Jim Toman

The young Blue Raiders faced adversity, injuries and a tough schedule in Jim Toman’s first season as the head coach.

Toman picked up his first win as the Blue Raiders skipper in the season opener, defeating Bowling Green by a score of 7-0 on February 15, 2019. The highlight of the season came when the Blue Raiders swept rival Western Kentucky at Reese Smith Jr. Field in early April.

Jim Toman was announced as the new head coach of the Blue Raiders on June 20, 2018. Toman became the 22nd head coach since the program began in 1913 and is just the fourth coach since 1974. Toman has 28 years of coaching experience in Division I baseball. In those 28 seasons, Toman has never had a losing season, including nine seasons as a head coach at Liberty.

Assistant Head Coach at College of Charleston (2018)

Jim Toman spent one season as the assistant head coach/recruiting coordinator with the College of Charleston baseball program. In his one season as the assistant coach, the Cougars picked up eight more victories than the previous year. Under Toman’s tutelage, the 2018 Cougars improved statistically in batting average, home runs, slugging percentage, stolen bases, fielding percentage, ERA, K/9, and BB/9 from the 2017 season.

Head Coach at Liberty (2008-2016)

In his nine season as the head coach at Liberty, Toman led the Flames baseball program to national prominence.

Toman was named the sixth head coach in the history of the Liberty Baseball program in June of 2007. He holds the highest Division I winning percentage in Flames history, posting an impressive record of 329-205-1 (.616).

Toman led the Flames to a winning record in all nine of his seasons, averaging 37 wins per season. He led the Flames to five tournament championship appearances, winning the 2013 Big South tournament after going undefeated in the tournament. In 2013, Toman guided Liberty to their first NCAA Regional final appearance after defeating Clemson twice to reach the final.

In 2014, Toman was named the Big South Coach of the year after he led his team to a 41-18 record and securing the school’s first at large bid to an NCAA Regional. That same year, the Flames were ranked as high as #21 in the Baseball America weekly poll. Toman recorded his 300th career victory on February 26, 2016 against Marshall.

Associate Head Coach at South Carolina (1996-2007)

Toman joined the Gamecock staff after Ray Tanner became the head coach in June of 1996. Toman served as the recruiting coordinator and worked with the catchers.