Albany Great Danes baseball

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Albany Great Danes
Founded:
Albany Great Danes athletic logo

University University at Albany
Conference AEC
Location Albany, NY
Head Coach Jon Mueller (15th year)
Home Stadium Varsity Field (Albany baseball)
Nickname Great Danes
Colors

Purple and Gold

            
NCAA Tournament Appearances
2007
Conference Tournament Champions
2007
For information on all University at Albany sports, see Albany Great Danes

The Albany Great Danes baseball team is a varsity intercollegiate athletic team of the University at Albany in Albany, New York, USA.[1] The team is a member of the America East Conference, which is part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I. It plays home games at Varsity Field on the university's campus in Albany, New York. The Great Danes are coached by Jon Mueller.

History[edit]

Albany's baseball program played its first season in 1958. After spending several decades in Division III, it began the transition to Division I in the mid-1990s along with the school's other teams.

Division I[edit]

It played its first season in Division I in 2000, also hiring head coach Jon Mueller that year. After competing as an independent in 2000 and in the New York State Baseball Conference in 2001, it played its first season in the America East in 2002. In 2004, the Great Danes set a program record with 37 wins and reached their first Division I postseason, going 1-2 at that season's America East Tournament. In 2007, the team won the AEC Tournament as the third seed to reach its first NCAA Tournament at any level. As the fourth seed at the Fayetteville Regional, Albany went 0-2, losing 9-0 to host Arkansas and 21-11 to second seed Creighton.[2]

Year-by-year results[edit]

Below is a table of Albany's yearly records as an NCAA Division I baseball program.[3][4][5][6][7]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Independent (1958)
1958 Doc Sauers 6-8
NYSIAC/SUNYAC[a] – College/DIII (1959–1995)
1959 Doc Sauers 6-10
1960 Bob Burlingame 7-8
1961 Bob Burlingame 9-5
1962 Bob Burlingame 6-10
1963 Bob Burlingame 6-5
1964 Bob Burlingame 5-8
1965 Bob Burlingame 5-9
1966 Bob Burlingame 3-10
1967 Bob Burlingame 6-9-1
1968 Bob Burlingame 7-10
1969 Bob Burlingame 11-6
1970 Bob Burlingame 8-11
1971 Bob Burlingame 9-4-1
1972 Bob Burlingame 8-7-1
1973 Bob Burlingame 8-7
1974 Bob Burlingame 7-11
1975 Bob Burlingame 6-13
1976 Bob Burlingame 10-13-1
1977 Bob Burlingame 15-8
1978 Bob Burlingame 9-9-2
1979 Bob Burlingame 12-14
1980 Richard Skeel 7-12
1981[b] Richard Skeel
1982 Mark Collins 9-10
1983[b] David Haight
1984 Ed Zaloom 11-12-1
1985 Ed Zaloom 12-13-1
1986 Ed Zaloom 17-9
1987 Ed Zaloom 18-9
1988 Ed Zaloom 9-11
1989 Ed Zaloom 8-13
1990 Ed Zaloom 4-11
1991 Ed Zaloom 12-12
1992 Ed Zaloom 14-11
1993 Ed Zaloom 11-7
1994 Ed Zaloom 13-11
1995 Doug O'Brey 9-21
NYSIAC/SUNYAC[a]: 317-349-8
New England Collegiate ConferenceDII (1996–1999)
1996 Doug O'Brey 14-22-1
1997 Doug O'Brey 19-17
1998 Doug O'Brey 19-15
1999 Doug O'Brey 21-21 ECAC Tournament
NECC: 73-75-1
IndependentDI (2000)
2000 Jon Mueller 19-24
New York State Baseball Conference (2001)
2001 Jon Mueller 15-32 3-7 t-5th
America East Conference (2002–present)
2002 Jon Mueller 20-30 8-14 t-6th
2003 Jon Mueller 20-32 10-14 5th
2004 Jon Mueller 37-14 14-7 t-2nd America East Tournament
2005 Jon Mueller 20-19 10-11 t-5th
2006 Jon Mueller 20-32 12-10 4th America East Tournament
2007 Jon Mueller 29-29 13-11 3rd NCAA Regional
2008 Jon Mueller 17-37-1 10-14 6th
2009 Jon Mueller 26-31-1 15-9 2nd America East Tournament
2010 Jon Mueller 13-40 10-14 4th America East Tournament
2011 Jon Mueller 21-31 11-11 4th America East Tournament
2012 Jon Mueller 22-32-1 16-8 2nd America East Tournament
2013 Jon Mueller 23-25 16-14 3rd America East Tournament
2014 Jon Mueller 12-33 7-17 t-6th
America East: 280-385-3 152-154
Total: 710-872-12

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

MLB Draft[edit]

In the Division I years that constitute Mueller's tenure, six Great Danes have been selected in the Major League Baseball Draft. The school's only other selection was Michael Kenney, taken in the 9th round by the San Francisco Giants in 1974.[8]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The SUNYAC was known as the New York State Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NYSIAC) from 1959–1963.
  2. ^ a b Records unavailable.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Albany Great Danes". d1baseball.com. Retrieved 2013-03-24. 
  2. ^ "Creighton Hammers Albany". Lincoln Journal Star. Associated Press. June 1, 2007. Archived from the original on June 30, 2014. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Annual Conference Standings". BoydsWorld.com. Boyd Nation. Archived from the original on May 17, 2013. Retrieved May 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ "2013 America East Conference Baseball Record Book". AmericaEast.com. America East Conference. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 17, 2013. Retrieved May 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ "2014 Albany Baseball Media Guide". Albany Sports Information. Archived from the original on June 29, 2014. Retrieved June 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ "History: Celebrating 55 Years of Athletic Excellence". SUNYAC.com. Archived from the original on June 29, 2014. Retrieved June 29, 2014. 
  7. ^ DePasquale, Brian. "Mueller Named Baseball Coach". Albany.edu. Archived from the original on July 23, 2014. Retrieved Jule 23, 2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  8. ^ "MLB Amateur Draft Picks Who Came from "Albany"". Baseball-Reference.com. Archived from the original on June 30, 2014. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 

External links[edit]