There is a new energy and buzz around the Arizona baseball program after the hiring of Wildcat great Chip Hale on July 5, becoming the program’s 17th head coach in its history.
During his playing days with the program, Hale helped lead legendary head coach Jerry Kindall and the Wildcats to their third national title in 1986.
I sat down and talked to Arizona baseball great Wes Clements, who helped lead the Wildcats to the 1980 title, about the hiring of Hale and what it means for the program:
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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com 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.