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Roland Fanning not returning to UK; Will Coggin a potential replacement

Fanning helped build multiple top 10 recruiting classes in Lexington.

UK Athletics

After going 26-29 in 2019, the Kentucky Baseball program is reportedly making a significant change.

Recruiting coordinator Ronald Fanning told Derek Terry of Cats Pause that he will not be returning to Kentucky in 2020 Monday.

On top of being the Cats’ recruiting coordinator, Fanning served as the team’s third base coach. He had been in both roles since Nick Mingione took over as head coach in 2017.

He made an immediate impact as in 2017 Kentucky’s recruiting class was ranked in the top ten and currently has a top 10-ranked class signed for 2020.

Despite this, Fanning told The Cats Pause Mingione wanted to go in a “different direction”.

He also took the time to take the University saying, “I did nothing wrong. I broke no rules. I gave everything I had to the University of Kentucky these past three years. I appreciate everything the University of Kentucky has done for me. We liked our time in Lexington. I appreciate Mitch Barnhart, Jason Cummings and Kevin Saal and all of our players past, present and future. I appreciate our entire coaching staff.”

As for his replacement, The Cat Pause is reporting former Mississippi State assistant Will Coggin will be the man for the job.