First State Baseball Camps Coaching Staff


Head Coach

The winningest coach in the history of Delaware State athletics, Blandin completed his 22nd season as head of the Hornets’ baseball program in May 2022. He has guided DSU to a school- record 491 wins, including a 259-159 mark (.620) in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference regular season games.

Blandin was selected as the 2022 MEAC Coach-of-the-Year after leading the Hornets to the league’s regular season title, marking the second time he has earned the award (2012).

Delaware State also recorded a MEAC season-high six-game win streak in 2022, the Hornets' longest since also winning six in a row in 2017.

Blandin has led also DSU to six MEAC Northern Division titles and three MEAC championship game appearances. In 2017, Blandin was inducted into the Delaware High School Baseball Coaches Hall-of-Fame.

Also in 2017, he reached the 400-win mark at Delaware State with a 5-4 victory at Norfolk State. The Hornets trailed 4-1 in the game before scoring four runs in the top of the ninth inning to take the lead. Norfolk State had runners at third and second with none out in the bottom of the ninth, but failed to score, giving Blandin the historic victory in dramatic fashion.

Before joining the Hornets, Blandin served as an assistant coach at the University of San Francisco in 1998. Blandin was also an undergraduate assistant at his alma mater, Wilmington (Del.) College, during the 1994 season. That year, Wilmington qualified for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) World Series in Des Moines, Iowa.

As a player at Wilmington, Blandin help lead the 1992 Wildcats to a fourth-place finish in the 18-team NAIA World Series. He also earned a letter during the 1993 season.


Assistant Coach

Baughan joined the Delaware State baseball staff in August 2021 after serving as an assistant coach for the Tri-City Chilli Peppers of the Coastal Plains League earlier in the summer.

A native of Richmond, Va., Baughan completed his collegiate baseball career after a season at the University of Mount Olive in Mount Olive, N.C. He batted .289 with eight home runs and 43 runs batted in in 36 games for the Trojans during the 2021 season.

Prior to competing at Mount Olive, Baughan played four seasons at Delaware State's Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference rival Norfolk State.

In 2019 as a junior at Norfolk State, he was an All-MEAC and VaSID all-state selection. Baughan led the MEAC with 22 doubles, tied for the second-most in a season in school history and ranked fifth nationally in doubles per game during the '19 season.

He also ranked second in the MEAC in slugging percentage (.560) and total bases (98), tied for fourth in homers (five), eighth in triples (three) and 10th in batting (.314) that season.

During his sophomore year in 2018, he was voted to the VaSID All-State second team and led the MEAC and set a new single-season NSU Division I-era record with nine home runs.


Director of Pitching operations and Delaware State Pitching Coach

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Assistant Coach

Kimmel returned to Delaware State University to join the staff in August 2022 after serving as an assistant coach for the Marion Swamp Foxes of the Old North State League earlier in the summer.

A native of Milford, Delaware Kimmel completed his baseball collegiate baseball career after a season at Coker University in Hartsville, SC. He batted .258 with one homerun and six doubles for the Cobras in 2022.

Prior to competing at Coker, Kimmel played four seasons at Delaware State University.

In 2021 Kimmel batted .253 with two homeruns, five doubles, while accounting for ten outfield assists.

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