Erik Supplee joined the Georgetown baseball coaching staff on July 1, 2014 as the pitching coach.
"I am excited to have Erik join the Georgetown baseball program," Head Coach Pete Wilk said."He has a proven track record of success, both as a player and a coach.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."
In Supplee's first season on the Hilltop in 2015, the Georgetown pitching staff set a program record with a 3.95 team ERA, helping lead GU to its first appearance in the BIG EAST Championships since 1986. In 2015, the Hoyas increased their strikeout total by 59 while decreasing their earned runs allowed by 45 and walks allowed by 37. Under his tutelage, junior Matt Smith (4-5, 2.80 ERA) tied for the most strikeouts in a single season with 78 and was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team. Sophomore closer David Ellingson set a single-season record with a 0.75 ERA while registering nine saves in 24 appearances and was named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team. The two All-BIG EAST selections were the first Georgetown pitchers selected since 2007 (Mike Gaggioli).
Wake Forest won a combined 58 games in Supplee's two seasons in Winston-Salem where he served as the director of operations in 2013 and the volunteer assistant coach this past season. The Demon Deacons had six players selected in the MLB Draft in the past two seasons, including five pitchers.
Prior to Wake Forest, Supplee spent two seasons as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Lynchburg College where, under his tutelage, five pitchers were selected to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) All-Conference team and three to the South Region All-Region team. In each of Supplee's seasons, the Lynchburg pitching staff saw significant improvements lowering its team earned run average every year. Lynchburg pitchers also had a great deal of individual success with five pitchers being selected to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Conference team and three to the South Region All-Region team.
Supplee also recruited and oversaw the development of two pitchers named as the 2011 ODAC Rookie of the Year and the 2012 Virginia State Rookie of the Year.
The Hornets had a banner year in 2012, winning the ODAC Tournament for the first time in 22 seasons. The 2012 squad also set a school and ODAC record with 34 wins by posting a record of 34-10.
In the summer of 2012 Supplee served as the head coach of the Wisconsin Woodchucks in the prestigious Northwood's League. That summer, the Woodchucks set a franchise record with 43 wins and reached a national ranking of as high as third in the country according to Perfect Game. Three Woodchucks were named to the postseason all-star team along with seven players being placed on Perfect Game's top 75 prospect list and two being placed in the top six. On Supplee's Woodchuck roster were current Demon Deacon pitchers Jack Fischer, who was named the 2012 Northwood's League Pitcher of the Year, and Austin Stadler.
"Jack and Austin absolutely loved playing for Erik this past summer," added Walter.
Prior to his time at Lynchburg, Supplee served as the pitching coach at Longwood University during the 2009 season. While at Longwood, he mentored two pitchers that went on to sign professional contracts with the New York Yankees.
Supplee began his coaching career at Millersville University in 2008. During that year Supplee worked with the outfielders and assisted with the pitching staff. In 2008, the Marauders won the PSAC East regular season title after finishing 9-37 the previous season.
Supplee has also served as the pitching coach for the Lehigh Valley Catz of the Atlantic Collegiate League in the summer of 2008 and the Covington Lumberjacks of the Valley Baseball League in the summer of 2009.
As a player, Supplee pitched four seasons at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. For the Red Foxes, Supplee posted a career record of 18-10 with a 3.79 earned run average. He helped Marist win the 2005 MAAC regular season and conference championships, and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Supplee graduated from Marist in 2007 with a B.A. in History.
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