At Duke (2 Seasons • 2013-Present): Assistant coach Andrew See became a member of the Duke baseball staff in 2012 and enters his third season with the Blue Devils in 2015. See serves as the team’s pitching coach.
Duke turned in a historic year on the mound in 2014, finishing the season with a 3.14 team ERA, the squad’s lowest earned run average since the Blue Devils ended the 1971 campaign with a 2.71 mark. Prior to 2014, Duke had not posted a team ERA under 4.00 since 1993. The Blue Devils totaled a program-record 501 strikeouts and ranked second in the ACC in strikeouts per game (8.56). 2014 also marked the first season a Duke pitching staff had totaled 500 or more strikeouts, surpassing the program’s previous record of 440 set in 2012.
Under See’s guidance, two Blue Devil pitchers were selected in the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft in Drew Van Orden and Robert Huber. The Washington Nationals took Van Orden in the fifth round (No. 154 overall), while the Oakland Athletics drafted Huber in the 26th round (No. 792 overall).
Van Orden turned in a career season in 2014, posting career bests in ERA (3.19), innings pitched (87.1) and strikeouts (91). The right-hander ranked sixth in the ACC in strikeouts, 12th in opposing batting average and 15th in innings pitched. In his final collegiate start, Van Orden tossed a shutout against Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament, garnering all-tournament team honors for his efforts.
Huber transition to the team’s closer role this past season and flourished, finishing the year ranked fourth in the ACC with 10 saves. He is one of just three Blue Devils to record 10 or more saves in a single season since the stat was first recorded in 1961. In addition, Huber ended his collegiate career as one of four Duke pitchers to total 10 or more saves as well as 15 or more wins in a career.
In 2013, the Blue Devil pitching corps felt See’s impact immediately in his first season with the team. Faced with a young staff following the departures of top closer David Putman and MLB Draft first-round pick Marcus Stroman, the Blue Devils still posted their lowest team ERA since 2008 before bettering that mark in 2014.
At Ohio (6 Seasons • 2007-12): 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.
Early Coaching Years: Following a season as an assistant coach at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, See served as assistant coach and recruiting 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.
Playing Career: See played for three seasons at Ohio from 1999-2001 after transferring from Georgia following his freshman campaign. In addition to playing center field and first base, he was a starting pitcher in the weekend rotation for two years and served 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.
Personal: 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.
See and his wife, Shauna, reside in Durham, N.C.
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