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Roger Tomas hired as baseball assistant

The Hurricanes aren't in Omaha. But the baseball program is still making news.

Today, UM announced the hiring of former infielder Roger Tomas as an assistant coach. Tomas was here not too long ago. He started 186 games from 2003-2007 and spent the last three years in the Detroit Tigers farm system.

He will work with outfielders and coach first base. More than anything, Tomas will be a good role model for Canes players. He was named the 2007 ACC Male Scholar Athlete of the Year and served as team captain.

One thing Jim Morris talked about after his team was eliminated from the postseason by the Gators was how he felt there was a problem with team chemistry. Tomas, being a young guy, will probably be able to relate to some of the young players and watch out for it a little better than anybody else on Morris' staff.