Professional, College Greats Join Baseball Staff
A Wittenberg baseball coaching staff already spearheaded by veteran head coach Jay Lewis ’94 and assistant coach Rick Gold, a member of both the Miami Valley Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame and the Ohio High School Coaches Association Hall Of Fame, was bolstered in 2009 by two more outstanding baseball minds.
Former Major League Baseball standout and Springfield native Rick White brought 14 years of professional pitching experience to the staff, while Craig Isaac ’94 returned to his alma mater’s dugout after eight seasons leading the baseball program at nearby Shawnee High School. The pair headed up the Tiger pitching staff in 2009, helping Wittenberg to records of 18-21 overall and 7-9 in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) West Division.
Isaac led one of the most successful high school baseball programs in the area, capping his career with three league titles before earning entry into the Clark County Baseball Hall of Fame earlier this year. During his collegiate playing days, Isaac earned three All-NCAC awards and was selected to the All-Mideast Region team as a senior in 1994.