Ritchie in 1988
|George Washington Colonials|
|Head Baseball Coach|
|Born: January 25, 1964|
Ritchie was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 8th round (188th overall) of the 1986 Major League Baseball Draft. He played in the Giants' minor league system from 1986 to 1992, reaching Triple-A. In 1995, he played in the Texas Rangers organization.
In 1996, Ritchie became a hitting coach in the Chicago White Sox minor league system, working for the Bristol White Sox of the Appalachian League in 1996 and 1997, the Winston-Salem Warthogs of the Carolina League in 1999, the Burlington Bees of the Midwest League in 2000, the Birmingham Barons of the Southern League from 2000–2003, and the Charlotte Knights of the International League from 2003 through 2005. In 2006, Ritchie joined the Pittsburgh Pirates organization as their roving minor league hitting coordinator.
Ritchie was named the hitting coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates for the 2011 season. He was also their hitting coach for the 2012 season. On October 11, 2012, he was announced as the head baseball coach for George Washington. In his first season, he was named the 2013 A-10 Coach of the Year.
Head coaching record
Below is a table of Ritchie's yearly records as an NCAA head baseball coach.
|George Washington Colonials (Atlantic 10 Conference) (2013–present)|
|2013||George Washington||26–32||15–9||t-5th||A-10 Tournament|
|2015||George Washington||32–22||13–10||6th||A-10 Tournament|
|2016||George Washington||24–33||12–12||7th||A-10 Tournament|
|2017||George Washington||31–27||14–10||4th||A-10 Tournament|
|2018||George Washington||32–26||13–11||T-7th||A-10 Tournament|
Postseason invitational champion
- "2013 Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball Standings". D1Baseball.com. Jeremy Mills. Archived from the original on May 28, 2013. Retrieved May 27, 2013.