Hamburg Named Head Coach at
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
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
Click here for list of 2008 Division I head coaching changes.