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Avila names Daryl Cronk as its new baseball coach
Former All-American pitcher joins Eagles after serving as assistant at Rockhurst

July 12, 2011
For more information, contact Bob Luder at 816.501.2434.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo - - Daryl Cronk, who most recently served as an assistant coach at Rockhurst University, has been named head baseball coach at Avila University, according to Gary Gallup, director of athletics.

Cronk, who assisted the Rockhurst program for one season, previously served as an assistant at the University of Central Missouri and Pittsburg State University, where he also played and was an all-conference, all-region and All-American pitcher. He also played professionally in the Independent Frontier League and served as an associate scout for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

“We are very excited to have Daryl join the Avila athletic family,” Gallup said. “His enthusiasm is contagious, and he brings a terrific recruiting network.”

“My family was extremely excited to hear the news, and there are five new Eagle fans,” Cronk said.



Avila University is a private, co-educational, values-based liberal arts institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree programs. Avila University is located at 119th and Wornall Rd in southwest suburban Kansas City, Mo.