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Shigeki Noguchi to join Rookies coaching staff

by on Feb.09, 2012 @ 2:23 am, under Other

The media learned on Wednesday that Shigeki Noguchi (37) will be hired as a coach for the Rookies team in Tokoname, Aichi.  A press conference will be held on Thursday.

The Rookies are an NPO team made up of players that had to leave their high school baseball teams, failed to make it into a high school, or dropped out of high school.  The team was established in 2011 with the hopes to help kids earn their high school degrees.  They are also officially recognized by the Japan Amateur Baseball Association as a Club Team.

UPDATE 2/9 @ 5:57pm - Rookies posted an official announcement at their website about the press conference they held for Noguchi in Nagoya today.  Noguchi's contract with the team is effective March 1.