AMERICUS - Georgia Southwestern State University head baseball coach Bryan McLain has announced that Ryne Foster will be joining his staff as an assistant coach for the 2013-14 academic year.
Foster comes to GSW from Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Mich. where he served as a graduate assistant since 2011. At Concordia he worked with position players on defense and hitting, spent time recruiting and coordinated the strength and conditioning program for Cardinal position players.
"I'm excited to have Ryne join our staff this upcoming year," McLain said. "He brings quality experience from his days as a collegiate player as well as his time as an assistant coach at Concordia. He also comes from a coaching family so he understands the time and effort needed to succeed in this profession."
A native of Danville, Ind., Foster was a two-sport athlete at NCAA Division III Anderson (Ind.) University. He was a four-year member of the Ravens baseball team and played three years of basketball. His best season on the diamond came in 2007 where he set career highs in batting average (.316) and runs batted in (15). On the hardwood, the 6-foot-4 Hoosier appeared in a personal-best 25 games as a senior in 2008-09. He graduated from Anderson in 2009.
Foster is in the midst of his second summer as head coach of the Adirondack (N.Y.) Trail Blazers of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League.