Murray State alum Kevin Moulder has become the eighth head coach of the Racer baseball program. Moulder takes over the Racer program after seven seasons as the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator at Saint Louis, where he helped lead the Billikens to three-straight Atlantic 10 regular-season championships, two A-10 tournament championships and a pair of NCAA Regional appearances.
“Kevin exudes class both on and off the field,” said Murray State athletic director Allen Ward. “Our players will learn quickly that Coach Moulder will care about them, motivate them, and teach them to be the very best. He will make a difference in their lives and build relationships that last long after their playing days are over.
“He’s one of the brightest young coaches in the game and is well prepared to lead our program,” Ward added. “He’s been successful everywhere he’s been and I expect nothing less as he takes the reigns at Murray State. Recruits will look at his track record, quickly buy into his vision, and want to play for him
“I am very excited about the opportunity to turn a place that is very special to me into a winner,” said Moulder. “It is going to take hard work, but everything is in place to win. I look forward to moving this program in that direction. I expect to compete immediately. It might be a challenge the first year, but I promise we will work harder than anybody else in the league. That applies to practice, recruiting and everything that goes into a baseball program.
Moulder helped take the Billiken pitching staff to new heights, as gis pitchers broke four single season records and three career records during his seven years.
Moulder has coached more than 40 players who have either been drafted or have gone on to play professional baseball, including Brian Schlitter, Tom Layne and Deunte Heath who have all played in MLB games. Dave Sever and Zach Outman were MLB draft picks under Moulder.
Prior to his time at SLU, Moulder spent two seasons at Central Missouri. He helped the Mules to 95 wins in two seasons, including going 51-13 record and the Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) championship in 2006.
Moulder began his coaching in 2004 as an assistant at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, where he had four pitchers sign with Division I programs.
Moulder graduated from Murray State in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication. He earned a master’s in sports administration from Central Missouri in 2007.