Robbie Bailey is entering his fifth season on the coaching staff at his alma mater for the 2017 season while also serving as the recruiting coordinator.
The Tigers have broken or tied numerous records since Bailey's time on the coaching staff.
The 2016 squad set a school record for wins in a season with 28, surpassing the mark of 27 set in 2014 and 2005. The 2016 team ERA of 3.42 is the lowest mark in school history and ranked 24th nationally. Additionally, in 2016 the Tigers ranked 61st in strikeout-walk ratio (2.14), 94th in strikeouts per nine innings (6.8), 84th in WHIP (1.42), and 82nd in walks per nine innings (3.18). Lastly, Dylan Gonzales '16 posted a 1.62 ERA as a senior, the fifth best single-season ERA in school history.
Coach Bailey has coached two All-Region players at H-SC in pitcher Luke Rabiej '13 and utility player and pitcher Reggie Johnson '16. Johnson has also recently entered the professional baseball ranks and is currently playing for the Greenville Astros, the rookie league affiliate of the Houston Astros
Bailey returned to the Hill after spending two years as an assistant coach at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. While working with the Hawks' pitchers, Bailey helped UMES set a school record for most strikeouts in a season. His staff also recorded the second-lowest ERA in a season.
At Hampden-Sydney, Bailey was a four-year pitcher under head coach Jeff Kinne from 2007-10. He appeared in 40 games while making 24 starts. Bailey was impressive on the mound, recording 106 strikeouts - including 43 Ks in both his freshman and sophomore year. He also posted a career record of 11-7.
Bailey is a 2010 graduate of Hampden-Sydney with a bachelor of arts in economics and commerce.