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Michael Gedman
Michael Gedman
Title: Head Baseball Coach
Phone: 508-626-4614
Email: mgedman@framingham.edu

Michael Gedman enters his second season at the helm of the Rams baseball program in 2015. He was named head baseball coach in January of 2014.

Last season, Gedman led the Rams to a 20-19 season and an ECAC Tournament Appearance. The 2014 Rams set a school record for team ERA and stole an impressive 126 bases, which was good for 6th nationally with 3.23 stolen bases per game.

Prior to joining the Rams, Gedman spent the previous four seasons as an assistant coach at Division I Bryan University.  As part of the Bulldogs staff, Gedman was the hitting coach in addition to leading the recruiting efforts as well as handling administrative responsibilities within the baseball office.

Gedman helped lead the 2013 Bulldogs to a school record 45-18-1 mark which included the Northeast Conference (NEC) regular season and post season titles as well as the program’s first Division I NCAA Tournament victory, a 4-1 triumph over Arkansas.  The 2013 Bulldogs featured one of the region’s strongest offenses hitting .288 as a team with 365 runs scored.  Bryant’s offense led the NEC with 112 doubles and was third with 22 home runs.  The 2012 Bulldogs offense under Gedman’s guidance led the NEC with 32 home runs and established a new school record for runs in a single game with 22 against Quinnipiac and home runs in a game with four in a contest against Mount St. Mary’s.

Gedman played his collegiate ball at Le Moyne College before transferring to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he earned a degree in history with a concentration in 20th century American history.  While at Le Moyne, Gedman saw time at first base and on the mound as the Dolphins appeared in the NCAA Regionals hosted by Texas A&M.

Gedman played his final three seasons of collegiate baseball at UMass Amherst. As a junior, Gedman led the Minutemen with a .345 average with nine doubles, two triples, five home runs and 25 RBI.  He recorded 13 multiple hit games and six multiple RBI games and ended the season by being named to the Atlantic 10 All-Tournament team.  Gedman led the Minuteman pitching staff in 2009 with a 2.42 ERA in 22.1 innings of work as he made 15 appearances, all in relief.  He recorded five saves with 20 strikeouts and opponents hit just .192 off the lefty.  As a senior, Gedman hit .314 with six doubles, a triple and a team leading eight home runs.  On the mound, Gedman tossed a complete game at St. Joseph’s and recorded a career-high 10 strikeouts.

Gedman, who played two seasons for the Worcester Tornadoes and a season for the Rockland Boulders of the CANAM league, has worked at the Rich Gedman Baseball Camp as well as serving as an instructor with New England Ruffnecks Baseball.

Gedman comes from a line of successful athletes, his sister Marissa play collegiate hockey at Harvard University, his brother Matt played professional baseball in the Boston Red Sox organization, his mother Sherry was a very successful pitcher at the University of Connecticut and his father Rich was a two time all-star for the Boston Red Sox and is now the hitting coach in AAA for the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Michael graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Bachelor of arts degree in history and currently resides in Framingham. 

Jerod Edmondson
Jerod Edmondson
Title: Assistant Coach

Jerod Edmondson is in his second season as an assistant coach with the Framingham State University baseball program. 

Edmondson played three years of collegiate baseball at Saint Anselm College and a year at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Edmondson was an all-conference performer at both institutions.  After finishing his college career, Edmondson has played in the CANAM league for the Nashua Pride, New Hampshire Defenders, New Jersey Jackals, Pittsfield Colonials, Worcester Tornadoes and the Rockland Boulders.  Edmondson won a league batting title and was an all-star outfielder with the Jackals.  Edmondson once again landed on the all-star team in 2013 with the Boulders.

Edmondson’s prior coaching experience included a two year stint as the volunteer hitting coach at UMass Lowell and as hitting coach for the Rockland Boulders.

John Welch
John Welch
Title: Assistant Coach

John Welch is entering his second season with the Framingham State baseball program. 

Welch joined the Rams coaching staff after spending seven year playing professional baseball in the CanAm and Frontier Leagues.  Welch, an infielder, amassed a .274 average with 75 homeruns and 262 RBI.  Welch, who continues to play in the Intercity Leage, was named the 2014 Intercity League MVP for the Andre Chiefs.  Prior to playing professionally, Welch was a four year player at Division II St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH. Welch headed to St. Anselm after an outstanding career at Malden Catholic High School where he was four year starter.