BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — A college baseball coach with more than 500 victories to his credit is the new leader of South Dakota State University's program.

The Brookings school has hired Rob Bishop as head baseball coach. Athletic Director Justin Sell says one factor in the decision is Bishop's "track record of building successful programs."

Bishop has a 549-322-1 career record, coaching at schools in South Dakota and Montana.

Bishop is a 1994 graduate of Jamestown College in North Dakota, where he earned NAIA All-America honors during the 1992 and 1994 seasons as an infielder.

He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at SDSU and most recently was coach at Montana State University-Billings.

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