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Eric Folmar
Associate Head Coach

Eric Folmar is in his third season at ULM and first as the program's associate head coach. Folmar continues to work with the Warhawk hitters while serving as the team's recruiting coordinator.

In 2015, Folmar coached a pair of All-Sun Belt selections as well as one All-Louisiana selection.

Keelin Rasch (Second Team All-Sun Belt; Second Team All-Louisiana finished the regular season as the conference's leader in both hits (78) and total bases (124). He finished second in the conference in batting average (.359) and fourth in slugging percentage (.571). He was the team's leader in RBI with 41 and finished tied for the team lead in runs scored with 40.

Anthony Herrera (Second Team All-Sun Belt) appeared in 36 games in the field and started the final 33 games of the season at second base and he posted 35 total hits (four doubles) including 13 runs scored and six RBI. He came just two sacrifice bunts shy of tying the single season school record as he finished the 2015 campaign with 13 sac bunts (school record: 15, Jay Nelson, 1991). .

Folmar also worked with shortstop Kodie Tidwell as the Calhoun, La., native was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 26th Round of the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Tidwell, midway through the 2015 season, was batting over .400 and his defense improved dramatically as he committed just 12 errors in the field (249 chances). Compared to the 2014 season, Tidwell's fielding percentage increased by 58 points and he commited 14 fewer errors, a decrease of nearly 54%.

Folmar spent the 2014 season at Army, where The Black Knights finished the season 33-18 overall and 15-5 in conference play.

Before joining the staff at West Point, Folmar spent eight seasons as an assistant coach at Penn State. During his time at Penn State, Folmar was part of 200 victories and he was the program's recruiting coordinator. He handled third base coaching duties as well as coaching infielders and base running.

Folmar recruited pitcher Drew O'Neil who established the school save record and was drafted in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft. He also brought catcher Ben Heath to Penn State. Heath set the school record for home runs with 19, was an All-American and was drafted in the fifth round. In total, Folmar coached or recruited 21 players who were selected in the Major League Baseball Draft, mentored 22 All-Big Ten player and 54 Academic Big Ten selections.

Prior to working at Penn State, Folmar coached at his alma mater, Old Dominion from 2002-05 where he worked with the infielders, outfielders, catchers and base running through his tenure while also assisting in recruiting.

Among the 15 players he coached or recruited that were chosen in the Major League Baseball Draft was Justin Verlander, a Cy Young winner and Most Valuable Player choice.

Folmar began his coaching career at Young Harris Junior College in Georgia where he served as camp coordinator and coached infielders and catchers. During his two seasons, the Mountain Lions won 82 games and a pair of conference championships.

During his playing days at Old Dominion from 1996-99, he helped the Monarchs to three Colonial Athletic Association Championship Game appearances, a CAA regular season championship, a CAA tournament championship and was part of a team that appeared in the NCAA Regionals.

A native of Chambersburg, Pa., Folmar earned his bachelor's degree in health and physical education.

He and his wife Kim, a field hockey All-American at Old Dominion and a member of the U.S. National Team, have five children, Bryce, Zac, Alex, Tyler and Mia.

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Position: Associate Head Coach
Alma Mater: Old Dominion
Graduating Year: 1999
Phone: 318-342-5396
Email: folmar@ulm.edu