Gregg Ritchie '86 is in his third season as head coach of the George Washington baseball team in 2014-15.
In his second season, Ritchie's hitting philosophy resulted in the Colonials leading all of Division I in both the least amount of total offensive strikeouts (207) and the least amount of offensive strikeouts per game (4.14).
Additionally, Ritchie's inaugural recruiting class went on to make GW one of the youngest teams in the nation. GW was one of just two teams to start at least seven freshmen position players in half of its 2014 games. Two of the freshman, third basemen Bobby Campbell and outfielder Joey Bartosic, earned Atlantic 10 All-Rookie honors. The duo marks the first time GW has produced an All-Rookie performer since the 2008 season.
In his first season at the helm of his alma mater, Ritchie was named the Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year after leading the Colonials to a 15-9 record in conference games and to the program's first Atlantic 10 Championship berth since the 2006 season.
Dave Lorber is in his third season as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the George Washington baseball program.
Lorber played a key role in the mentoring of the 15 freshman that were a part of GW's roster during his second season in 2014. The Colonials were one of just two teams in Division I to start seven freshmen in half of its 2014 games, making GW one of the youngest teams in the nation.
Additionally, Lorber helped the Colonials to become the Division I leaders in least amount of offensive strikeouts (207) and least amount of offensive strikeouts per game (4.14).
Dustin Johnson enters his first season as assistant coach and pitching coach for the George Washington baseball team in 2015.
Coach Johnson joins the Colonials after spending the previous three seasons at Binghamton University, most recently helping guide the Bearcats to two consecutive America East Conference championships and NCAA Regional appearances.
During his time at Binghamton, Coach Johnson helped the Bearcats set program bests in earned run average, walks allowed, walks allowed per game, strikeout-to-walk ratio and opponent batting average.
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Jon Tatum has joined the George Washington baseball coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach, head coach Gregg Ritchie announced.
Tatum spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, helping the Golden Lions win it's first championship in program history after capturing the 2014 Southwestern Athletic Conference Western Division championship.
At UAPB, Tatum served as recruiting coordinator, hitting coach and catching coach and also assisted with infielders and pitching. He was also responsible for implementing and overseeing the Golden Lions' strength and conditioning program as well as the team's operating budget.
Director of Baseball Operations
Jim McKew is in his second season as the Director of Baseball Operations for the GW baseball program.
His primary responsibilities include oversight of the team's student managers, travel and recruiting plans, coordination of video services, practice management and alumni relations.
McKew joined the baseball staff following a four-year stint as a student manager for the Marquette University men's basketball program. During his time at Marquette, McKew played an integral role behind the scenes during the Golden Eagles' runs to the Sweet 16 in (2011, 2012) and Elite 8 in (2013).