Former South Carolina baseball star and current North Greenville coach Landon Powell will interview for the head coaching job at The Citadel, The Post and Courier has learned.
A source close to the search said Powell, 35, is set to interview Wednesday. The Citadel announced Monday that its search committee also will interview candidates Tuesday.
A report out of Tennessee, from WXSM-AM, says Citadel graduate and ETSU coach Tony Skole also will interview for the job. Skole was a two-sport standout for the Bulldogs and played in the 1990 College World Series.
Another name to watch is that of Elton Pollock, coach for 13 years at Presbyterian. He led the Blue Hose to 32 wins and the Big South title game this season.
The Citadel is searching for just its third baseball coach since 1965. Fred Jordan retired recently after 26 years, and he followed the late Chal Port, who coached the Bulldogs for 27 years.
Powell, a North Carolina native, played for USC's College World Series team in 2002 and was a first-round pick by Oakland in the 2004 MLB Draft. He appeared in 123 games across three seasons with the Athletics from 2009-11.
Powell was hired by Division II North Greenville in 2014, inheriting a team that had won eight games the season before. The Crusaders went 29-25 in his first season, and have gone 35-14 and 38-15 the last two years.
Pollock was a standout in football and baseball at PC, where he played for former Clemson assistant and current Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin.
Pollock was drafted in the 15th round by the Pirates in 1995, and took over at PC in 2005.