Baltimore, Md.-- UMBC baseball head coach Bob Mumma announced the promotion of pitching coach/recruiting coordinator Liam Bowen to associate head coach on Thursday, August 30. Both Bowen and Mumma will enter their seventh seasons in the dugout at UMBC, coming off a year that saw the Retrievers win their first America East Championship in program history.
"I am excited to be able to promote Liam to associate head coach. This has been long overdue for him. He has been a tremendous asset to our program in all aspects from conditioning and practice to the pitching staff and recruiting," Mumma said.
Bowen has helped turn the Retriever pitching staff into one of the best in the conference in recent years. Has recruited and mentored two America East Rookies of the Year (Matt Chanin, 2015 and Christian Torres, 2017) and Pitcher of the Year (Conrad Wozniak, 2015) as well as help place ten players on the All-Conference First Team in the past three seasons. In addition to Wozniak and Torres, Hunter Dolshun was named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-Region team during his tenure.
"Liam has earned this title through his hard work and dedication to the program. I am thankful for the administration allowing Liam to earn this title," Mumma said.
The Retrievers finished the 2017 season with a 23-25 record, going 11-9 in America East play. UMBC swept the field at the America East Championships taking down Stony Brook (3-2), Albany (9-0) and Maine (2-1 F/10) to win the title and competed in the NCAA Regionals in Winston-Salem, N.C.