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Beetles sign two new coaches for 2009

The Alexandria Beetles baseball team recently signed Paul Fibbe as their assistant coach for the 2009 season. Fibbe is currently the head coach for Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers, Florida and will return as an assistant coach at Florida Gulf Coast University in the fall.

Beetles head coach Seth Maier is pleased to have Fibbe as an assistant and noted, "we have had many excellent players in Beetles' uniforms in the past from Florida Gulf Coast and I am looking forward to working with a member of their coaching staff this summer."

Both Josh Upchurch and Tim Roberson have been recent players from this program, with Roberson coming back in 2009. Fibbe's hometown is Jacksonville, Florida.

He was a four-year starter at Paxon High School in Jackonsville and went on to play for Florida Community College in Jacksonville for two years. While in college, Fibbe played in the Florida Collegiate Summer League with the Leesburg Lightning.

He was a member of the All Star Team representing Leesburg during his time in the Florida Summer League.

The Beetles' scheduled home opener is Thursday, May 28 when the Madison Mallards come to town for a 6:05 p.m. game start.

With the addition of Scott Chisholm, the Beetles coaching staff is complete for the 2009 season. Chisholm, who coaches at Oakland City University in Indiana, will be responsible for the Beetles pitching staff this summer.

The 2009 season will mark Coach Chisholm's first season with the Mighty Oak baseball team at Oakland City University in southern Indiana. Coach Chisholm, a Pittsburgh native, and Duquesne University graduate, joins the Mighty Oaks staff as an assistant coach, responsible for the pitching staff, conditioning, and will assist Coach Fletcher in recruitment of future Mighty Oaks. In 2006, he completed his four-year career pitching at Duquesne University. Chisholm appeared in 48 games for the Dukes, starting 33 during his career, earning 12 victories on the mound. Chisholm was second on the Dukes in strikeouts in both his sophomore and junior campaigns and led Duquesne in strikeouts in 2006, averaging 57 whiffs over his last three seasons.

Chisholm logged the second most innings for Duquesne in 2004 and 2005 and led the staff with 80 innings his senior season. His post-season victory over Fordham in 2005 was the first postseason win in Duquesne history.

After graduation, Coach Chisholm inherited the Seton Hill pitching staff that ranked third in the AMC in ERA and first in innings pitched and strikeouts in 2006. In his two seasons as pitching coach at Division II Seton Hill, he led a young staff to some of the best numbers in school history.

Under his direction, the Griffins posted school bests in strikeouts, fewest walks allowed, ERA, and opponents' batting average between 2007-2008. In 2008, four Griffin pitchers were awarded with WVIAC pitcher of the week honors.

Chisholm also played a key role in the recruiting, compliance and strength and conditioning of the baseball program. He earned his masters degree in business administration with a concentration in management in July 2008.

In addition to his baseball obligations, Chisholm serves as an instructor and advisor in the business department. He teaches courses in finance, statistics and international business.