RC Baseball coach Matt McGuire steps down, will be replaced by assistant Cam Cassady

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Roanoke College baseball coach Matt McGuire has resigned from his position with the Maroons and will be replaced by assistant Cam Cassady.

McGuire helped to guide the program to 168 wins, 78 in conference play, in just over eight seasons in Salem. He led the Maroons to the NCAA Division III College World Series in 2017.

“It has been an honor to lead the baseball program at Roanoke College for the last eight and a half years,” said McGuire. “I want to thank all the current and former players for everything they’ve done for me and my family, the program, the college, and the Salem community. I am super proud of the baseball program we’ve been able to build together and we’ve done it the right way; on and off the field, especially in the classroom.” 

McGuire took over the reins of the RC baseball program in 2012. That first season would see the Maroons set a then record with 18 wins. In just five short years, Coach McGuire led Roanoke College to their first Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Baseball Championship, earning a berth into the 2017 NCAA DIII Tournament. For his efforts, McGuire was named ABCA South Region Coach of the Year as well as VaSID State Coach of the Year as his squad finished third in the final National Rankings.

RC athletic director Scott Allison has named assistant coach Cam Cassady, a 2014 RC graduate who played under McGuire, to the top spot as the interim head coach. Cassady had returned to his alma mater in the fall of 2019 to coach with McGuire after a five-year stint as a teacher and assistant baseball coach at Benedictine College Preparatory. While at the Richmond, VA school Cassady helped the Cadets to an 87-21 mark, including a pair of VISAA Division I State Championships.

“It’s been a privilege to play, coach, and learn under Coach McGuire,” said Cassady. “I’m excited and ready to use that knowledge to build on the program’s success while continuing to move the Roanoke College baseball program forward as the head coach. I look forward to not only developing exceptional athletes on the field, but avid young learners in the classroom and in the community.”

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