ASU Baseball names Jason Laws volunteer assistant coach

JONESBORO, Ark. (ASU) – Arkansas State head baseball coach Tommy Raffo announced Wednesday the addition of Jason Laws as a volunteer assistant coach with the Red Wolves for the upcoming season.

Laws comes to ASU after serving as an assistant coach at South Dakota State University last season.  Jason will assist with the offense and work with the catching core in addition to being the Camp Coordinator.

"We are excited about Jason joining our program.  He will bring D-1 experience both as a player and coach to ASU," said Raffo. "He is energetic and will help ASU baseball continue in a positive direction"

While serving as the hitting coach in 2011, South Dakota State ranked 1st in the Summit League in batting average, runs, hits, doubles, triples, RBIs, slugging percentage and on base percentage.

A native of San Diego, Calif., Laws was a catcher collegiately at Palomar Junior College in San Marcos, Calif., before transferring to Murray State (Ky.). In 2009, Laws was a first-team all-Ohio Valley Conference selection, hitting .373 with 10 doubles, three triples, three home runs and 39 runs batted in. During his senior season, in 2010, he batted .314 with 14 doubles, four home runs and 41 runs scored.

Laws earned a degree in construction at Murray State and is pursuing a master's degree in sports pedagogy at SDSU.