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Chris Nee

Coach Nee just finished his eighth year as an assistant baseball coach at Catholic University in 2022. In addition to his duties as the pitching coach, he also plays an integral role in player development and recruiting.

In 2017, Nee oversaw a staff that led the Landmark Conference in strikeouts with 314 which was 60 more than the second place team. Led by 2019 Landmark Conference Pitcher of the Year Jon Mierzwa and all-conference selections Joe Salzano and Mason Belcher, the Cardinals established a deep pitching tradition with a promising future under Nee’s leadership.

In 2022, Coach Nee’s pitching staff finished 15th in the country in strikeouts per 9 innings, while finishing 3rd in the country in overall strikeouts with 470 in 50 games. The 2022 Catholic Cardinals went on to win the Shenandoah Regional, Ithaca Super Regional, and made an appearance in the 2022 Division 3 College World Series. Led by All-American, Tucker Alch, the Cardinals look forward to making their way back to Cedar Rapids this spring.

Throughout his coaching career, he has coached 37 All-Conference selections, 2 Landmark Conference Pitchers of the Year, 1 Landmark Conference Player of the Year, 1 Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year, 1 Regional Player of the Year, 12 All Mid-Atlantic Regional Players, 2 All-Americans, and was selected as the Coaching Staff of the Year in 2018 and 2022. In addition to Catholic, he has also coached 13 players that have gone on to play professional baseball from his time with the DC Grays in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League.

Nee is a native of Somerville, New Jersey and a graduate of perennial baseball power Immaculata High School. He was a two-time all-conference selection at Catholic and ranks among the school and conference’s career leaders for relievers, including single year and career records for appearances, saves, and games finished. In 2013, Nee led the Landmark Conference and tied the Catholic University single season record with 9 saves while setting the single season appearances record with 23 appearances in 43 games as the Cardinals claimed the regular season title.

Nee has also served as a pitching coach in the Cal Ripken Collegiate League for the DC Grays and serves on their player advisory committee.

A 2013 graduate of Catholic, Nee also obtained his master’s degree in Business from Catholic in 2015. He currently resides in Arlington, VA with his wife, Ashleigh. Coach Nee will be entering his seventh season with BBA in the summer of 2022.

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