Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach
Oklahoma State '05
Chris Reilly enters his second season as pitching coach at the University of Cincinnati. Reilly's responsibilities include assisting with recruiting, overseeing team travel, equipment, and handling the player placement in college summer leagues.
Reilly made an immediate impact on the program in his first year helping guide the Bearcat baseball program to a new school record for wins (39-20) and a runner-up finish at the BIG EAST Tournament in 2008.
Reilly made a big impact with the pitching staff in his first year with the program. The Bearcats posted a 4.37 team ERA, the team's lowest since 1979, which ranked No. 39 in the nation. Under Reilly's tutelage, his pitchers finished the 2008 season ranked No. 2 in NCAA Division I baseball allowing a miniscule 2.48 walks per game. Under Reilly's instruction, left-hander Dan Osterbrock set a new school record for career wins (21), earned second-team all-BIG EAST honors and was drafted in the seventh round by the Minnesota Twins.
Reilly came to Cincinnati from Florida where he spent the 2006 and 2007 seasons as an assistant at Daytona Beach Community College. DBCC won Mid-Florida Conference Championships both years and led all NJCAA baseball programs with a 3.49 cumulative GPA during the 2006-2007 academic year. The 2006 season saw starting pitcher Alan Farina earn Mid-Florida Conference Pitcher of the Year and Florida Community College Athletic Association (FCCAA) first-team all-state honors. Farina was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays organization in the third round of the 2007 first-year player draft.
Reilly spent the summer of 2006 as the pitching coach for the St. Cloud Riverbats in the Northwoods collegiate summer league.
The Bound Brook, N.J., native began his collegiate playing career at Seton Hall University where he was named 2000 Honorable Mention Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American. He pitched Seton Hall to the BIG EAST Championship and a win at the Clemson, S.C., Regional in 2001.
Reilly finished his college career at Oklahoma State University, where he was named Phillips 66 Big XII Conference Pitcher of the Week, and Honorable Mention All-Big XII Conference in 2002. After completing his year at Oklahoma State he signed professionally and played four years of professional baseball, two in the Baltimore Orioles organization and two in the Frontier League.
Reilly returned to Oklahoma State University to graduate with a degree in Business Administration in May of 2005.
The Chris Reilly File
College: Oklahoma State (BS in Business Administration, 2005)
Year at Cincinnati: 2nd
Coaching experience: 3 seasons
Daytona Beach Community College (2005-2007), Assistant Coach; Cincinnati (2007-present), Assistant Coach
Playing experience: Seton Hall University, (2000-2001); Oklahoma State University, (2002); Baltimore Orioles, (Gulf Coast League, Appalachian League, Carolina League) (2002-2004); Windy City Thunderbolts, (Frontier League), (2004-2005).
Personal: Wife, Megan (Tulsa, OK).