BRENHAM -- Blinn College assistant baseball coach Harvey McIntyre was named the new head baseball coach today, athletic director David Rehr announced.
McIntyre takes over the Buccaneers' program after seven years as the pitching coach for Brian Roper, who stepped down after eight seasons to take a full-time teaching position on the college's Bryan campus and to spend more time with his family.
"We are fortunate that we have Coach McIntyre who is experienced with our program and ready to step into the role of head coach," Rehr said. "He has great knowledge of the game and of our long and accomplished history in junior college baseball."
He was one of three finalists for the position that included Chattanooga State Technical College head coach Greg Dennis and Philadelphia Phillies scout Therron Brockish.
McIntyre, a Brenham native and 1995 graduate of Brenham High School, played for Roper at Howard College in 1996-97. Blinn was his first college coaching position after graduating from Northwestern State University in Louisiana with a bachelor’s degree in general studies. He played baseball two years for the Demons in 1998-99. He also played for the Alexandria Aces in the Texas-Louisiana Independent Baseball League during the summer of 1999.
McIntyre is married to the former Reagan Robinson. They have one daughter, Emma Kate, 1.