Prettyman Named Assistant Coach

Head coach Jason Gill announced the addition of Ronnie Prettyman as an assistant coach with LMU baseball.
Sept. 30, 2015

Eighth-year head coach Jason Gill announced earlier this month the addition of Ronnie Prettyman as an assistant coach within the LMU baseball program. Prettyman comes to LMU after most recently serving at his alma mater as a coach within the Cal State Fullerton baseball program.

“We are very excited to add Ronnie Prettyman to our staff,” Gill said. “He fits right in with our team and our philosophy and we won’t skip a beat in our progression as a baseball program. I was fortunate to have Ronnie as a player in 2005, and we have always seen eye-to-eye on the game and how it is played. He has been a winner everywhere he has been, and that will continue with us here at LMU.”

Prettyman, who will work with the hitters, infielders, and alongside recruiting coordinator Dan Ricabal on the recruiting trail, helped guide the Titans to a 39-25 overall record in 2015, including a berth in the NCAA College World Series for the 17th time in program history. The run to Omaha was the first since 2009, ending Fullerton's five-year drought without a trip to Omaha - the longest in school history. Cal State Fullerton also claimed its 20th Big West Conference title by way of a 16-5 record.

Prior to his stint with the Titans, Prettyman coached three seasons at Indiana State, including guiding the Sycamores to a pair of NCAA Tournament bids.

In his first season with Indiana State, the Sycamores posted their first outright Missouri Valley Conference regular season championship and their first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 1995. The Sycamores finished the 2012 season with a 41-19 record.

In 2014, Prettyman assisted with the guidance of Indiana State’s batters while working defensively with the infielders and catchers. The Sycamores finished the season with a 35-18 mark and received an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament. Under Prettyman’s tutelage, senior shortstop Tyler Wampler was named the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player Of The Year and drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 17th round of the 2014 MLB Draft.

 

 

As a player at Fullerton, Prettyman helped lead the Titans to the 2004 National Championship. The standout infielder batted .324 and started all 69 games he played in that 2004 season, hitting five home runs and collecting 38 RBI and 53 runs scored to accompany 16 doubles and 14 stolen bases.

A career .332 hitter over three seasons with the Titans, the three-time All-Big West Conference selection notched 51 doubles, 11 triples and 11 home runs to go along with 124 RBI to help lead the Titans to three straight appearances in the NCAA Super Regionals and back-to-back trips to the College World Series in 2003 and 2004.

Prettyman was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 10th round of the 2005 MLB First Year Player Draft, where he signed and played five seasons in their minor league system from 2005-09, playing as high as Triple-A in the Mariners system.

Prettyman is married to wife, Tiffany, and his father, Ron, is the current director of athletics at Indiana State.

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