Senior right-handed pitcher Gavin Williams

Senior right-handed pitcher Gavin Williams throws the ball from the mound against UNC Charlotte during the NCAA Regional on June 6.

Athletics Director of California State University Fullerton Jim Donovan announced on June 30 East Carolina University baseball pitching coach Jason Dietrich will begin his new position as head coach of the Titans baseball team.

This will be Dietrich’s second time on the coaching staff for the Titans as he was previously an assistant coach with the team. 

Dietrich has worked alongside head coach Cliff Godwin since the fall of 2019 and saw the Pirates reach several accomplishments during this time. ECU finished with a 44-17 overall record in 2021 and captured the American Athletic Conference regular season title as well as the NCAA Greenville Regional Championship as the No. 13 seed in the nation. The team also made an appearance in the Nashville Super Regional.

Godwin wished Dietrich well, according to the press release. He said this a great opportunity for Dietrich though he will be missed by the team. 

“Our P.I.R.A.T.E.S. family is super excited for coach Dietrich in getting an opportunity to lead the Cal State Fullerton baseball program,” Godwin said. “We have been blessed to have him and his family be a part of our program for the past two years. He was not only a phenomenal pitching coach for us but also a great friend to me and our staff. We love Dietz and his family, and of course he will be missed, but we wish them nothing but the best!”

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