Breaking news: HCAW dismisses Bill Froberg!
BUSSUM (Neth.) -
On Tuesday-evening, Mr. Cocker HCAW and its Head Coach Bill Froberg has separated.
The club confirmed the move later on the evening and added that it had decided to dismiss Froberg based on the disappointing results so far.
For the remainder of the season, Ronald Jaarsma (who was Froberg's Assistant Coach) has been named Head Coach.
Frans Groot will remain with the team as Pitching Coach, while Roy Berrevoets has been added as Bench Coach.
Berrevoets was HCAW's Head Coach in 2007 and 2008.
After completion of the season, the coaching situation will be reviewed.
HCAW is currently in a tie for sixth place with Sparta-Feyenoord with a 6-15 record.
Last weekend, HCAW lost twice to Sparta-Feyenoord after having won the opener of the series on Thursday with an 8-0 shutout.
On Saturday, HCAW lost 5-3 in 11 innings, then was beaten 12-11 on Sunday.
HCAW won only one of the first 12 games played, but ended an 8-game losing streak on May 12 winning vs. Corendon Kinheim.
Between May 12-21, HCAW had a good period, winning four of the five games played in that period, including two vs. Kinheim.
But then, HCAW lost three of its last four games played.
Bill Froberg was in his second season as Head Coach of HCAW.
In August 2009, Froberg was named to lead HCAW in the 2010 season after having already been their Head Coach in 2004 and 2005 after having been their Bench Coach in 2003.
Last year, HCAW finished in fifth place with a 19-23 record.
Froberg also has been the Head Coach in the past of Haarlem Nicols (1986-1987), Quick Amersfoort (1993-1996) and Neptunus (1997 and part of 1998).
He also led HMS (1983-1985; 1988-1989) and Twins (1990-1992) in the First Division.
Besides coaching club teams, Froberg led the Dutch Junior Team as its Field Manager (1999-2003; 2007-2008) and has been a member of the coaching staff of the Dutch National Baseball Team (2007-2009).
This was Froberg's 12th season as Head Coach in the Dutch big league and he was five wins away from his 250th career victory at the highest level.