Following the announcement of Steve Nicollerat's retirement as varsity baseball head coach, SLUH has appointed Ray Bulte '81 as interim head coach. Bulte, a 13-year member of the program's coaching staff, served as the C-team head coach for 10 seasons and then three as a varsity assistant coach.
"The SLUH baseball program is fortunate to have Ray Bulte lead us through this period of transition in the role of interim head coach," says Athletic Director Chris Muskopf '91. "With his depth of experience in the program – as a student-athlete and a coach – and his passion for both SLUH and the sport of baseball, there is no doubt that Ray will devote all of his efforts towards teaching the game and creating positive experiences for the boys in the program."
"I am very excited and honored to lead the SLUH baseball program," says Bulte, who played on the baseball team four years as a student. "My goal is to build upon the strong foundation and tradition that Coach Nicollerat established the past thirty nine seasons."
Nicollorat, a member of the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association (MHSBCA) Hall of Fame and the winningest coach in SLUH history, won 29 district titles (26 consecutive in one stretch) and earned three trips to the Final Four.
In 2019, SLUH celebrates the centennial of its baseball program.