Georgetown Head Coach Pete Wilk named Phil Disher assistant coach and Jake Wald volunteer assistant coach.
Oct. 8, 2012
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University Head Baseball Coach Pete Wilk announced the additions of Phil Disher as assistant coach and Jake Wald as a volunteer assistant for the program.
"It's great to have both coaches on staff," Wilk said. "Both Phil and Jake come in with great experiences from their collegiate and professional experiences and I think our players will have a great opportunity to learn from them."
Disher comes to the Hilltop after spending two years as an assistant at Wofford College, where he worked with the hitters and catchers.
Disher was selected twice in the Major League Baseball Draft, first by the San Francisco Giants in the 45th round (2007) and then in the 15th round of the 2008 draft by the Houston Astros. During his first year of pro ball he was named the MVP of the New York-Penn League while with the Tri-City Valley Cats in Troy, N.Y. He finished playing professionally with the Houston Astros organization when he was forced to retire due to an injury.
Disher, a native of South Carolina, graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2007 with a degree in exercise science and a minor in coaching. During his four year career at USC, he was named All-Southeastern Conference during his junior and senior seasons (2006, 2007) and was a third team All-American selection by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association as a senior. While his teams made several postseason appearances, he was named to two NCAA All-Regional teams as well as two All-SEC tournament teams while being named the MVP of the 2007 Virginia Regional.
Disher served as head coach of the Forest City Owls in the Coastal Plains Collegiate Summer League this past summer. The Owls were the first half division champions and Disher was elected as the head coach of the all-star team.
Wald joins Wilk and the Georgetown program after serving in a similar role at George Washington during the 2011-12 academic year.
A 2002 graduate of George Washington, Wald graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts in psychology. AT GW, he played under current Wake Forest Head Coach Tom Walter, a 1991 Georgetown graduate. He was a two-time Atlantic 10 All-Championship team selection and helped lead the Colonials to the 2002 conference championship.
Wald was selected in the 11th round of the 2002 MLB Draft by the San Francisco Giants. After seven years in the Giants system where he spent two seasons in AAA, Wald closed out his professional career in 2010 with the Arizona Diamondbacks AA team in Alabama.
Baseball Drops Regular Season Finale, 10-5
The Georgetown University baseball team could not overcome an early deficit, dropping its regular...
Offense Leads Baseball to 10-8 Win Over...
All nine batters had at least two base hits and the Georgetown University baseball team tied a...
Hoyas Fall to Villanova, 6-1, Despite Smith's...
Despite a pair of pitching records set by Matt Smith, the Georgetown University baseball team...
Georgetown Hosts Villanova for Crucial BIG EAST...
The Georgetown University baseball team (24-27, 7-8 BIG EAST) will host Villanova University (18-...
Baseball Falls to UMBC in Midweek Action
The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth...
Davis Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll; Hoyas at...
The Georgetown University baseball team (24-26) will travel to the University of Maryland...
Baseball Rallies to Defeat No. 23 Creighton, 3-2
Beau Hall drove in Richie O’Reilly three times as the Georgetown University baseball team...
Hoyas Drop Second Straight to Creighton, 2-0
For the second-straight night, the Georgetown University baseball team only managed four hits,...
DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE: Add to calendar
There are no upcoming events.
- Online Stores & Tickets