Owls will play three games to conclude fall practices
Dickie Hart has been an integral part of the FAU baseball family since 1995, but will join the squad as a volunteer assistant for the first time in 2003. Hart, who played second base for FAU in 1996-99, will work primarily with the infielders and with base running.
Hart came to FAU in the fall of 1995 as a true freshman, a season which he split between JV and Varsity. The following season he capitalized on every opportunity for playing time. By his junior season, the Palm Harbor native captured the team's MVP honor after starting at second, short and third due to injuries. That same season he led the team statistically in several offensive categories. While 1998 may have been his best individual season, 1999 is the season he will remember best.
Hart was an integral part of the nation's best win streak of 34 games. Playing second base the senior led FAU to its first regular-season conference championship, the program's first NCAA regional tournament and saw the team climb as high as eighth in the national polls.
Following the season he was one of eight seniors to sign a professional baseball contract, spending time with the Angels.
Hart returned to FAU following his stint in baseball's minor league system to complete his Bachelor of Science in Marketing in 1999. He moved from the baseball field to the marketing department where he spent two-years working on his MBA with a concentration in Sports Administration, a degree which he obtained in May of 2002.