SEC Baseball:

Vols assign Elander to full-time role

By: Matt Jones
Published: Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Arkansas volunteer coach Josh Elander watches warmups prior to a game against Mississippi State on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Ala.
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Arkansas volunteer coach Josh Elander watches warmups prior to a game against Mississippi State on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Ala.

— Josh Elander, who spent the 2017 season as a volunteer coach at Arkansas, was officially named the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator at Tennessee on Tuesday.

At Tennessee, Elander will work under first-year head coach Tony Vitello, who was an assistant at Arkansas the previous four seasons. Vitello also was an assistant coach at TCU during Elander's playing career there.

Vitello told WholeHogSports last month that Elander would join him at Tennessee "in some capacity," but did not specify what would be his role.

WholeHogSports previously reported Arkansas will hire Craig Parry to replace Elander as volunteer coach, according to sources. The move has not been officially announced.

Parry spent last season as an assistant coach at Southern Arkansas and previously worked at Dallas Baptist alongside Wes Johnson, Arkansas' pitching coach.

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