Head Coach Western Carolina University
The former Georgia Tech associate head and pitching coach brings nearly 21 years of coaching experience - 18 of which comes from schools in the Atlantic Coast Conference - to WCU.
"Bobby Moranda is one of the most dynamic coaches in college baseball. He has been an important part of successful programs at such schools as Virginia, Wake Forest and Georgia Tech," Smith said. "His career includes numerous conference championships and appearances in the NCAA post-season play, including two College World Series berths. We are very excited that Bobby, his wife Pamela and their family will be part of Catamount Athletics and Western Carolina University."
Moranda comes to Cullowhee after having spent the past six seasons as the associate head and pitching coach at Georgia Tech where he also served a vital role in recruiting. Prior to his stint with the Yellow Jackets, he spent six years in a similar role at Wake Forest (1996-2001) and was an assistant coach at both Virginia (1990-95) and his alma mater, Eastern Kentucky (1987-89). Overall, Moranda has been a part of 10 conference championships and 10 NCAA Tournament appearances as either a player or a coach.