Erik Supplee, who grew up in Williamsburg, was announced Tuesday as Georgetown University's pitching coach.
"He has a proven track record of success, both as a player and a coach," Hoyas coach Pete Wilk said on GUHoyas.com. "I truly believe he is one of the finest young pitching minds in the game and we are lucky to have him. He comes highly recommended by Wake Forest head coach and Georgetown alum Tom Walter, and I cannot wait to see what he brings to our program over the coming years."
Supplee will work with a team that finished 2014 at 19-29, 5-13 in the Big East. He spent two seasons with Wake Forest, as director of operations and 2013 and as a volunteer assistant in '14. Five Wake pitchers were selected in the last two major-league drafts.
Before that, Supplee was the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Lynchburg College. He was the pitching coach at Longwood in 2009, and he began his coaching career at Division II Millersville (Pa.) in 2008, working with outfielders and assistanting with the pitching staff of a team that won its division.
At Division I Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Supplee pitched for four years, achieving an 18-10 record and 3.79 earned-run average. He sparked the Red Foxes to the 2005 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament championships, earning them an NCAA tournament bid.
Supplee graduated from Jamestown High, where he became a first-team All-Bay Rivers District, first-team Daily Press All-Stars and second-team all-Region I pitcher. As a 12th-grader, he was 10-1 with a 1.20 ERA in 75 2/3 innings for the BRD co-champion Eagles, striking out 58 and walking 27. His highlights included a 15-strikeout complete game in a regional win against Greensville County.
He played American Legion baseball for Colonial Post 1776, pitching a no-hitter in 2003 against Yorktown Post 165.