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New South Carolina baseball coach Mark Kingston sat down this week to discuss his first month on the job.

Q. What’s the reception been like from the community?

A. Very good. I think before I was hired people wanted to know who the heck was this guy. Unlike football and basketball, I think most people don’t really have a great grasp of who the baseball coaches are around the country. Maybe four or five guys are recognizable in baseball. Football and basketball, everybody knows who the top 100 coaches are. But since I’ve gotten here, since I’ve had an opportunity to share my vision at the press conference, the reception has been very positive and very encouraging.