Richmond Spiders baseball
2022 Richmond Spiders baseball team
Richmond Spiders text logo.svg
Founded1915 (1915)
UniversityUniversity of Richmond
Head coachTracy Woodson (9th season)
ConferenceAtlantic 10
LocationRichmond, Virginia
Home stadiumMalcolm U. Pitt Field
(Capacity: 600)
NicknameSpiders
ColorsBlue and red[1]
   
NCAA Tournament appearances
1972, 1986, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003
Regular season conference champions
1972, 1986, 1997, 1998, 2003[2]

The Richmond Spiders baseball team represents the University of Richmond in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I. The Spiders compete in the Atlantic 10 (A-10) conference. The Spiders play their home games at Malcolm U. Pitt Field, which is located on the main campus in Richmond, Virginia. They are currently coached by head coach Tracy Woodson.[3]

Coaching history

Tenure [4][5] Coach Seasons Record Pct.
1915–1933 Frank Dobson 19 160–103–2 .608
1934 Dave Miller 1 12–7 .632
1935–1971 Malcolm Pitt 37 426–257–5 .623
1972–1976 Chuck Boone 5 96–56 .632
1977–1984 Tommy Gilman 8 167–128–1 .566
1985–2007 Ron Atkins 23 717–540–4 .570
2007–2013 Mark McQueen 6 156–161–4 .492
2014–present Tracy Woodson 9 211–217–2 .493
Totals 8 coaches 107 seasons 1,945–1,469–18 .569

Richmond in the NCAA Tournament

Year Coach Record Notes
1972 Chuck Boone 0–2 Eliminated by Florida State in District 3
1986 Ron Atkins 0–2 Eliminated by Oregon State in the Midwest Regional
1995 Ron Atkins 1–2 Eliminated by Alabama in the East Regional
1997 Ron Atkins 1–2 Eliminated by Florida in the Atlantic Regional
1998 Ron Atkins 1–2 Eliminated by Florida in the East Regional
1999 Ron Atkins 3–2 Eliminated by Wake Forest in the Winston-Salem Regional
2002 Ron Atkins 4–3 Eliminated by Nebraska in the Super Regional
2003 Ron Atkins 2–2 Eliminated by Stanford in the Palo Alto Regional
Totals 12–17 8 Appearances
The format of the tournament has changed through the years.

Alumni in MLB

References

  1. ^ "Institutional Identity - Colors". Retrieved February 9, 2018.
  2. ^ "Richmond Spiders Baseball: 2017 Quick Facts" (PDF). University of Richmond Athletics. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Baseball Coaches - University of Richmond Athletics". University of Richmond Athletics. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Spider Baseball Record Book" (PDF). University of Richmond Athletics. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  5. ^ "2021 Baseball Schedule - University of Richmond Athletics". University of Richmond Athletics. Retrieved 13 July 2021.