Mike Newmann, a 1999 graduate of Eagle Point High School, has been selected to head the EPHS baseball program for the coming season.
“It’s a dream come true,” said Newmann, an Eagle Point resident, who played ball as a high school student when former EPHS Coach Rob Cowden was an assistant coach.
Newmann won numerous honors as a member of the EPHS baseball team. He was on the All State Team as a senior and represented southern Oregon at the State Metro Game. From there he was selected to be a representative on the Oregon-Washington team and was the only one to hit a homerun in that series. He played the outfield and also pitched.
Newmann attended Riverside Community College under Coach Dennis Rogers (former Southern A’s coach). His freshman year Riverside won the Junior College World Series. He played for a year and a half at Riverside and then injured his back. He continued his education at University of California at Davis where he majored in psychology with an emphasis on sports psychology, and graduated with highest honors. He was accepted into the Cal State Fullerton masters program but declined and came back to the Rogue Valley.
Newmann said he wants to get in touch with the American Legion team and coaches as well as other area baseball coaches. He will be selecting a freshman and jv coach, both are paid positions, and also select those he wants as his assistants. All will be subject to district approval.
Newmann is a senior mortgage loan officer with Evergreen Home Loans in Eagle Point. He and his wife, Lynnsey, have three children; Alexia, Treston and Cash.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent