Messenger - Vol. 4, No. 1, Page 7 1994 Blue Hen standout to steer new academy Delaware's all-time leader in career home runs has returned to the campus to coordinate a new baseball throwing academy and to serve as assistant baseball coach. Jim Sherman, Delaware '82, will supervise the activities of the new academy, which will be directed by head baseball coach Bob Hannah. The academy is intended to help young athletes, ages 10 to 18, learn proper throwing mechanics and to rehabilitate injured throwing arms. Sherman, who as an outfielder led Delaware to three East Coast Conference titles, was a career .347 hitter. He was a 14th-round draft pick by the Houston Astros and played six seasons in the minors, before retiring to become baseball coach and athletics director at Wilmington College in Delaware. There, he led the Wilmington Wildcats to six district titles, two regional championships and two trips to the NAIA world series, in 1992 and 1994.