n August 2013, former Virginia Tech baseball player Gabe Ortiz joined the Tech baseball coaching staff as the volunteer assistant coach and 2014 will mark his first season on the bench as a coach.
|2013-||Virginia Tech, volunteer assistant coach|
|2008||Southeastern Conference Tournament|
NCAA Tempe, Ariz., Regional
|2009||Southeastern Conference Tournament|
NCAA Louisville, Ky., Regional
In his current role, Ortiz will be responsible for all aspects of the Pat Mason Baseball Camps, will assist with the instructions of the infielders and hitters, and will help with on-campus recruiting. During games, he will be the Hokies’ first base coach.
Ortiz transferred to Tech from Daytona State College and played two seasons in Blacksburg before graduating in 2012 with a degree in sociology and a minor in business leadership. Due to injury, Ortiz was limited to just 68 games and 42 starts for the Hokies, but still recorded 41 hits, 35 runs and 19 RBI.
A Notre Dame Academy (Middleburg, Va.) product, Ortiz helped the Dragons to back-to-back state titles in 2006 and 2007.