There have been a few new assistant coaches hired across the Big Ten. Ohio State promoted Eric Parker to a full-time coaching position. Parker had been the Buckeyes volunteer assistant the last three seasons.
Purdue hired Spencer Allen as an assistant. Allen, who was most recently a scout for the Detroit Tigers, will work with the Boilers' hitters and catchers.
Matt Middleton has joined Tracy Smith's staff at Indiana. Middleton, a former Ohio State player, comes to IU after a coaching high school baseball in Ohio.
Also joining IU's coaching ranks is Sheldon Watkins. Watkins comes to Bloomington after coaching high school ball in California. He will be the Hoosiers volunteer assistant.