CHAPEL HILL --- Former standout catcher and 2009 MLB Draft pick Mark Fleury will serve as an undergraduate assistant for the 2013-14 school year, North Carolina head baseball coach Mike Fox announced Tuesday. Fleury, who was a three-year letterman from 2007-09 and a fourth-round pick (No. 119 overall) by Cincinnati, will assist with the Tar Heel batters in addition to focusing on the catchers.
"We are excited to have Mark back in Chapel Hill and on our staff for this season," Fox said. "It's a tribute to the kind of person he is that he wanted to come back to school and finish his degree. I think he will be a great addition to our program."
Fleury had his finest season at Carolina as a junior in 2009, batting .309 with 12 home runs and 60 RBIs while handling a pitching staff that included future Major Leaguers Matt Harvey, Adam Warren and Alex White. The 2009 Tar Heels finished 48-18 and advanced to a fourth consecutive College World Series.
As a professional, Fleury advanced to Double-A, with his most recent stop coming with the AA Arkansas Travelers in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim system.