Just two days into his 12th season as the head coach at his alma mater, Jared Moon became HBU’s all-time winningest baseball coach with his 307th career victory. The Huskies rallied for five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, then held on to clip Fordham, 7-6, at Husky Field in February.
“I have been blessed and have been so fortunate,” Moon said. “I will forever say ‘good players make good coaches.’ I just want to thank all of the guys who I have had the pleasure of coaching and all of the coaches I’ve enjoyed working with. They all share the credit. I am humbled by all of their hard work and commitment.”
Moon has been at the helm as the Huskies are now in their 10th season of Division I competition. Under his direction, HBU won the 2015 Southland Conference Tournament title and made the school’s first NCAA Baseball Championship appearance at the Houston Regional. The Huskies also won the final Great West Conference Tournament championship in 2013. Before joining the Southland, Moon’s highlights also included upsets of seventh-ranked TCU in 2011 and eighth-ranked University of Houston in 2015.
HBU had arguably its best season in 2007, posting a 44-20 record and making its first-ever NAIA World Series appearance under Moon. The Huskies also posted a 40-win season in his first year as head coach and won the first of back-to-back Red River Athletic Conference championships in HBU’s final two seasons in the NAIA.