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).
Volunteer Assistant Coach
George Washington baseball head coach Gregg Ritchie has announced that Tyler McCarthy '13 has joined the Colonials' coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach.
"The GW baseball program is a family and I am very proud to welcome Tyler back as an integral part of our staff," said Coach Ritchie. "He gained valuable coaching experience over at Catholic under another alum, Ross Natoli, and will be a big addition to our program this season. He brings true grit and gratitude to the table and he serves as a strong example of doing things the right way for our student-athletes. He was an adored and well-respected student-athlete while at GW."
McCarthy appeared in 180 games across four seasons with the Colonials. He batted .279 as a senior and set career highs in runs, hits, RBIs, total bases and stolen bases while helping lead the Colonials to their first Atlantic 10 Championship appearance and first postseason victory since 2006. His 15-game hitting streak as a senior stands tied for the second-longest streak in program history.