Roof Brothers On Opposing Sides

Shawn and Eric Roof grew up together in big league clubhouses with their father Gene, a major league player and coach.

Now they are on opposite sides of the diamond in a college setting.  Shawn is in his first season as an assistant coach at Indiana University, while Eric serves as an assistant with Eastern Michigan.  The two teams recently faced off in a game.

The Roof baseball family is quite extensive.  Father Gene is one of five brothers who played professionally, and he is currently a coach in the Detroit Tigers’ minor league system.  Shawn and Eric have a younger brother, Jonathan, who played in the Red Sox system in 2014.

Read more about Shawn and Eric Roof at the link below from The Elkhart Truth:

http://www.elkharttruth.com/sports/college-sports/indiana-university/2015/03/10/Indiana-baseball-ready-for-season-s-first-home-game.html

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