Buddy Gouldsmith begins his third season as a member of the University of Nevada baseball staff. In year two he helped the Wolf Pack earn a share of the 2012 Western Athletic Conference title posting an 11-7 mark in conference play and 32-25 overall record.
In addition to coaching third base Gouldsmith will work with the infielders and defense this season.
Five members of the Nevada baseball team earned All-WAC honors in his second year in the program in 2012. Pitchers Bradey Shipley and Tom Jameson along with outfielder Brooks Klein and catcher Carlos Escobar, Jr. were first team selections. Shipley was named the WAC Pitcher of the Year. Freshman first baseman Kewby Meyer was a second-team All-WAC selection and earned Freshman All-America honors.
The 2012 club led the WAC with 28 triples, twice as many as any other conference squad.
Prior to joining the Pack coaching staff Gouldsmith was the head coach at UNLV, posting a 202-217 record during his seven year tenure from 2004-2010. His resume at UNLV includes one regular season title, two Mountain West Conference Tournament titles in 2004 and 2005, which earned the Rebels NCAA Tournament berths both years and he was named the Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year in 2005. Gouldsmith produced 21 all-conference players, two All-Americans, two players of the year, and had 23 players selected in the Major League baseball draft. Prior to taking over the head coaching duties at UNLV, Gouldsmith served as the recruiting coordinator and hitting instructor for two seasons.
Prior to his time at UNLV, Gouldsmith spent four years as the third base coach and hitting instructor at Tulane University, helping the Green Wave reach their first-ever College World Series in 2001. Before Tulane, he was an assistant coach for five years at American River Junior College in Sacramento, Calif., an associate scout for the San Francisco Giants from 1994-1997 and an assistant coach at Cosumnes River College from 1992-1993.
Gouldsmith received a bachelor's degree from Sacramento State in Business Administration in 1992 and later earned his master's degree in sports management from United States Sports Academy.
He and his wife Heather have been married for 19 years and have two sons, Garrett (13) and Gunner (11), and a daughter Gabby (9).