A familiar face to Denison, Ryne Romick returns for his second stint as an assistant baseball coach for the Big Red after spending the last four seasons at the NCAA Division I level.
Prior to his return to Granville, Romick spent the 2018 season as a volunteer assistant for the Ohio University baseball program. During his lone season in Athens, the Bobcats tallied 21 wins and recorded a 4.45 team earned run average, good for third-best in the Mid-American Conference.
Before his time at OU, Romick worked as the pitching coach at the University of Dayton from 2014-2017. While at Dayton, he helped the Flyers post the program's best numbers in earned run average, walks and batting average against since 2011.
He joined Dayton following his first stretch with the Big Red, where he was the top assistant and volunteer prior to that.
During his first turn at DU, Romick helped the team to the North Coast Athletic Conference West Division title in back to back seasons, compiling an overall record of 46-37. In his first year at Denison, Romick led a talented pitching staff that had the second-best ERA in the league with a 3.63 team ERA, a two-run drop from the year before. The Big Red were also amongst the conference leaders in ERA, strikeouts, and opponents' batting average.
Romick went into coaching after a standout pitching career at Akron from 2006-09. In his sophomore campaign, he anchored the bullpen with 22 appearances, 29 strikeouts, and four saves in 34 innings of work. He continued that success in his junior season with 23 strikeouts in 29 innings. Romick capped off his career by earning Akron's Pitcher of the Year honors after giving up just 21 hits in 28 1/3 innings on the mound. He led the team with a 3.45 ERA while adding three saves and a .208 opponent batting average.
Romick received his bachelor of science degree in biology from Akron before completing his master's of education from Ohio Valley in West Virginia. As a graduate assistant with OVU, he helped the pitching staff drop its ERA by two-plus runs in his two years with the program.
A native of Hannibal, Ohio, Romick played his high school ball at River High School, earning All-Ohio honors in baseball and basketball.