Baseball Coaching Staff

Eric Hallenbeck, Head Coach

Eric Hallenbeck enters his ninth season as head coach of Garrett College’s baseball program. His eight year record is 180-226-2. In 2012, the Lakers finished 26-31, after starting the season 7-17. While at Garrett he has coached one first team All-American, one Academic All-American, seven first team all region XX players, four all district players, one first team MD Juco and two Rawlings Big Stick Award winners.

Prior to Garrett, Hallenbeck was serving as an Associate Head Coach before being hired at Garrett and top assistant for seven years at Frostburg State University. During his tenure at Frostburg State, he helped guide the team to a 205-102-1 overall record while compiling a 54-19 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference record. As FSU’s recruiting coordinator the Bobcats won three AMCC Tournament Championships (1998, 1999, 2004), had 44 All-AMCC selections and four league Most Valuable Players.

A former catcher and designated hitter at Frostburg State from 1991-94, Hallenbeck started his coaching career in the summer of 1993 as an assistant for the Brunswick (MD) American Legion.

In 1994, he started his own legion program in Boonsboro, MD. Two years later, Hallenbeck joined the coaching staff at Frederick Community College as their pitching coach, where the team set a school record for wins with 29, finished 13th in the nation and posted a team earned run average of 3.50. In 1997, Hallenbeck returned to his alma mater to serve as an assistant.

For nine years, Hallenbeck was the catching instructor for the Ripken Baseball School. In addition to his coaching duties, Hallenbeck also serves as the assistant director for the CARC (Community Aquatic Recreation Center) and supervisor of game day operations at the college.

In eight years’ Hallenbeck has made major renovations to the field and press box. A new indoor batting facility and clubhouse was opened in January ’07. In the summer of 2010 a new outdoor batting cage was installed along with re-doing GC’s bullpens. 2011 new wind screens were purchased and the infield was re-vamped along with the pitching mound and home plate area. “We will never be stagnant here at Garrett. The staff and I will continue to find ways on how to improve our program. We take a lot of pride in GC Baseball and want student-athletes who do the same.” “Garrett is not for everybody. I hear this a lot, “what’s there to do here?” My question to them is “what do you want to do here?” Go to class, study, work out and play baseball. If that’s not their answer they need to look elsewhere.”

Hallenbeck, a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association, received his bachelor’s degree in physical education with concentrations in coaching and health fitness from Frostburg State in May 1997.

He is also the proud father of two beautiful children, Madison Brooke (12) and Zachary George (9).

Greg Beachy, Assistant Coach

Greg Beachy is a baseball enthusiast who will be entering his third year as a collegiate coach, his second season as the assistant coach at Garrett College. He is a Garrett County native where he posted various baseball records at Northern High school then carried his skills on to college where he had four successful years as a collegiate athlete at Garrett College and Frostburg State University.

While at Northern High School, Beachy held the single season record for wins in a year as a pitcher and the single season record for batting average. He was also a two time selection for All-Area first team and player of the year. After Beachy’s high school career he decided to attend college at Garrett College.

Beachy played two years under Eric Hallenbeck from 2006 to 2008 where they were 52-51-1 at Garrett College. Beachy compiled a record of 7 wins and 8 losses, with an ERA of 2.80 over 106 innings pitched and 116 strikeouts in those innings. Beachy was selected 2007 and 2008 JUCO Second-Team All-Region selection. Then, Beachy moved onto Frostburg State University to play for Guy Robertson, between 2008-2010. Beachy had a solid career on the mound for the Bobcats pitching 107.0 innings over the last two years with 119 strikeouts, which puts him just one shy of the career top-10 list. The right-hander finished his time with the Bobcats with a 5.38 career ERA and a 13-7 record. In his senior season, Beachy finished the year with an 8-3 record, tying him for sixth on the single-season list for wins. Beachy was named to the All-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference honorable mention team for the 2010 season. Beachy also played one year in the Coastal Plains League, one of the nation most elite collegiate summer leagues, for the Fayetteville Swampdogs.

After four years of playing baseball Beachy decided to become a volunteer coach at Frostburg State University (2011) working primarily with the pitchers. That year Frostburg State was Capital Athlete Conference (CAC) Champions. They finished with a record of 28 wins and 15 losses. And played in the division 3 Mideast regional, where they were eliminated by the team who finished national champions. In Beachy’s one year at Frostburg he coached 5 All-CAC selections and one CAC Pitcher of the Year, including one ABCA All- American Pitcher. Beachy’s staff also posted the 2nd best ERA in the conference with 3.51. In that one year at Frostburg, Beachy had two pitcher’s sign professional contracts, with one of his pitchers getting drafted in the 18th round by the Atlanta Braves. Beachy is entering his second season as pitching coach at Garrett College. In his first season at Garrett, the Lakers were 26 and 30, where Beachy coached one First Team Region 20 Player. They also advanced to the second round of the Region 20 tournament, by knocking out Allegany with a 3-1 win in the first round of the Region 20 playoffs. Beachy is only entering his third year as a collegiate baseball coach, but he is already starting to build a solid coaching resume.

Beachy also has a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education and Health from Frostburg State University.