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Former Racer Moulder leaves Saint Louis to head Murray State's baseball program

Murray State Director of Athletics Allen Ward has announced the hiring of MSU alum and Saint Louis associate head coach Kevin Moulder as the eighth head coach of the Racer baseball program Tuesday.

“We had an outstanding group of candidates for the job and that speaks volumes about the reputation of Murray State and the potential for this program,” said Ward. “Kevin exudes class both on and off the field. Our players will learn quickly that Coach Moulder will care about them, motivate them, and teach them to be the very best. He will make a difference in their lives and build relationships that last long after their playing days are over.

Kevin Moulder is Murray State's new head baseball coach (Photo from Saint Louis Athletics)

Kevin Moulder is Murray State’s new head baseball coach (Photo from Saint Louis Athletics)

“He’s one of the brightest young coaches in the game and is well prepared to lead our program. He’s been successful everywhere he’s been and I expect nothing less as he takes the reigns at Murray State. Recruits will look at his track record, quickly buy into his vision, and want to play for him.”

Moulder takes over the Racer program after seven very highly successful seasons as the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator at Saint Louis. He helped lead the Billikens to three-straight Atlantic 10 regular-season championships, two A-10 tournament championships and a pair of NCAA Regional appearances.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to turn a place that is very special to me into a winner,” said Moulder. “It is going to take hard work, but everything is in place to win. I look forward to moving this program in that direction. I expect to compete immediately. It might be a challenge the first year, but I promise we will work harder than anybody else in the league. That applies to practice, recruiting and everything that goes into a baseball program.”

While at SLU, the Billikens have broken the single season wins record three times and have recorded five 30+ win seasons. Saint Louis won the Atlantic 10 regular season title in three consecutive seasons from 2012-14.

Moulder’s pitchers broke four single season records and three career records at Saint Louis. In 2012, Moulder’s staff boasted a 1.17 WHIP, which was sixth-best in the nation. They also cracked the national top 20 in Walks per Game (2.35, 11th), Strikeout to Walk Ratio (2.35, 13th) and ERA (3.06, 17th). Moulder also coached Travis Parker in a terrific senior campaign where he did not allow an earned run all season, en route to a All-America selection. The 2012 staff also lead the A-10 with a 3.06 ERA.

Moulder has coached more than 40 players who have either been drafted or have gone on to play professional baseball, including Brian Schlitter, Tom Layne and Deunte Heath who have all played in MLB games. Dave Sever and Zach Outman were MLB draft picks under Moulder.

Prior to his time at SLU, Moulder spent two seasons at Central Missouri. He helped the Mules to 95 wins in two seasons, including going 51-13 record and the Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) championship in 2006. His 2006 pitching staff that boasted a 3.08 ERA with eight shutouts.

Moulder began his coaching in 2004 as an assistant at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, where he had four pitchers sign with Division I programs.

In 2005, Moulder moved on to Lake City (Fla.) Community College as an associate coach, and guided a team that included nine players selected in the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft, the second-most of any college level.

As a player, Moulder began his career as a pitcher at Forest Park. He earned all-region honors in helping the Archers to the 2001 NJCAA World Series. Moulder transferred to Murray State in 2002 and helped the Thoroughbreds to the 2003 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament title and an NCAA Tournament appearance.

Moulder graduated from Murray State in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication. He earned a master’s in sports administration from Central Missouri in 2007.

From Murray State Athletics

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