In July 2005, UMBC moved long-time assistant coach and former standout player Bob Mumma to a full time basis with the title of Recruiting Coordinator of the UMBC baseball program. Mumma, entering his 15th season as a Retriever coach, continues to bring his wealth of knowledge to UMBC that made him one of four Academic All-Americans to play under John Jancuska and a 13th-round Major League Baseball draft choice.
Mumma, who runs the Summer Slam Night Baseball Camp at UMBC, also has spent time during the summer as head coach of the Baltimore Pride, an affiliate of the Clark Griffith Collegiate Baseball League. Mumma coached the Pride through their inaugural season in 2002 and again in 2003. With the Pride, he coached top collegiate players from around the country and developed a team in one of the top wood bat college leagues in the country.
In 1997, UMBC inducted Mumma into the Retrievers' Hall of Fame. The highly decorated former player was a catcher at UMBC from 1990-92. He earned Most Valuable Player honors of the East Coast Conference in 1991 and was a freshman All-American alongside former Major League All-Star Charles Johnson. Mumma is the Retrievers' all-time leader in home runs (42), is tied for second in RBI's (152) and ranks among the top 10 in six other categories. In 1991, he hit .395 with 15 home runs and 54 RBI, and in 1992 he was named Third Team GTE Academic All-American.
Mumma was drafted in the 13th round by the Chicago White Sox in 1992 and signed with the club after his junior season. He completed his economics degree the following year and played for two years in the White Sox system.
Prior to becoming a full-time assistant coach, Mumma served as an academic counselor in the UMBC Athletics EXCELL program, working with all of the university's student-athletes.
Mumma, who received his M.B.A. from the University of Baltimore in the spring of 2000, resides in Owings Mills, Md., with his wife, Kristy Hartman Mumma.