August 21, 2014

SPORTS BRIEFS–Mizzou golf coach leads U.S. to second place finish, Lincoln finds a new baseball coach and tennis added at William Woods

Mike DeMilia (Photo Courtesy of Truman Athletics)

Mike DeMilia (Photo Courtesy of Truman Athletics)

Missouri men’s golf Coach Mark Leroux led the United States to a second place finish in a field of 15 teams the World Junior Golf World Cup, held last week in Toyota City, Japan. The American team, made up of four of the top high school golfers in the country, finished with a four-round total of 17-under-par. Norway won the tournament by four shots.  Venezuela tied with United State.

Former Truman State assistant baseball coach Mike DeMilia has been named the new head baseball coach at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo. DeMilia replaces Jim Dapkus who went 137-352 in ten seasons, including 2-41 last season. The Blue Tigers only have five winning seasons in the last 44 years.

William Woods University out of Fulton, Mo. announced that it is adding varsity men’s and women’s tennis and will begin playing in the fall of 2015. William Woods had women’s tennis teams from 1976-99 but has never had a men’s team. In the American Midwest Conference, Missouri Baptist, Lindenwood-Belleville, St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Stephens College Columbia sponsor women’s teams. Of those, all but Stephens have men’s teams.

Watch Coach DeMilia’s interview courtesy of Lincoln Blue Tigers’ YouTube page