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Report: Southern Miss assistant to become ULM head coach

Southern Miss pitching coach Michael Federico talks to players during their C-USA tournament game against Louisiana Tech at MGM Park in Biloxi on May 25.
Southern Miss pitching coach Michael Federico talks to players during their C-USA tournament game against Louisiana Tech at MGM Park in Biloxi on May 25. jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com File

Southern Miss coach Scott Berry will have a spot to fill on his staff, according to Kendall Rogers of D1Baseball.com.

USM pitching coach Michael Federico is set to take over as the new head coach at Louisiana-Monroe, Rogers reported Monday.

The USM pitching staff showed steady progress under Federico after he was hired as the program's pitching coach in 2010. The Eagles had a staff ERA of 4.16 this year, helping set a school mark in wins with a final record of 50-16.

Federico is a former Golden Eagle player, competing under Hill Denson from 1995-97. He worked as a graduate assistant at USM under Corky Palmer from 1998-99 before becoming the head coach at Meridian Community College and an assistant at Memphis.

Federico would replace Bruce Peddie, who went 12-43 this season at ULM.

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