LaMar named next head coach for Bombers

From Herald Staff Reports


When the 2019 Ohio Valley League Collegiate Baseball summer league season rolls around next May, the Dubois County Bombers will have a new leader at the helm for the first time since 2015.

Pitching coach Travis LaMar will take over as the next Bombers head coach as former head coach Andy Lasher is stepping down after accepting a hitting coach position with Eastern Illinois University, a Division I program.

LaMar joined the Dubois County staff in 2017 as an assistant coach and changed duties in 2018 as he took over the role of pitching coach. LaMar is a graduate of Evansville Harrison high school and was drafted out of high school by the Baltimore Orioles in the 44th round. LaMar opted for college and started his collegiate career at Olney Central before finishing his eligibility at Wright State University. He spent his collegiate summer ball days playing for the Bombers and also spent time playing for the Lake Erie Crushers and Evansville Otters following his college graduation.

“This will be a seamless tradition,” said Bombers managing partner Mike Uebelhor in a press release. “The Bombers were fortunate to have the coaching talents of both (Andy) Lasher and (Travis) LaMar over the past couple of years. While Andy (Lasher) leaves big shoes to fill, we are confident that Travis (LaMar) is ready and capable.”

Lasher joined the Bombers as an assistant coach in 2014 and moved up to the head coaching position in 2015. He compiled a 122-63 record and led the Bombers to league and playoff titles in both 2015 and 2017. The Bombers also won the inaugural Bluegrass World Series in Louisville under Lasher last May.

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