Wilkerson Accepts Role With Yankees

NEW YORK – Jacksonville University baseball assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Brad Wilkerson accepted a job with the New York Yankees on Monday.

Wilkerson, an eight-year MLB vet who worked at JU for the last two seasons, is joining the Yankees as an assistant hitting coach. He will work with the team in the dugout on game days and with the rest of the organization’s hitting staff throughout the season as well.

Brad Wilkerson has done a great job of representing Jacksonville University and our baseball program,” said Head Coach Chris Hayes. “He and his family have embraced the Dolphin family from the beginning. The knowledge, effort and dedication he poured into the development of our student-athletes and the recruitment of future Dolphins will benefit our program today and in future years.

“Brad has been a huge part of building our program into a consistent force in the ASUN and nationally. We are thankful for Brad’s time with us and excited for his next opportunity with the Yankees.”

Over his time with the Dolphins, Wilkerson helped JU win the 2021 ASUN Baseball Championship and advance to the program’s 16th NCAA Regional. He helped tutor two payers to ASUN All-Freshman team honors as well. Last year, the team advanced back to the ASUN Baseball Championship and picked up wins over Florida State and series victories against Liberty, North Florida and FGCU.

Wilkerson joins a list of former JU assistants that have moved on to other high profile roles, including Chuck Jerloman, now an assistant at Florida, Rich Wallace, now an assistant at Florida State and formerly at Notre Dame, and Ross Steedly, now the head coach at new ASUN member Queens.

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