Baseball Adds Werman as Assistant Coach

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Kyle Werman, a former University of Virginia player and coach has joined the Mason baseball coaching staff.
Kyle Werman, a former University of Virginia player and coach has joined the Mason baseball coaching staff.

Aug. 21, 2008

George Mason baseball head coach Bill Brown has announced the addition of a new member to his coaching staff as Kyle Werman has been hired to fill out the staff. Werman, a former collegiate and professional baseball player, will work with Mason's hitters and infielders.

Werman joins the staff after one year at Virginia where he was a volunteer assistant coach, helping the Cavaliers advance to the NCAA Regionals. He previously spent one year as an assistant coach at Oakton High School.

"I am excited to add Kyle to our staff," Brown said. "He is widely regarded as one of the premier young coaches in college baseball and he will be a great addition to our program. He is bright, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and ready to be a big part of Mason Baseball."

Werman began his playing career at James Madison High School in Vienna before walking on at the University of Virginia. After redshirting his first season, he became a four-year starter at second base for the Cavaliers, playing 221 career games, second all-time at Virginia. In his four years, he compiled a .278 batting average and he made just 26 errors. Over his final two seasons, he put together a .988 fielding percentage. A team captain for the Cavaliers, he was named to the ACC All-Tournament Team in 2005 and the 2005 All-Corvallis Regional Team.

In his five years at Virginia, Werman earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in education. After going undrafted, Werman signed a professional contract with the New York Mets playing with Kingsport of the Appalachian League in 2005. He later played two years with the Washington Wild Things of the Frontier League before making the transition from a player to a coach.

Werman joins Steve Hay on the coaching staff. Hay, in his third season as the team's pitching coach, was elevated to the team's lead assistant after the departure of Jeff Palumbo, who is now an assistant coach at Central Florida.



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