August 11, 2012
2012 Coaching Changes
still in search of head coach
George Washington tabbed Tom Sheridan, who has
spent the past 25 years as head coach at Division III Mary
Washington (Va.), as associate head coach on Friday. The
Colonials, who dismissed Steve Mrowka in May after eight
seasons, said Sheridan will lead the program until a permanent
head coach is hired this fall.
The delay in naming a head coach is likely
because GW’s top choice to lead its program currently is
coaching in professional baseball. The hiring of Sheridan
provides the Colonials a veteran leader who can manage the
program until the end of the professional season and the
school’s top choice can take over, with Sheridan a part of the
staff. While CollegeBaseballInsider.com expects that a deal
already is in place for the top choice, it cannot confirm the
selection. Sheridan provides a safety net for the Colonials if
in fact their top choice does not come to fruition.
Sheridan was also assistant athletic director at
Mary Washington as well as head baseball coach. He started the
baseball program in 1988, compiling 579 victories in 25 seasons.
That win total is No. 40 on the Division III all-time list.
Sheridan led the Eagles to 10 conference titles and 11 NCAA
Tournament berths. Prior to his time in Fredericksburg, Sheridan
was an assistant at James Madison from 1982-87. The Dukes
amassed 202 wins and had five postseason appearances, including
a trip to the 1983 College World Series.
"I'm very excited about the opportunity to lead
the George Washington baseball program in the interim until our
new head coach arrives,” Sheridan said. “GW baseball has a
storied past and a lot of tradition with a strong and loyal base
of fans and alumni, plus a beautifully refurbished home at
Barcroft Park, so the chance to work in Washington, D.C., with
the dedicated and determined Colonials student-athletes, is one
that I'm greatly looking forward to."