CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Washington College head baseball coach Cory Beddick has announced that both Lou Sheppard and Brent Treml have been added to the team's staff as assistant coaches. Sheppard and Treml will join Beddick and assistant coaches Tom Fiala '14 and Michael Festa '14 on the coaching staff for the Shoremen for the upcoming season.
Beddick is excited to have both on board.
"We are extremely excited and fortunate to be adding Coach Sheppard and Coach Treml to our baseball program," says the Shoremen skipper. "These are two coaches who have a wealth of baseball knowledge and experience; both are outstanding, high quality individuals that will help take our program to the next level. We look forward to their contributions to our players' development on and off the field."
Sheppard has served in multiple capacities at St. Mary's College of Maryland since 2014 as he was an assistant baseball coach from 2014-19, the recruiting coordinator from 2016-19 and also served as a strength & conditioning coach from the summer of 2015 through 2019. This past season he helped guide the Seahawks amass the most runs, hit, doubles and extra base hits in a season this decade. Sheppard got his start in coaching as an assistant varsity coach at Leonardtown High School for two seasons, 2012-13. He has also served as a coach at several camps, including the USA Baseball Academy Camp hosted by St. Mary's. As a student-athlete at St. Mary's, he was a four-year member of the baseball team (2007-10) and helped the Seahawks reach four consecutive Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Tournaments. He was also a representative on the St. Mary's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) during his time as an undergraduate.
Sheppard is a 2010 graduate of St. Mary's (Md.) and earned Bachelor of Arts in History and also minored in Educational Studies and African Diaspora & African Studies. He would earn his Master of Arts in Teaching from St. Mary's in 2011.
Treml served this past year at Division II's University of the Sciences in Philadelphia as a pitching coach. In his lone season with the Devils, He helped the pitching staff lower their ERA by 2.57 runs and surrender 81 less earned runs this season from 2018 despite having to face metal bats this season compared to wooden bats in 2018. Prior to his season with USciences, he served as an assistant coach for Salesianum School for nine seasons where he served as the freshman head coach (2010-12), junior varsity head coach (2013-16) and assistant varsity head coach (2017-18). He was named the 2018 Assistant Coach of the Year by the Delaware Baseball Coaches Association. Treml was also the skipper for Delaware Post I of American Legion Baseball from 2015-18 where he went 111-38 including a State Championship in 2017 and National Championship in 2018. Between Salesianum and Delaware Post I, he coached 39 players who went on to play collegiate baseball at the NCAA's three divisional levels.
Treml is a 2010 graduate of the University of Delaware where he earned a Bachelor of Science in both Finance and Management Information Systems.
Washington went 28-12 this past season, tying the program mark for most wins in a single season.