Assistant Coach Western Carolina University
Mingione, a former standout player and coach for Embry-Riddle, spent the past two seasons as volunteer assistant coach at Kentucky where he duties included working with the Wildcat outfielders, as well as assisting in overall offensive instruction. In addition to his coaching duties, Mingione also coordinated UK baseball camps. Over the past two seasons, UK won 78 games, tied for the most wins in a two-year period in school history.
In his first year with the Wildcats, Mingione helped direct one of the greatest seasons in the history of Southeastern Conference baseball as the 2006 Kentucky baseball team completed a historic worst place-to-first place turnaround en route to claiming the school's first-ever SEC championship. En route to the title, the `Cats won a school-record 44 games and set UK records in runs scored (500), walks drawn (337), HBP (80), sacrifice bunts (67) and sacrifice flies (34).
Last season in Lexington, the record-setting trend continued as the Mingione helped the Wildcats put together 19-straight wins at the start of the season to set the school benchmark for consecutive wins and best start (19-0) in 103 years of collegiate baseball. UK also finished atop the NCAA rankings for on-base percentage in '07.