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Gilmore reaches diamond milestone at Coastal Carolina
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Gary Gilmore is one of 23 active NCAA Division I college head baseball coaches with 700 wins at one school. (Photo courtesy of Coastal Carolina University)
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Friday, March 15, 2013

By STEVEN MARSH - Sports Editor

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Coastal Carolina (S.C.) University baseball coach Gary Gilmore, a Franklin County native and former FCHS standout player, reached a career coaching milestone in Sunday's 3-1 non-conference victory over Ohio State University.

The victory was Gilmore's 700th as the Chanticleers' skipper.

Gilmore becomes the 23rd active college baseball coach to reach 700 wins at one school.

Among those in this group are Rick Jones of Tulune University, who coached at Ferrum College during its years in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and Buddy Bolding of Longwood University.

Coastal Carolina is Gilmore's alma mater.

Gilmore, now in his 18th year in charge of the Chanticleers, is 700-352 since 1996, his first year at the helm.

Overall, Gilmore is in his 24th year as a college head coach and owns a 956-452-2 record.

From 1990-1995, Gilmore posted a 256-102-2 record at the University of South Carolina at Aiken, which competed in NAIA and NCAA Division II during his tenure there.

Gilmore is a member of the Salem-Roanoke Baseball Hall of Fame --he was inducted in February of 2010.

CIRCLING THE BASES: Ferrum College took a six-game losing into Thursday night's game at W.B. Adams Field against Hampden-Sydney College.

The contest was the first game of a four-game homestand.

Ferrum entertains USA South Athletic Conference rival LaGrange (Ga.) College this weekend.

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