Position: Assistant Coach
Height: 0' 0" Weight: 0 lbs
Resides: Beaumont, TX
Jake Nash, a Cardinal baseball alum and former graduate manager, received a promotion to the Director of Baseball Operations position on August 20, 2018.
Nash, from Palestine, Texas, played junior college ball at Vernon College before transferring to Lamar in 2015 for his junior season. Nash hit .314 for his two-year career in 102 games. He had 22 doubles, three triples, and four homers, driving in 60 RBIs and drawing 29 career walks. He also stole 13 bases and was named to the 2016 Preseason All-SLC Second Team and a 2015 All-SLC Honorable Mention. Nash was a graduate manager in the 2018 season.
2016 Preseason All-SLC Second Team 2015 All-Southland Honorable Mention 2015 Season • Second on the team with a .324 batting average and 59 hits. • Fourth in the RBI (19) and runs scored (22). • Led the team in hit by pitch (6), and took two at New Orleans (March 20). • Hit in the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth spots in the order. Played most games as the cleanup hitter (26). • Started the season at third base, but moved to first to help strength the Cardinal offense. Also played the corner outfield spots. Started 31 games at first base and 15 at third. • Third on the team with 16 multi-hit games, 13 two-hit, two three-hit and one four-hit contest. • Was 4-of-4 with a run scored and knocked in against Prairie View A&M (March 3). • Against Nicholls (March 18) and New Orleans (March 21), was 2-for-5 and two runs scored. • Knocked in three runs against Manhattan and scored two with three hits in four at-bats against Manhattan (Feb. 21). • Notched two RBI against McNeese State with a 1-of-4 day and Texas Southern on a 2-of-4 contest. • Knocked in and scored a run against Abilene Christian (March 28) after two hits in five attempts. • Push across two batters in the second game of the McNeese State series with on one base knock. • Scored two runs after getting on with two singles in three at-bats at Houston Baptist (April 19). • Season-high two stolen bags in the series opener against Manhattan (Feb. 20). • Highest fielding percentage on the team at .993. Prior to Lamar • Hit .331 in his sophomore season with four home runs and 42 runs batted in • hit .335 as a freshman along with 17 doubles •played in the NJCAA New Mexico All-Star game • named JCJAA Academic All-Region team. High School • All-state catcher and district MVP his senior season after hitting .615 with 48 runs batted in • named all-district his junior, sophomore and freshman campaigns • also an all-district quarterback his junior and senior seasons • set school records in passing yards, completions, and touchdowns • regional finalist in baseball junior and senior years • state runner up in basketball, baseball and football his sophomore season • district champion in baseball freshman year • President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes • lettered four years in baseball and football, three years in basketball • graduated with a 3.5 grade point average. Personal • Son of Lauri and Billy Nash • majoring in exercise science • wants to become a physician’s assistant • born Feb. 27, 1994.