Bill Gilbert returns for his second stint as assistant coach at UMBC in the spring of 2011.
Gilbert served as the pitching coach and catching instructor for the Retrievers for two seasons. In 2005, his first year at UMBC, the Retrievers’ team ERA dropped from 3.16 to 2.91, and in 2006 UMBC earned its first-ever berth in the four-team America East Conference tournament.
“It is with great pleasure that I announced that Bill will be returning to UMBC,” French said. “He did a great job the last time he was here, and I look forward to him meshing with Coach (Jill) Dorsch and forming an outstanding staff.”
After leaving UMBC, Gilbert served as pitching coach at
Prior to his first stint with the Retrievers, Gilbert was the pitching coach at Bellevue Community College (1994-96, 1997-98), Catawba College (1998-99), UNC-Pembroke (2000-02) and Monmouth University (2004), and at each stop, the team posted a lower ERA than the previous season. In addition, he coached the Swedish Junior National Team to the Scandinavian championship in 2000.
Gilbert brings an extensive playing and pitching background, both nationally and internationally. An avid fast-pitch player, he regularly took the ball in the circle himself, playing competitively for 11 years.
“I am very excited to be returning to UMBC, and I look forward to the challenge of contributing to Coach French’s program as we strive to win the America East Conference,” Gilbert said. “The biggest thing I noticed is that the administrative and coaching staffs are almost exactly the same as when I left four years ago, and that speaks volumes about UMBC and UMBC Athletics."
Gilbert earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from