Rose, Bates, Three Signees taken in MLB Draft
Georgia State junior third baseman Matt Rose was selected Wednesday by the Chicago Cubs in the 11th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, and junior pitcher Nathan Bates went in the 15th round to the Los Angeles Angels.Read More
Conley Drafted by Oakland Athletics
Georgia State senior pitcher Bryce Conley was selected by the Oakland Athletics in Round 22 of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.Read More
Roach Drafted by Tampa Bay Rays Georgia State senior catcher Joey Roach was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft Saturday, taken in the 31st round. Read More
Now in his 12th season at the helm, Greg Frady is Georgia State’s all-time leader in victories, establishing an unprecedented pattern of winning within the Panther baseball organization.
On March 20, 2016 vs. Arkansas State, Frady earned his 294th victory at Georgia State to surpass Mike Hurst, who finished his Panther career in 2006 with 293 career wins. Later in 2016, Frady achieved win No. 300 with the Panthers vs. Appalachian State, and on March 4, 2017 vs. Northern Kentucky, he reached 500 victories for his career.
Named the Panthers’ eighth head coach in June 2006, Frady also boasts the highest winning percentage of any baseball coach in school history.
After one season at Alabama, Brock Bennett has returned to the Georgia State baseball program as assistant coach in August 2018. Bennett now serves as the Panthers’ hitting instructor.
Bennett originally came to Georgia State in 2015-16 and spent two years on the staff. One of the players with whom he worked closely was catcher Nick Gatewood, who went on the become an 11th-round draft pick of the San Diego Padres in the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft.
He moved to Alabama, his alma mater, and served the 2017-18 season under first-year head coach Brad Bohannon.
Josh Davis joined the Georgia State baseball program as an assistant coach in September 2017 after four years as the pitching coach at Richmond.
Davis helped lead the Richmond program to back-to-back winning seasons in 2015 and 2016 while helping the Spiders secure recruiting classes that were ranked among the Top 100 in the nation both years.
During his time with the Spiders (2014-17), the program produced six professional draft picks or signees, including pitchers Keenan Bartlett (2017 31st round draft pick by San Francisco Giants), Tanner Stanley (2015 36th round pick by the Kansas City Royals) and Dylan Stoops (2015 free agent signee by San Diego Padres).
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Steve Rosen was named assistant coach for the Georgia State baseball team in August 2017 after spending one year as the program’s graduate assistant.
A former collegiate catcher, Rosen will work with the Panthers’ catchers while coaching first base and assisting with hitting instruction.
“I am excited to elevate Steve Rosen to a coaching position with Georgia State baseball,” head coach Greg Frady said. “He is a promising young coach who brings unique experience to our organization, and he earned this opportunity with the hard work and baseball knowledge that he showed last year.”
Director of Baseball Operations
Stephen Aluko joined the Georgia State baseball program as director of operations in February 2017.
Aluko spent the previous year as assistant events manager with the Oregon athletics department, overseeing operations for several sports, including baseball, women’s soccer, women’s lacrosse and outdoor track & field.
He went to Oregon after two years as a graduate assistant at Kansas State, where he served as the primary event manager for baseball, volleyball, track and field, tennis and rowing.