The speculation of a few weeks ago was indeed correct, the Baseball team's new head coach will be Gregg Ritichie, alum ('86) and the current hitting coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
I always love the "deny, deny, deny" part of public relations (Hatchet article), but I suppose for a coach in a professional organization, not annoucing before the end of the Major League season was the honorable thing to do.
Here's some really good articles on Ritchie and the work he's done (especially with Andrew McCutchen):
Sports Illustrated & Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Don't know what his contract is like with the Pirates, so I'd be intirgued to know if being the head coach at GW means a pay cut. But overall, this is another great hire.