Head Coach: Rider University
In just his fourth season at Rider University Barry Davis led the Broncs to the NCAA Tournament as champion of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
Barry Davis was named the Rider head coach in July of 2004. In his first year he led Rider to a 21-win season, including a 14-13 record in the MAAC. In his second season, he was named the co-winner of the MAAC Baseball Coach of the Year award, leading the Broncs to a playoff berth and a third place finish in the MAAC.
In 2008 his team defeated the top seed, Canisius, and beat the third seed, Siena, two out of the games to win the MAAC Tournament and advance to the NCAA Tournament in Fullerton, California.
Prior to coming to Rider Davis was the head coach at Georgia Southwestern State University from 2001-2004.
The four-time NJCAA Division III National Coach of the Year at Gloucester County College, Davis has compiled 646 victories in his head coaching career with just 274 losses, including 96 wins at Rider and an 11-year stint at Gloucester CC where he won four National Junior College titles and eight Regional Championships.
Davis was 137-87 at Georgia Southwestern, winning the 2002 conference regular season and finishing with a National NAIA Ranking of fifth, earning Georgia Dugout Club NAIA Coach of the Year honors. Davis has sent 17 of his players on to the professional ranks, including Scott Knazek of the 2006 Rider squad.
Davis also coached the National Junior College Athletic Association all-star team in 1999 which defeated Team Canada.
A 1987 graduate of Bridgewater (VA) College, Davis has assisted at George Mason and Frostburg State. Davis was an All-Conference and All-State shortstop at Bridgewater, earning team MVP honors as a junior.
Davis is Rider's eighth baseball coach and just the third since 1960.
Assistant Coach: Rider University
Jaime Steward of Blackwood, a former pitcher in the Anaheim Angels organization, was named the new assistant baseball coach at Rider University, Rider Head Coach Barry Davis announced.
Steward is a 1997 graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School and a 2001 graduate of Le Moyne College.
"Jaime is an excellent addition to our staff," said Davis, who led Rider to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship in 2008, advancing to the NCAA Regional at Cal Fullerton. "He has been successful at every level and has pitched for championship teams at the high school and college level."
The 2001 Le Moyne Athlete of the Year, Steward was the MAAC Pitcher of the Year in 1999, after earning MAAC Rookie of the Year honors in 1998.
At Le Moyne Steward graduated as the career leader in strikeouts and innings pitched, and was drafted in the 39th round by the Angels.
At Gloucester Catholic Steward earned All-State and honorable mention All-America honors as a senior, leading his team to a national ranking of fifth.
After two years in the Angels' organization Steward pitched for the Camden River Sharks and the Atlantic City Surf, and was selected as the starting pitcher in the 2005 Atlantic League South Division All-Star game.