Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
After joining the Blue Devil staff in 2012, Andrew See enters his second season as Duke’s pitching coach in 2014.
Faced with a young staff following the departures of top closer David Putman and MLB Draft first round pick Marcus Stroman, the 2013 Blue Devil pitching corps felt See’s impact immediately as the Blue Devils posted their lowest team ERA since the 2008 campaign.
Sophomore Trent Swart took over as ace of the Duke staff, leading the Blue Devils in ERA (2.75), innings pitched (85.0) and strikeouts (71) while starting the series opener in 12-of-13 weekend series. Swart combined on three shutouts, starting all three, and went at least five innings in 12-of-13 starts. Under See’s guidance, the Duke left-hander ranked 11th in the ACC in ERA and permitted just 12 extra base hits on the year, all doubles.
In addition, the Blue Devils blanked one of the nation’s top offenses in No. 15 Georgia Tech twice in a three-game series, capped by junior Robert Huber’s second consecutive shutout. Huber was one of just three ACC pitchers to toss two shutouts in 2013, joining ACC Pitcher of the Year Kent Emmanuel and first team All-ACC selection Bryan Radziewski, as the right-hander earned ACC Pitcher of the Week honors for his effort.
Prior to his arrival at Duke, See spent six seasons as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at his alma mater, Ohio University.
During See’s time in Athens, Ohio, the Bobcats earned eight first-team All-MAC honors, six All-District IV/All-Mideast Region selections and three All-America picks. In addition, Ohio had five players chosen in the MLB Draft, including 2009 MAC Player of the Year Marc Krauss.
Following a season as an assistant coach at the University of North Carolina - Greensboro, See served as assistant coach and recrutiting coordinator under Chris Pollard at Appalachian State in 2005 and 2006. During the summer of 2005, he was the head coach of the Southern Ohio Copperheads of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League.
See got his coaching start as an undergraduate student assistant at Ohio during the offseason prior to the 2002 campaign, then acted as an assistant coach for the Bobcats as a graduate assistant in 2003.
See played for three seasons at Ohio from 1999-2001 after transferring from Georgia following his freshman campaign. In addition to playing centerfield and first base, he was a starting pitcher in the weekend rotation for two years, serving as the Bobcats’ closer his senior season. See owns a .350 career batting average with 33 home runs and 116 RBI, while posting a 13-12 record with a 7.20 ERA and 125 strikeouts on the mound. He earned Mideast Region and first team Mid-American Conference honors as a senior after leading the Bobcats with 17 home runs, tied for third all-time in a single season at Ohio, and a then-school record 70 RBI. He finished his career ranked second all-time at Ohio with a .647 career slugging percentage and seventh for career home runs.
A native of Adrian, Mich., See carried his career over to the professional ranks, playing for the Chillicothe Paints of the independent Frontier League for three seasons from 2001-03. Playing multiple positions, he helped the Paints to Eastern Division titles in 2001 and 2003. During his final season, he led the team with eight saves while also serving as the team’s bullpen coach.
See graduated from Ohio in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in sport industry and went on to earn a master’s degree in coaching education and athletic administration from Ohio in 2003.