SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. – Former Georgia College & State University baseball graduate assistant coach Clay Kuklick has been named assistant coach at Shepherd University. Shepherd is a public liberal arts school located in Shepherdstown, W.Va., about one hour outside Washington, D.C.
Kuklick will join the Rams coaching staff after spending two years as a graduate assistant at Georgia College (2009-10). During his tenure, Kuklick worked with the catchers and also served as the Bobcats first base coach for games. He helped lead the team to a 42-17 record, as well as an NCAA 2010 Southeast Region Championship.
Prior to coaching at Georgia College, Kuklick was a volunteer assistant at his alma mater Kutztown University (Pa.), where he was a four-year catcher. He ended his collegiate career among the school’s leaders in games played, at bats, runs, hits, and times hit by pitch. He went on to play professionally in the independent Can-Am League from 2005-07.
At Shepherd, Kuklick will work under veteran head coach Wayne Riser, who led the Rams to a 21-18 record last year. Shepherd is an NCAA Division II athletic program and competes in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (WVIAC).
The GCSU Department of Athletics, back-to-back winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Georgia College prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at www.twitter.com/GCSUBobcats for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCSUBobcats.com to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame.