Longwood Names Mau New Head Baseball Coach

Farmville - Longwood has hired Navy pitching coach Ryan Mau as its new head coach.Before the past four seasons with Navy, Mau coached five years at VMI, following stops at Marist and Charleston Southern. He's just the fourth head baseball coach in Longwood history.

Navy has attained three-straight nationally ranked Top 100 recruiting classes, according to Perfect Game, under Mau. The Midshipmen pitching staff has led the Patriot League in strikeouts for three of the past four seasons, and featured the league Pitcher of the Year in 2014, Anthony Parenti.

Navy finished 23-28 overall, 9-11 in the Patriot League during 2014, and Mau's pitching staff compiled an impressive 3.70 earned run average (ERA) and 350 strikeouts in 421.1 innings (7.48).

As associate head coach at VMI during 2010, Mau helped the program to the second-most wins in school history when the Keydets finished 33-22 and attained their highest-ever national ranking (No. 26). VMI was nationally ranked No. 25 in strikeouts per nine (8.3), and the team featured Big South Rookie of the Year and future Major League Baseball (MLB) first round draft pick, Cory Spangenberg (2011, San Diego). During his four years as the recruiting coordinator and pitching coach at VMI, he recruited three nationally recognized recruiting classes, according to Collegiate Baseball.