Josh Pike will enter his first season as the Zookeepers Pitching Coach.
Pike, a standout Pitcher for Northern Guilford High School, finished his 3 year high school career with a 17-6 record and a 1.00 ERA. In his senior season, he helped lead his team to the North Carolina 3-A State Championships.
As a Wolfpack, Pike’s playing career ended early due to an injury, however it enabled his coaching career to fast-track as the Graduate Assistant. He is now considered one of the top up and coming Division 1 pitching coaches. This past summer, Pike was on the USA Collegiate National Team bullpen staff and worked heavily in analytical data. After graduating in May, Pike will be searching for a Division 1 Pitching Coach position.
“I have been very fortunate to work alongside Josh Pike for the last three years at N.C. State,” said Wolfpack pitching coach Clint Chrysler. “Josh has an incredible mind for pitching and for the teaching of young men. He develops relationships based on trust and understands the importance of organization, work ethic and attention to detail. The Zookeeper’s pitchers are very fortunate to have Josh as their pitching coach this summer.”
“Having the opportunity to coach in the CPL is something I will not take for granted,” Pike said. “I can’t thank the ownership and management enough for their support and passion for the game of baseball. This summer, we are going
to create an exciting baseball environment that breeds from a competitive culture while being conducive to player development. I’m more than excited to get the ball rolling and win as a Zookeeper.”
Josh resides in Greensboro, NC.