Baltimore, Md.-- UMBC baseball head coach Liam Bowen announced the promotion of Ryan Terrill and Mitch Cooksey today, as well as the addition of Will Frazier to the coaching staff as a volunteer assistant. Both Terrill and Cooksey were on the staff the past season with Frazier coming on board for the 2020 season.
"I am thrilled that we are able to keep this staff intact moving forward. The energy and character that Ryan, Mitch and Will have shown over the past year makes retaining and promoting them an easy decision. They make me a better coach every day and I am excited to keep working with them," head coach Liam Bowen said.
Ryan Terrill will now be the recruiting coordinator while also continuing his role in controlling the offense, baserunning and outfield portions of the team. Terrill came to UMBC after a very successful career as a high school head coach at perennial power Riverdale Baptist from 2015-18. During his four years he amassed a record of 127-12, leading the program to three straight top 10 national rankings including a number one ranking in 2018. He has mentored six players who have gone on to be drafted or sign professional contracts. Terrill played his college ball at Northwest Shoals Community College (Ala.) and Liberty University.
Cooksey came to UMBC after a stint as an assistant coach under Terrill at Riverdale Baptist in 2017 and 2018. He has also made coaching stops in the Valley Collegiate Baseball League and Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League while also working as an associate scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He will continue in his role as the infield coach, moving from a volunteer assistant to a full-time assistant. This past year, the Retrievers had their highest fielding percentage since 2011 under his tutelage. Cooksey graduated from Anderson University in South Carolina in 2016 where he pitched for four years, logging over 100 innings.
Will Frazier will be joining the Retrievers in the dugout for the 2020 season as a volunteer assistant. Fraizer played his high school ball at Riverdale Baptist and was a standout collegiately at Maryland. He is the career leader in doubles, total bases and extra base hits and is second all-time in home runs and RBI. Frazier is the owner of Dig In Baseball based out of Gaithersburg.