Greg Lovelady

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Greg Lovelady
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Central Florida
Conference The American
Record 40–21
Biographical details
Born (1979-01-11) January 11, 1979 (age 38)
Miami, Florida
Playing career
1998–2001 Miami (FL)
2001 Utica Blue Sox
Position(s) Catcher
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2002–2004 Miami (FL) (assistant)
2005–2013 Wright State (assistant)
2014–2016 Wright State
2017–present UCF
Head coaching record
Overall 164–78

Greg Lovelady in an American college baseball coach, currently serving as head coach of the UCF Knights Baseball program.

Lovelady played college baseball at Miami (FL), where as a catcher and four-year letter winner, he won the 1999 College World Series and 2001 College World Series. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Florida Marlins organization, and played one season with the Utica Blue Sox before turning to coaching. He served three more years at Miami, working with catchers. In his seven years in Coral Gables, the Hurricanes reached five College World Series, winning two, and appeared in the Super Regional round all seven years. In 2005, Lovelady accepted an assistant coach position at Wright State. Two years later, he added associate head coach duties. With Rob Cooper's move to Penn State, Lovelady was elevated to the top job.[1][2][3][4][5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Below is a table of Lovelady's yearly records as an NCAA head baseball coach.[6]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Wright State Raiders (Horizon League) (2014–2016)
2014 Wright State 35–22 25–4 1st
2015 Wright State 43–17 21–8 2nd NCAA Regional
2016 Wright State 46–17 23–6 1st NCAA Regional
Wright State: 124–56 69–18
UCF Knights (American Athletic Conference) (2017–present)
2017 UCF 40–22 15–9 1st NCAA Regional
UCF: 40–22 15–9
Total: 164–78

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Veteran Wright State pitching coach Lovelady promoted to head coach". NCAA. August 29, 2013. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ David Jablonski (August 9, 2013). "Source: Lovelady to be next baseball coach at Wright State". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ Brian Foley (August 9, 2013). "Greg Lovelady to be named Head Coach at Wright State". College Baseball Daily. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Player Bio: Greg Lovelady". Miami Hurricanes. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  5. ^ David Jablonski (August 28, 2013). "Wright State introduces new baseball coach". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  6. ^ "2014 Horizon League Standings". Archived from the original on June 4, 2014. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 

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