September 9, 2010

Former BU Great Eric Storey Named Assistant Coach

Former Butler baseball standout Eric Storey has been hired as a volunteer assistant coach for the Bulldog baseball program. Storey was an all-conference player at BU before playing several seasons of professional baseball.

Storey will work with assistant coach Matt Tyner on offense as well as instructing the team's catchers and infielders.

Storey graduated from Butler as the school's all-time leader in several hitting categories, including career home runs and RBIs. He also owned single-season records for HRs, RBIs and total bases.

"We are very excited to have Eric back in our program working with Bulldog players," head coach Steve Farley said. "Eric is one of the most talented players I have had at Butler. Our team will benefit from his experience as a former college and professional player."

The former Bulldog infielder led Butler to three MCC championships as a player from 1998-2000 and was drafted by the Colorado Rockies following his senior season in 2000. As a senior, Storey hit .316 with 12 HRs and helped BU to an NCAA Tournament appearance.

Storey played five seasons of professional baseball following his Butler career, most notably with the Double A Harrisburg in the Eastern League. He is currently an owner at Advance Foundry Supply, LLC in the Indianapolis area.