Proietti Joins Rider Staff
LAWRENCEVILLE-Lou Proietti of Hamilton, Ontario, has been named an assistant coach on the 2013 Rider University baseball team, Rider head coach Barry Davis announced.
"We are excited to have Lou on our staff," said Davis, who has led Rider to two NCAA tournaments and 146 victories in the last five years. "He brings with him D-1 experience as a player, coaching experience at various levels and a desire to be the best. His two main responsibilities will be coaching third base and working with our hitters. We are fortunate to have him."
Proietti is a 2007 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, where he also received his master's degree in 2009.
"I'm excited to be a part of the Rider baseball community," Proietti said. "Coach Davis has done a remarkable job creating a winning culture that competes for a conference championship every year. I look forward to helping us achieve our collective goals and help continue the tradition of success here at Rider."
Proietti played shortstop at UMass and went on to play professionally in Italy before turning to coaching and was a Physical Education Consultant with the Ferroni Way Curriculum Consultation in Stoney Creek, Ontario.
A teacher and assistant baseball coach at Georgetown Prep School in North Bethesda, Maryland, Proietti has served as a hitting instructor at Pitcher's Edge in McLean, Virginia and as an assistant coach at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
The former head baseball coach at Cardinal Newman High School in Ontario, Proietti went on to coach with the Oneonta Outlaws in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball Summer League in New York.
Proietti also has ties with the MAAC. As a freshman he started every game at shortstop for Saint Peter's College before transferring to Potomac State College. At Potomac State he was on the squad that advanced to the Junior College World Series.
Proietti joins fifth-year assistant coach Jamie Steward on the Rider staff.