Gregg Ritchie ’86 is in his sixth season as head coach of the George Washington baseball team in 2017-18.
Ritchie led the Colonials to the 10th-highest win total in program history in his fifth season at the helm in 2017. GW finished with 31 victories, the second time in three seasons that the program has eclipsed the 30-win mark, and made its third consecutive postseason appearance. In the A-10 Championship, the Colonials won their opening game for the first time since 2003.
A number of players garnered postseason honors under Ritchie’s watch. Joey Bartosic (All-Conference First Team) Robbie Metz (All-Conference Second Team), Eddie Muhl (All-Conference Second Team), Elliott Raimo (All-Rookie Team), Nate Fassnacht (All-Rookie Team) and Will Kobos (All-Academic Team) each earned Atlantic 10 honors while Bobby Campbell, Will Kobos and Raimo each were named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-East Region First Team. Continued…..
Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Dave Lorber is in his sixth season as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the George Washington baseball program.
Under Lorber’s direction the Colonials turned in yet another program-record fielding percentage by boasting the third-best defense in NCAA Division I (.982). The Colonials also garnered national top-10 rankings in both double plays (63, 6th in NCAA) and double plays per game (1.09, 8th).GW returned to the Atlantic 10 Championship for the third consecutive season and won its first game in tournament for the first time since 2003. In total, GW finished with 31 victories on the season, the second time in three seasons eclipsing the 30-win mark and the 10th-highest win total in program history. A number of Colonials garnered postseason awards in 2017. Bobby Campbell (ABCA All-East Region Second Team), Joey Bartosic (A-10 First Team), Robbie Metz (A-10 Second Team), Eddie Muhl (A-10 Second Team), Nate Fassnacht (All-Rookie), Elliott Raimo (All-Rookie, ABCA All-East Region Second Team) and Will Kobos (All-Academic, ABCA All-East Region Second Team).
Lorber played a key role in GW’s fourth consecutive season of at least 20 victories in 2016. The Colonials’ defense, under Lorber’s direction, once again led the Atlantic 10 with a league-best .974 fielding percentage. GW also had a pair of Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team selections in Bobby Campbell and Joey Bartosic and had a player drafted in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft (Kevin Mahala, 16th round, Pirates) for the second straight season. Continued…..
Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach
Rick Oliveri is in his second season as the pitching coach for the George Washington baseball team in 2018.
The Colonials ranked in the top half of the league for earned run average in 2017, bolstered by a strong starting rotation that featured Atlantic 10 All-Rookie and ABCA All-East Region Second Team selection Elliott Raimo. Under Oliveri’s direction, Raimo finished his rookie campaign by leading GW and ranking second in the Atlantic 10 with eight victories. He pitched to a 3.20 ERA on the season with a team-best 73 strikeouts and two complete games.
Oliveri also saw postseason honors for two other pitchers. Senior Eddie Muhl earned a spot on the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team before being drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 25th round of the 2017 MLB Draft. Junior Will Kobos also earned ABCA All-East Region Second Team honors after pitching in a team-high 24 games this past season while leading the team with a 1.99 ERA across 40.2 innings of work. Continued…..
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Troy Marrow joined the Colonials as a volunteer assistant coach in August 2017.
Marrow comes to GW following a two-year stint as a Graduate Assistant at his alma mater, North Carolina Central University. In the past year he has also served as the Director of Operations for USA Baseball’s 18U National Team as well as the 17U National Team Development Program.
The Lutherville, Maryland, native was an All-MEAC performer and an ABCA/Rawlings All-Atlantic Region pick as a sophomore in 2012. He appeared in 174 games over his career at NCCU and batted .269 during his tenure with 103 RBI. Continued…..
Director of Baseball Operations
Former GW star Bobby Campbell was named the Director of Baseball Operations in August 2017.
Campbell recently concluded a standout four-year career for the Colonials in May 2017 by being named an American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings All-East Region Second Team selection following his senior season.
He was the team’s Most Valuable Player as a senior after ranking fourth in the A-10 with a .355 batting average, as well as career-high and team-leading totals of eight home runs, 43 RBI and 15 doubles. He also finished his playing career ranking second all-time in games played (218), fourth in at-bats (806), seventh in doubles (49) and eighth in hits (249). Continued…..