Baseball Coaching Staff
Barry Davis
Head Coach

Barry Davis enters his tenth season at Rider University with a career record of 818-433, including 247-237 at Rider. In 2010 he led Rider to a program-best 36 wins and in 2011 and again in 2013 he set the program record with 34 regular season wins.

The 2013 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, Davis led Rider to the regular season title last year, his third 30-win season in the last four years.

Davis collected his 800th collegiate victory when Rider defeated Lehigh on April 9, 2013.

In just his fourth season at Rider Coach Davis led the Broncs to the 2008 NCAA Tournament as champion of the MAAC and repeated that accomplishment in 2010, guiding Rider to the MAAC Title and to the NCAA Regional at Austin, Texas.

Davis' Broncs have made the four-team MAAC playoffs six straight years.

Davis was named the Rider head coach in July of 2004. In his first year he led Rider to a 21-win season, including a 14-13 record in the MAAC. In his second season, he was named the co-winner of the MAAC Baseball Coach of the Year award, leading the Broncs to a playoff berth and a third place finish in the MAAC.

In 2010 Davis was named the New Jersey College Baseball Association Division I Coach of the Year.

In 2008 his team defeated the top seed, Canisius, and beat the third seed, Siena, two out of three games to win the MAAC tournament, held at Mercer County's Waterfront Park, and advance to the NCAA Tournament in Fullerton, California.

Prior to coming to Rider Davis was the head coach at Georgia Southwestern State University from 2001-2004.

The four-time NJCAA Division III National Coach of the Year at Gloucester County College, Davis has compiled 818 victories in his head coaching career with just 404 losses, including 247 wins at Rider and an 11-year stint at Gloucester CC where he won four National Junior College titles and eight Regional Championships.

Davis was 137-87 at Georgia Southwestern, winning the 2002 conference regular season and finishing with a National NAIA Ranking of fifth, earning Georgia Dugout Club NAIA Coach of the Year honors. Davis has sent 21 of his players on to the professional ranks, including Jerry Mulderig of the 2013 team, Mike Thomas and Nate Eppley of the 2011 squad, Jamie Hayes of the 2009 squad and Scott Knazek of the 2006 Rider squad.

Davis also coached the National Junior College Athletic Association all-star team in 1999 which defeated Team Canada.


A 1987 graduate of Bridgewater (VA) College, Davis has assisted at George Mason and Frostburg State. Davis was an All-Conference and All-State shortstop at Bridgewater, earning team MVP honors as a junior.

Davis is Rider's eighth baseball coach and just the third since 1960. He resides in Morrisville, PA.

Rider Coaching Career Records:

Coach               years                W         L          T
Clair Bee           1929                 3            2          0
Rex Ellis           1941-42             3         11        1
Paul Ricatto      1946                  4           4          0
John Kelly         1947-52           63         34         2
Carl Nawoj         1953-60          116         38         0
Tom Petroff        1961-70          155         84         3
Sonny Pittaro    1971-2004        766       674         8
Barry Davis        2005-              247       237         0

Total                 71 years          1357    1096       14

Position: Head Coach
Alma Mater: Bridgewater
Graduating Year: 1987
Phone: 609-896-5055
Email: bdavis@rider.edu
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