University of Delaware,” Sherman said. “I feel he’s one of the top young coaches in our region. He brings a wealth of knowledge from both his playing days and from coaching. I know our players will enjoy working with him as he brings a great passion to the game.”

Grimes joins the Blue Hens after spending the last five seasons at nearby La Salle University. A 2005 graduate of Keystone University, Grimes spent eight seasons in professional baseball, appearing for the Worcester Tornadoes of the Can-Am League and the York Revolution of the Atlantic League.

Grimes made a major impact during his three years with the Revolution, as the Kennett Square, Pa. native holds the franchise mark for stolen bases (67), runs (296), triples (13), walks (200) and games played (347). The former outfielder also ranks second in Revolution history with 45 homers.

“I am very excited to continue my coaching career at the University of Delaware,” Grimes said. “It is an absolute honor to be a part of such a respected university and baseball program. I am extremely grateful to Jim Sherman for giving me the opportunity to work with such a talented staff and group of players.”

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