Philadelphia University Director of Athletics, Tom Shirley, announced today the hiring of Pat Horvath as the new Head Baseball Coach effective immediately. Horvath, who replaces John DiMeglio, spent the 2009-2010 season as assistant coach at Rider University.
A graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University with a bachelor’s degree in history, Horvath helped the Rider Broncs to the conference championship and a trip to the NCAA Division I Regionals held at the University of Texas in Austin.
In announcing the hiring Tom Shirley stated “Pat brings a variety of coaching experiences as both a head and assistant coach to our University. I am optimistic that he will create a smooth transition into the 2010-2011 season.”
In response to his hiring, Horvath, a Warrington, PA resident, stated: “It is apparent that Philadelphia University has developed a consistently strong NCAA Division II athletic presence. My experience tells me that given the success of the athletic department there is tremendous support and vision not only within the athletic department but also from the University’s administration. With this support, combined with great facilities, strong academics and a beautiful location, it is our team’s goal to be a playoff contender and Conference Champion in the CACC.”
The 2010 Rams are coming off a 14-19 season that saw senior, Tyler Mentzer, named the CACC Player of the Year. The fall academic calendar begins on Monday, August 23rd with fall practices for baseball commencing in early September.