June 23, 2009


Healy Leaves Marist to Become Pitching Coach at WFU


Marist head coach Dennis Healy had resigned to become pitching coach at Wake Forest.


Healy posted a record of 95-116 in four seasons with the Red Foxes, including a 53-46 mark in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Marist won the MAAC title this past season and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament.


The Red Foxes also had a player taken in the Major League draft as senior closer Jacob Wiley was selected in the 41st round by the Cincinnati Reds. It was the first Marist player drafted since 2003.


Healy coached 11 All-MAAC performers, including four First Team selections. Wiley was MAAC Relief Pitcher of the Year and MAAC Tournament Most Valuable Player in 2009.


Healy spent one season at New Orleans and five years at George Washington with new Wake Forest head coach Tom Walter. Healy pitched at GW from 1993-96. During his senior season, Healy was Second Team All-Atlantic 10, Second Team All-East Region and Second Team All-ECAC after going 7-3 with 2.25 ERA, good for 12th in the country.


A national search for a new head coach at Marist begins immediately.


Click here for list of 2009 Division I head coaching changes.