Air Force Baseball Announces Coaching Changes For 2007 Season
Feb. 13, 2007
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force baseball head coach Mike Hutcheon announced several changes to his coaching staff for the 2007 season. Assistant coach Scott Marchand was promoted to pitching coach and Chandler Rose was hired as an assistant coach.
Marchand takes over the pitching staff duties after former assistant coach Ryan Thompson was hired as head coach at Mid-American Nazarene University, a NAIA program in Olathe, Kan. Marchand, who begins his third season with the program, worked with the infielders and hitters last year.
Marchand came to the Academy after a two-year stint as pitching coach at Regis Jesuit high school in Aurora, CO, where he also was the head coach of the summer American Legion program. In the fall of 2004, Marchand gained valuable experience as a head coach at the National Junior Baseball Showcase in Peoria, Ariz. During the summer of 2005, Marchand spent time assisting at the University of Florida Gators summer baseball clinics in Gainesville, Fla. He began his coaching career at St. Bernard's High School in Fitchburg, Mass., where he was an assistant coach from 1995-1998.
Marchand played collegiate ball for three seasons at St. Anselm College (1995-97, 99) in Manchester, N.H. and one year at Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, Mass., where he was an All-Conference selection in 1998.
From 2001-03, Marchand was the Athletic Director and Language Arts teacher at St. Thomas More Catholic School in Centennial, Colo., and taught English and Social Studies at Rampart High School in Colorado Springs from 2004-06.
Marchand and his wife, Kelly Janhunen, are both natives of Leominster, Mass., and currently reside in Centennial, Colo.
Rose comes to the Academy after one year as an assistant coach at Florida Gulf Coast University. He will work with assistant coach Maj. Mike Kazlausky with the infielders, outfielders and hitters.
At FGCU, Rose helped lead the team to a 41-17 record and a trip to the NCAA Div. II South Regional in 2006. This past summer, Rose was an assistant coach for the Alexandria Beetles of the Northwoods Summer Collegiate League.
Rose is a 2004 graduate of Central Florida, where he was a two-year letter winner. Rose was an Atlantic Sun All-Conference selection his senior year as a shortstop and helped lead UCF to the Atlantic Sun Championship and played in the championship of the Tallahassee Regional.
Rose began his collegiate playing career at New Orleans playing for the Privateers as a freshman and sophomore before transferring to UCF.
The Fort Myers, Fla., native got his coaching start as an assistant for the Winter Park Diamond Dogs of the Florida Collegiate League in 2005. Rose has also worked at the University of Florida, UCF and FGCU summer baseball camps.
Rose currently resides in Castle Rock with his fiancée Sara Scheeren.