June 6, 2011


Mumma promoted to head coach at UMBC


Assistant coach Bob Mumma has been promoted to head coach at his alma mater, UMBC.


Mumma takes over for John Jancuska, who resigned after leading the Retrievers from 1978 to 2011.


A native of Rising Sun, Md., Mumma was a catcher for UMBC from 1990-92. He was a Freshman All-American (.339, 14 HR) and was East Coast Conference Player of the Year as a sophomore (.395, 15 HR, 53 RBI). Mumma helped the Retrievers earned an at-large bid to their first NCAA tournament in 1992 (.346, 13 HR, 53 RBI). He was First Team All-ECC and Academic All-American as a junior.


Mumma was drafted in the 13th round of the 1992 MLB Draft by the Chicago White Sox. He played for two years in the White Sox organization and earned a degree in economics from UMBC in May 1993.


A member of the UMBC Athletics Hall of Fame, Mumma became a full-time assistant at UMBC in 2005.


The Retrievers were 10-37 this past season, including 2-20 in America East.