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Arizona baseball: introductory press conference with Chip Hale

Chip Hale and Dave Heeke at introductory press conference (Troy Hutchison/

After naming Chip Hale as the 17th coach in Arizona baseball history, the athletic department held an introductory press conference Wednesday morning with media and alumni in attendance.

Hale, a former Arizona Wildcat, played for legendary head coach Jerry Kindall and helped lead the team to the 1986 College World Series title for the program’s third national championship.

Here’s Hale talking about becoming the program’s next head coach means to him:

Here’s what Hale said when asked what coach Kindall would say about him becoming the head coach of Arizona:

Here’s former Arizona coach Jerry Stitt talking about Hale becoming the next head coach for the program:

Here’s Hale talking to Javier Morales about what this job means to him:

Here’s the entire press conference with statements from Heeke and Hale regarding the new era of Arizona baseball and questions from the media:

FOLLOW TROY HUTCHISON ON TWITTER! writer Troy Hutchison hails from Tucson and is a lifelong Arizona Wildcats follower. He has been involved in sports journalism over the last two years while taking communications courses at Pima Community College.

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