BASEBALL: After five seasons as the University of Utah assistant baseball coach, Bryan Conger has accepted the head coaching job at his alma mater, Tarleton State.

Conger has been Utah's pitching coach the last five years. While working with the hurlers for the Crimson and White, Conger mentored two all-conference pitchers (Josh Cooper and Stephen Fife).

"I'm really proud of Bryan," said Utah head coach Bill Kinneberg. "This is a dream come true for him. He gets the chance to return home to coach his alma mater, and there's nothing better than that. I couldn't be happier for him or his family.

"We'll begin a search for a new assistant coach immediately."

Conger played three years at Tarleton State (1993-95). He earned his bachelor's degree in 1995.

Junior college

BASKETBALL: Russell Beck, who was an assistant at SLCC this past season, has accepted a similar position at the College of Southern Idaho.

Beck will be the top assistant coach for recently hired head coach Steve Gosar, who was Baret Peery's assistant last year. Peery left the Twin Falls, Idaho, junior college powerhouse to become an assistant under Jim Boylen at the University of Utah.

Beck previously coached at Southern Utah and Dixie State before joining Norm Parrish at SLCC last season.

Utah State

SOFTBALL: Utah State softball head coach Candi Letts and the Aggie softball program will be conducting a summer camp, July 15-17. It is open to ages 8-18.

The resident camper fee is $250 while the non-resident camper fee is $225. A nonrefundable deposit of $75 is due by July 1 with the remainder of the balance due at registration. Registration on the day of the camp will $275 for resident campers and $250 for non-resident campers.

For more information, contact the USU Softball Office at 435-797-0553 or 435-797-2069.