Bulls baseball job draws 39 early applicants
Four days after USF announced the reassignment of baseball coach Lelo Prado to an administrative role, Prado's old job already has attracted 39 applicants.
The names were released Friday to the Tampa Bay Times upon a public-records request. The list is of applicants only, and may not necessarily include candidates being seriously considered for the job.
Among the names are some highly familiar to anyone who has followed big-league baseball in the last two decades: Von Hayes, Alan Mills, Chris Sabo and Brad Wilkerson, to name three.
Whether they're the same Hayes, Mills, Sabo and Wilkerson with Major League tenures is uncertain; bios weren't attached to the names.
Hayes, who played for three big-league clubs in 12 seasons, has a son who recently attended Berkeley Prep. Sabo, the former National League Rookie of the Year with the Reds, most recently was an assistant golf coach at the University of Cincinnati.
Mills, a Lakeland native who played at Kathleen High, spent 12 seasons as a reliever in the big leagues. He recently had a brief stint as coach at his alma mater.
Wilkerson, a three-time All-American at the University of Florida and a member of the Gators' athletic hall of fame, spent eight seasons in the majors. He most recently was a middle school baseball coach in West Palm Beach.
Among the other applicants with strong local connections: Arizona assistant Matt Siegel.
A Gaither High alumnus, Siegel was a Freshman All-American at Florida in 1998, when the Gators reached the College World Series. His current boss, Andy Lopez, was Gators coach.
Siegel has spent three years on the Wildcats staff, helping lead the 2012 club to the national title. That team led Division I in hits (756) and ranked second in runs scored (478).
The entire applicants list:
Anthony Bernardini, Alfredo Carrillo, Mark Carvalho, Joshua Clendenin, Jim Coleman, Michael Dahl, John Fisher, Anthony Franco, John Frascatore, Von Hayes, Ralph Henriquez, Mark Jackson, Carlos James, Tom Kinkelaar, Brandon Kitch, Steve Kittrell, Jarrod Mayes, Mervyl Melendez, Alan Mills, Bryan Moses, John Muller, Matthew Nandin, James Noble, Talmadge Nunnari, Bryan Peters, Darryll Roque, Chris Sabo, Justus Scott, Kerry Shaw, Jamie Shevchik, Jason Shone, Matthew Siegel, Arthur Sternberg, Murphy Sua, Wes Timmons, Pedro Toro, Bryan Tubbs, Brad Wilkerson, Seth Zartman