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Auburn welcomes Scott Foxhall to staff for second stint

Auburn welcomes Scott Foxhall to staff for second stint

Auburn baseball head coach Butch Thompson has welcomed an old friend of the program back for his second stint.

Scott Foxhall, who served as Auburn’s pitching coach and recruiting coordinator from 2009-14, has returned to the Plains. He will serve as the Director of Player Development, taking the place of Aaron Everett following his departure to serve as Jax State’s pitching coach.

During his initial tenure, Foxhall worked with the likes of Grant Dayton, Cole Nelson, Derek Varnadore, Jon Luke Jacobs, Conner Kendrick, Keegan Thompson, and Dillon Ortman, all of whom struck out 60-or-more batters under his watch.

“Scott Foxhall brings an abundance of experience to our player development position,” Thompson said in a press release. “His recruiting connections span across the country and his familiarity with Auburn will allow him to hit the ground running. A large number of former Auburn players and baseball supporters who love our program are going to be excited to see Scott and his amazing family back on The Plains.”

He comes to Auburn after most recently spending the last five seasons as Mississippi State’s pitching coach. During the Bulldogs’ College World Series championship season in 2021, three pitchers struck out 100-plus batters under Foxhall’s direction. Landon Sims posted an ERA of 1.44 while striking out 100 batters. The Bulldogs’ ace that season, Will Bednar, struck out 139 batters while walking just 26 batters in 92.1 innings.

According to the press release from Auburn Athletics, Foxhall will be responsible for assisting the coaching staff in the overall development of the student-athletes, from assisting with practice plans and scouting reports to reviewing analytical data and overseeing the academic progress of the program. He will also play a large role in on-campus recruiting.

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