August 26, 2008


Hamburg Named Head Coach at Saint Joseph's


Former Army associate head coach Fritz Hamburg has been named head coach at Saint Joseph’s.


Hamburg was associate head coach for the Black Knights for the past eight years. He worked with pitchers and catchers and coordinated recruiting for the Midwest and West regions.


A native of Doylestown, Pa., Hamburg was named the 2007 American Baseball Coaches Association/Baseball America National Assistant Coach of the Year. Hamburg coached four Patriot League Pitchers of the Year and six All-Americans. He worked with 11 players which were chosen in the Major League Draft, including a pair selected in the top 10 rounds.


Prior to his time at Army, Hamburg was an assistant coach at Cornell, New Mexico State, Cal Poly Pomona, Georgia and Ithaca.


Hamburg started his collegiate playing career at Virginia Tech before transferring to Ithaca, where he was an All-American catcher for the Bombers’ 1988 National Championship team. He spent a year in the Philadelphia Phillies’ organization before entering coaching.


Hamburg replaces Lee Saverio, who served as interim head coach for the 2008 season. The Hawks posted an overall record of 18-34 this past year and a mark of 9-18 in the Atlantic 10.


Click here for list of 2008 Division I head coaching changes.