Kevin Kime assumed the reins of the Mount Aloysius baseball program in September 2006. Since then, the Mounties have re-written the record books setting single season records for overall wins and conference wins during that time.
Kime lead the Mounties to the program's first ever appearance in the AMCC Championship game in 2012. Despite entering the playoffs as the lowest seed, the Mounties coach had his team peaking at the right time, as they defeated two higher seeds on their way to the conference championship contest.
The 2011 Mounties finished 20-17 compiling the program's fourth straight 20+ win season and their third straight appearance in the AMCC Tournament. The 2011 team also achieved new individual heights with Bryan Nolan leading all of NCAA DIII in stolen bases per game and Matt Cornetti being named to the D3baseball.com Preseason All-American Team--the first ever for Mount Aloysius since joining NCAA DIII.
The 2011 Mounties also were ranked nationally in several categories including batting average (23rd), stolen bases per game (11th), stolen bases (15th) and fielding percentage (7th).
Under Kime's guidance, the 2010 Mounties finished at an all-time high of third place in the AMCC standings, setting a school record with three post-season victories. The Mounties also notched their third consecutive season of 20+ wins and ranked 23rd in NCAA Division III in stolen bases. The 2010 team also was awarded a number of individual accolades, highlighted by Matt Cornetti becoming the first ever Mountie to be named First team all Mid-Atlantic region. Aaron Kovach also garnered the honors of Newcomer of the year in the AMCC.
After a successful 2010 season, Coach Kime was afforded the opportunity of a lifetime as he spent the summer coaching with the Cotuit Kettleers of the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League. Working alongside Head Coach Mike Roberts(Former Head Coach at North Carolina), the Cotuit Kettleers captured the 2010 Cape Cod League Championship. The Cape Cod Baseball League is regarded as themost prestigious amateur baseball leagues in the country. One in every seven MLB players have played in the Cape Cod League, and 234 Cape League players were selected in the 2009 draft.
Kime's inaugural season marked the first time in program history that the Mounties earned player of the week honors in the AMCC, while also adding four players to the AMCC all-conference team.
In 2008, the Mounties recorded their first 20-win season, and finished at an all-time high in the AMCC. Bryan Nolan became the college's first player ever to be named to the Mid-Atlantic all-region team that year.
The Mounties held an NCAA Division III national ranking of 23rd in the country in stolen bases per game in 2008.
2009 was another remarkable season for the Mounties. Accumulating 23 wins on the season and advancing to the AMCC postseason tournament. Coach Kime was named the AMCC Coach of the Year for his role in leading his squad to a 4th place standing in the AMCC.
A native of Johnstown, PA and graduate of Bishop McCort High School, Kime returned to the area after serving as an assistant coach at both LaGrange College and Walsh University.
During his time at LaGrange College, Kime had the privilege of coaching sixteen Great South all-conference players, while also helping to orchestrate a GSAC regular season title and a GSAC Conference Tournament championship.
The LaGrange College baseball team had an NCAA Division III national ranking of 19th in the country in both 2005 and 2006.
Prior to LaGrange College, Kime was an assistant coach at his alma matter, Walsh University. He was a four-year letter winner at Walsh, earning all-conference honors and helping the Cavaliers earn an American MideastChampionship in 2000.
In addition to his playing career at Walsh, Kime was an outfielder on the Johnstown Galliker's AAABA team that advanced to the 2001 championship game of the national AAABA tournament. While serving as an assistant at Walsh University and LaGrange College, Kime spent his summers coaching in both the Johnstown AAABA League and The Great Lakes Collegiate Summer League.
Funded by Major League Baseball, the Great Lakes Collegiate Summer League is recognized as one of the top collegiate summer leagues in the United States and serves as a gateway to professional baseball for many amateur players. In 2006, Kime helped the Granville Settlers, a first-year franchise, to a fourth place finish in the GLSCL tournament.
Kime holds a bachelor's degree in education from Walsh University and a master's degree in education from LaGrange College. He is a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association.
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Patrick Smith joined the Mounties baseball staff in August 2012. He previously served as a varsity assistant coach at North Country High School in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Prior to that, he was a student-assistant at Shepherd University, his alma mater.
As a right-handed pitcher for Coach Wayne Riser from 2006-2010, Smith received All-Region honors for the Rams and was a two-time All-WVIAC selection. He helped lead Shepherd to a WVIAC title and NCAA Regional appearance his junior year.
In high school, Smith was a middle infielder and pitcher under Coach Wayne Feuerherd at North Country. He additionally played showcase ball for the Carroll County Rangers during the fall of his junior and senior seasons.
Smith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in recreation and leisure studies, with a concentration in athletic coaching and officiating from Shepherd University.
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