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Doug Sanders
Doug Sanders

Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
2nd year


Doug Sanders joined the Central Michigan baseball coaching staff in July 2013.

Sanders spent three seasons at his alma mater, Kent State, as volunteer assistant coach on the staff of Coach Scott Stricklin. He was part of Kent State's incredible run through the NCAA Regional and Super Regional, as it earned a berth to the College World Series in Omaha in 2012. Sanders was responsible for defensive instruction, which contributed to the 29th-ranked defense in the country in 2010 and the No. 8 defense in 2011.

In 2013, he was a full-time assistant coach at Malone University in Canton, Ohio.

Sanders was a standout infielder at Kent State and led the team in hitting as a senior in 2008, earning a spot on the All-MAC Tournament Team. Prior to Kent State, Sanders was a Junior College All-American selection from Elgin (Ill.) Community College where he set all-time records for hits in a season and triples in a career. Sanders was an all-state selection (Illinois) in both baseball and football as a senior.

Sanders played five years of Independent League Professional Baseball in the Golden League and the Frontier League. As a second baseman, he had a .978 career fielding percentage and was a Frontier League all-star selection in 2010.

Sanders has played and/or coached on several championship teams at Junior College, Division I and professional baseball levels.

At CMU, in addition to other duties, Sanders is responsible for hitting instruction, infield defense, and base running, on the field, while assisting in recruiting, travel planning and scouting reports, off the field.

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