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
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
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