“This is a great move for both Jeff and
“Having already worked with us, Jeff knows the program from the inside, what we expect on the field and what our goals are for both the players and staff. I’m really pleased that he’s chosen to come back to
A native Tucsonan and two-time graduate of the university,
He returns to
Casper, who appeared in 59 games and batted .261 for his career at UA, received his undergraduate degree in business in the spring of 2001 and complete his Master’s degree in business and public administration from the Eller College of Business at UA in the spring of 2004.
As a player, he was honored with the Jim McConnell Award as the most inspirational player as voted by his teammates after his senior season in 2001. He was also named the inaugural recipient of the Kelsey Osburn Award, presented by the local professional scouts to the
Born and raised in
With the addition of Casper to the coaching staff, Lopez will return to his role as pitching coach for the Wildcats, a position he has held for all four of his clubs that have advanced to the College World Series (1992 Pepperdine, 1996, 1998 Florida and 2004 Arizona).