Eric Woodrow ’10, who helped Rider reach two NCAA Baseball Tournaments as a player, is now in his second season as an assistant coach.
“Eric works directly with our catchers, coaches first base and assists with our hitters,” said Rider head coach Barry Davis
Woodrow, a resident of Hamilton, NJ, served as an assistant baseball coach at The College of New Jersey for three years while obtaining his master’s degree in Educational Leadership. During his time at TCNJ the Lions qualified for the conference tournament all three years.
As a graduate assistant at TCNJ Woodrow worked with the catchers, hitters and served as the third base coach, helping the Lions produce the New Jersey Athletic Conference Player of the Year, four All-Region players, seven All-State selections and seven All-Conference picks.
While at Rider Woodrow played in 144 games, starting 114 as a catcher or designated hitter, and collected 91 hits. His career fielding percentage was .983.
“Having played here for four years and after coaching here last year, Eric has a complete understanding of what we are trying to do,” Davis said. “We are excited to have him and we will certainly benefit.”
During his time at Rider the Broncs won two MAAC Championships and advanced to NCAA tournaments in 2008 and 2010. As a senior he had a hit in the NCAA tournament against Rice and as a freshman had a hit in the NCAA tournament against Cal State Fullerton.
Woodrow was an All-CVC and All-Mercer County selection as well as team MVP at Hamilton West High School, graduating with honors, and was a History Education major at Rider.