George Reidy Named Baseball CoachSeptember 9, 2005
George Reidy, the former baseball coach at St. John's High School (Shrewsbury, MA) the past two years, was named the head baseball coach at Assumption College in August 2005.
He is the 30th head coach since 1912---the oldest continuous sport in the College's history. The Greyhounds have posted an overall record of 868-844-14-- second-only to the University of New Haven in total wins among New England Division II institutions.
Reidy guided the Pioneers to a 39-11 overall record in his two years at St. John's---winning the District E title in 2005 (21-5) and advancing to the district final in 2004 (18-6). He replaced the legendary Bill White, an Assumption College outfielder during his playing days, as St. John's coach and also played for White from 1992 95.
He has also been the head coach of the West Boylston American Legion program (2003-05) and previously coached the Cambridge Legion team (2002). He played for the West Boylston legion team in 1994 and 1995 under former Hound standouts Jeff Gull '91 and Matt Gull '94.
Reidy played collegiately at Brandeis University (Waltham, MA) under Coach Peter Varney (1996-99) and was part of four N.C.A.A. regional teams---the 1999 team advancing to the N.C.A.A. Division III World Series. He earned all tournament honors in the 1999 New England regional. He later served as an assistant coach at Brandeis (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003) under Varney with both the 2002 and 2003 teams earning N.C.A.A. regional tournament berths.
Reidy earned Union Athletic Association (UAA) all-conference honors twice (1998, 1999) and his graduating class set the Judges record for most wins (111) in a four-year span. He served as team captain in 1999 as Brandeis won a single-season record 33 games and were ranked as high as seventh in the A.B.C.A.-N.C.A.A. Division III poll. An outstanding defensive player, he threw out a Williams College runner at the plate in the ninth inning of an N.C.A.A. tournament win as a senior. He also delivered a key RBI single in the New England regional championship game against Amherst.
He played baseball at St. John's High (under Coach Bill White '61) helping his team to three District E titles (1993, 1994, 1995). The team advanced to the state semifinal in 1994 and the state championship game in 1995. He served as captain and was named a Central Massachusetts Conference all-star (shortstop) in both 1994 and 1995. He also started at quarterback for Coach Tony Wood for two years earning all-Central Massachusetts Conference football honors as a junior.
Reidy is also specialist for the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System and tutors and counsels students in both math and English in preparation for the state mandated MCAS exams.