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News Release
 
06/18/10

Albury Named New Skipper for Bobcat Baseball

 

Wayne Albury
Wayne Albury

(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College (PSC) Athletic Director Steve Schneider today announced that Wayne Albury has been hired as head coach of the Bobcat baseball program.

Albury comes to Peru State with 17 years of head coaching experience and an overall record of 511 wins and 360 loses. He previously held the head coaching position at four NAIA schools, including Lambuth University, University of Rio Grande, Union College and Pikeville College. He also served as head baseball coach and physical education teacher at Sonoraville High School in Sonoraville, Ga., and Bethlehem High School in Bonifay, Fla.

PSC Athletic Director Steve Schneider said, “Coach Albury brings a wealth of NAIA coaching experience to Peru State College. He is a proven recruiter, coach and educator. The success that Wayne had at Lambuth University speaks to his ability to develop teams that can compete at the national level. Our expectation is that he will be able to build on the strong foundation that has been established with the baseball program and take it to the next level.

“The common theme that we heard from places where Wayne has coached is that he is a player’s coach, a great recruiter and a person of integrity.  We look forward to his arrival and welcome his family to the community of Peru.”

Albury was named the Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year in 2003, the same year he led his Lambuth team to a Mid-South Conference Championship and a third place finish in the Mid-South Regional Tournament. He was also honored as Coach of the Year in District 32 in 1994 and 1991 while at Union and Pikeville Colleges. 

Some of Albury’s other accomplishments include multiple milestones at Lambuth University where his teams reached the regional tournament seven times, including two runner-up finishes, two third-place finishes and a Region XI Championship in 2002. During the 2002 season, Albury led his championship team to the Mid-South Super Regional, recorded a school record 47 wins (breaking the 2001 record of 41 victories) and a top 12 national ranking in the NAIA.  His collegiate teams have finished the season in the Top 20 six times.

As a player, Albury was an All-District 32 selection at Union College and a First-Team All-GJCAA selection at Andrew College.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in physical education and health from Union College and a Master’s degree in health, physical education and recreation from Morehead State University.