Adam Rosen enters his fifth season as Washington University's first-ever full-time assistant baseball coach. Rosen, who began his duties at WashU on August 5, 2015, also serves as an assistant sports performance coach.
WashU has proved to be a national contender during Rosen's four seasons on the Danforth Campus as the Bears have secured NCAA Tournament berths on three occasions. Two of those rosters set program-bests with NCAA Tournament victories, winning two contests in 2016 before winning three games in the 2019 tournament. The 2019 Bears tied a program-best with 34 wins on the year and were awarded an abundance of accolades in reflection of their success.
John Howard and John Brinkman became the first pair of individuals to earn All-America honors for the Bears in the same season, while Howard was awarded the Division III Pitcher of the Year honor by D3baseball.com. In addition to five players being selected for All-University Athletic Association (UAA) honors, Rosen was a member of the 2019 UAA Coaching Staff of the Year. He was also a member of the UAA Staff of the Year in 2017.
WashU has won three of four UAA titles and earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament each of those seasons. Additionally WashU hosted the NCAA Regional in 2019 for the first time in more than a decade and finished the year as the NCAA Division III statistical champion in team earned run average with a 2.05 mark.
Several individuals were awarded for outstanding seasons under Rosen's tutelage, including All-America position players Ben Browdy (2016) and Brinkman (2019). One of Rosen's top responsibilities is working with the WashU hitters and the Bears set a school record for runs scored in 2016 with 399.
Rosen arrived on the Danforth Campus after spending three seasons as the top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Marietta College. He also worked extensively with the infielders and hitters.
Rosen was apart of three NCAA Tournament appearances at Marietta, compiling an overall record of 91-48 (.655). The Pioneers posted a 29-18 record in 2015, won the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) tournament championship and competed in the NCAA Regional.
Prior to his time at Marietta, Rosen had assistant coaching stints at Centre College (2011-12), Capital University (2009-11) and Piedmont College (2007-09). He has also served as a camp instructor at college baseball camps at Clemson, Elon, Notre Dame, US Navy Academy, Vanderbilt and Virginia.
Rosen played collegiately at Maryville College (Tenn.), earning second-team All-American honors by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) as a utility player in 2007. He also earned first-team all-Region honors and was named the Great South Athletic Conference Player of the Year after setting six Maryville records as an infielder and pitcher.
Rosen graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business management from Maryville in 2007, and received a master’s degree in business administration from Piedmont College in 2009.
Updated August 12, 2019