Rick Ferchen

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Richard K. Ferchen

  • Born ~1957

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Biographical Information[edit]

Rick Ferchen has been a longtime college coach and a former minor league player.

Ferchen signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates after college, playing one year with the Niagara Falls Pirates of the New York-Pennsylvania League.

He was head coach at Valparaiso for six years (1982-1987), going 147-137-8 and twice being named Mid-Continent Conference Coach of the Year. He then was coach at Hobart College from 1988-1995, where he was 168-120-5. He was named Empire Athletic Association Coach of the Year twice.

Ferchen joined SUNY Oneonta in 1996 and went 349-209 over his first 14 seasons. He was named SUNYAC Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2006. His career record after 28 years was 663-467-17, putting him 12th in NCAA Division III history in wins. He was let go after the 2011 season and was replaced by Benjamin Grimm.

In 2014 Ferchen returned to the dugout in 2014 as head coach of Keuka College.

Source: Keuka bio