Assistant coach Mark Van Ameyde enters his third year overseeing the instruction of the Hoya pitching staff while also serving as the GU recruiting coordinator.
In his first season on the Hilltop, Van Ameyde helped the Hoya pitching staff set a new school record for strikeouts in a season while also guiding Eddie Pena to the singleseason and career strikeout records.
Prior to coming to Georgetown, Van Ameyde coached at his alma mater, Detroit Mercy for four years where he worked with the pitchers and hitters, as well as serving as the recruiting coordinator. Under Van Ameyde's direction as the associate head coach and hitting instructor in 2004, the Titans led the conference in batting.
Van Ameyde spent the 1999 and 2000 seasons as head coach at St. Mary's College (Mich.) where he led the team to the 1999-2000 NSCAA World Series and produced an All-American outfielder. Van Ameyde also spent time as a pitching coach in the Great Lakes Collegiate League, where he worked with two current professional pitchers.
As a player at UDM, Van Ameyde, a right-handed pitcher, compiled a 12-7 record with an ERA of 3.65 in 128.1 innings over two seasons. As a senior he was named team MVP as well as being honored with First Team All- Conference accolades after posting a 3.33 ERA in 83.7 innings pitched.
Prior to playing at Detroit Mercy, Van Ameyde also pitched for Henry Ford Community College, where he helped win a regional championship.
Van Ameyde is pursuing a master's degree in sport administration from Wayne State (Mich.). He and his wife Melissa have one son, Chase, who was born on July 24, 2005. The family resides in northern Virginia and also has two English Mastiff dogs, Mattingly and Sinatra.