Ryan Vruggink will return as Head Coach

Ryan Vruggink will return as Head Coach

The Florence RedWolves announce the return of Ryan Vruggink as head coach for the 2020 season.

 

"Kevin [Barth] and I are thrilled to have him back for a second season," General Manager Barbara Osborne said. "It will be great to have his knowledge, attitude and the way he relates with the players again this season. I look forward to him putting together a great roster that will allow us to compete at a high level."

 

Under Vruggink's leadership in 2019, the RedWolves finished third in the CPL South at 22-29 and had Eldrige Figueroa named to the All-CPL team. Vruggink's pitchers struck out 377 batters and tossed 424.1 innings (ninth most in the CPL). 

 

On the offensive end this past summer, the RedWolves hit the third most triples in the CPL with 14 and the sixth most doubles with 78. 

 

In 2019, Vruggink guided the RedWolves to a 10-3 record against in-state rival Lexington County Blowfish to win the first ever I-20 Rivalry Series Trophy.

 

Prior to becoming head coach of the RedWolves in 2019, Vruggink spent two summers as an assistant coach with the Martinsville Mustangs and one season as the pitching coach for the Macon Bacon. 

 

Stay tuned to the RedWolves website and social media accounts for more announcements over the offseason about the upcoming 2020 season and the roster Vruggink will bring to Florence for his second summer.