Erik Supplee joined Brett Boretti's coaching staff in August 2015 and will serve as the team’s pitching coach.
“We are really excited to bring in a quality guy like Erik to our program,” Boretti stated. “First and foremost, he is an excellent teacher who I feel our guys will respect and respond to very well. He brings a lot of knowledge and experience to the coaching staff that I feel will help our team continue to get better.”
Columbia led the Ivy League with eight saves in Supplee’s first year overseeing the pitching staff, anchored by closer
Supplee spent 2015 at Georgetown, guiding the Hoyas’ pitching staff to a program-best 3.95 ERA to help the squad reach the BIG EAST Championships for the first time since 1986. Under his tutelage, two pitchers earned All-BIG EAST selections, becoming the first Georgetown hurlers to pick up league honors since 2007.
Supplee also had a two-year stint at Wake Forest where the Demon Deacons won a combined 58 games in his two seasons in Winston-Salem. In 2013, he served as the director of operations and was the volunteer assistant coach in 2014. Wake Forest had six players selected in the MLB Draft in the past two seasons, including five pitchers.
Prior to Wake Forest, Supplee spent two seasons as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Lynchburg College where five pitchers were selected to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) All-Conference team and three to the South Region All-Region team. In each of Supplee's seasons, the Lynchburg pitching staff saw significant improvements lowering its team earned run average every year.
Supplee also recruited and oversaw the development of two pitchers named as the 2011 ODAC Rookie of the Year and the 2012 Virginia State Rookie of the Year.
The Hornets had a banner year in 2012, winning the ODAC Tournament for the first time in 22 seasons. The 2012 squad also set a school and ODAC record with 34 wins by posting a record of 34-10.
In the summer of 2012, Supplee was the head coach of the Wisconsin Woodchucks in the prestigious Northwoods League. That summer, the Woodchucks set a franchise record with 43 wins and reached a national ranking of as high as third in the country, according to Perfect Game.
Prior to his time at Lynchburg, Supplee served as the pitching coach at Longwood University during the 2009 season. While at Longwood, he mentored two pitchers that went on to sign professional contracts with the New York Yankees.
Supplee began his coaching career at Millersville University in 2008. During that year, Supplee worked with the outfielders and assisted with the pitching staff. In 2008, the Marauders won the PSAC East regular season title.
As a player, Supplee pitched four seasons at Marist College. For the Red Foxes, Supplee posted a career record of 18-10 with a 3.79 earned run average. He helped Marist win the 2005 MAAC regular season and conference championships and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Supplee graduated from Marist in 2007 with a B.A. in History.