A George Washington alum ('86) and GW Athletic Hall of Fame member ('99), Gregg Ritchie was named the head coach of the George Washington baseball program on October 9, 2012.
Ritchie returns to Washington from Major League Baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates where he served as the team's hitting coach.
Named the Pirates' hitting coach on November 24, 2010, the 2012 season marked Ritchie's seventh with the Pittsburgh organization, having also served as the minor league hitting coordinator for five years. Ritchie has been instrumental in the development of the Pirates' homegrown two-time All-Star Andrew McCutchen, who in 2012 led the NL in hits (194), finished second in runs scored (107) and batting average (.327), placed third in on-base percentage (.400) and slugging percentage (.553), and also finished in the NL's Top 15 in home runs (31, t8th), walks (70, 8th), RBIs (96, 11th) and triples (6, 15th). As a team, Coach Ritchie's hitters ranked fourth in the National League in home runs this season, as McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez (30 HR), Garrett Jones (27 HR) and Neil Walker (14 HR) all enjoyed career-best years under Ritchie's tutelage.
Dave Lorber was named Assistant Baseball Coach at George Washington University in September 2012.
Lorber joins the Colonials after spending the 2012 season at Stony Brook University, where the Seawolves made an improbable run to the College World Series after winning a school-record 52 games.
Lorber primarily worked with outfielders, base runners and hitters for the Seawolves, including 2012 ABCA National Player of the Year and Major League Baseball first-round draft pick Travis Jankowski. Stony Brook also had six other players selected in the MLB draft and had three position players garner All-American honors. Lorber also served as the oncampus recruiting manager and handled day-to-day baseball operations.