South Orange, NJ — Great Seton Hall Baseball Ryan Ramiza two-time All-BIG EAST selection and a 2018 Seattle Mariners MLB draft pick, returned to his alma mater as a volunteer assistant coach.

Ramiz progressed steadily over his four-year career, earning All-BIG EAST Second-Team honors as a junior and All-BIG EAST First-Team honors as a senior. The Freehold, NJ native broke the team record .316 with 13 doubles and 32 RBI as a senior for a Seton Hall team that advanced to the BIG EAST Championship Game. In conference play, Ramiz led the BIG EAST with a .429 batting average (24 for 56) and .528 on-base percentage.

A strong junior season set the stage for Ramiz’s remarkable senior campaign. After appearing in all 58 games as a sophomore in 2016, Ramiz finished his third season at South Orange ranked in the BIG EAST top 10 in stolen bases (t-third, 17), triples (fourth, 4) and walks (seventh , 31). He had just two errors in 95 outfield opportunities and led the team in 15 multi-hit games.

Ramiz was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 23rd round of the 2018 MLB Draft. He reached Ball A in the Mariners organization where he hit seven homers and had 42 runs in 119 games played for West Virginia Power in the South Atlantic League. He will now join two other Seton Hall alumni in the Pirates coaching staff as head coach. Rob Shepard and Associate Head Coach Giuseppe Papaccio.