Former major league pitcher Eric Milton was named Friday as the head baseball coach at Severna Park, according to athletic director Wayne Mook.
Milton, 37, was a first-round draft pick of the New York Yankees (20th overall) in the 1996 MLB draft after playing in college at Maryland from 1994-96. He was 89-85 with a 4.99 ERA in 11 seasons in the major leagues. Milton was an American League All-Star selection in 2001, when he was 15-7 with a 4.32 ERA in 35 games for the Minnesota Twins, but he did not appear in the game.
Milton has also served as a volunteer assistant at the college level with the Maryland baseball team since last September. He was also the Terps' interim head coach during the summer before Maryland hired John Szefc to replace Erik Bakich, who left to coach at Michigan.