Flury To Coach Pack Pitchers

RENO, Nev. - University of Nevada head baseball coach Gary Powers announced today that Pat Flury will serve as the Wolf Pack pitching coach for the 2010 season.  Flury a native of Reno will fill the volunteer position for the Pack.

“I’m extremely happy we could find such a quality coach to fill the spot as our pitching coach,” said Powers.  “Pat brings a wealth of knowledge to the staff and along with Chris Pfatenhauer and Buddy Gouldsmith gives an outstanding and experienced coaching staff.”

Flury played his prep baseball locally at Reed High School and then spent one year at UNLV before moving on to the College of Southern Idaho.  He was drafted in the 63rd of the MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers following high school in 1991 but chose not to sign and two years later was selected in the seventh round by the Kansas City Royals in 1993.

Professional he pitched 12 years in the minor leagues in the Kansas City, Boston, Cincinnati, Florida, Montreal, New York Yankees and San Diego organizations.  His career mark was 41-31 with 68 saves and a 3.55 ERA.  Eight seasons he pitched at the triple A level and went 11-9 with 15 saves.  He holds the minor league record with 14 saves in a month set in July 1999.  In 1999 he recorded 21 saves and was recognized as one of the top minor league relief pitchers earning Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the Year honors.  In 2002 he pitched for the Nippon Ham Fighters of the Japan League.

Following his professional career he started his own business as a pitching specialist working with clients from around the country.  Annually he holds pitching clinics for local youth baseball players.


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