COLUMBUS, Ohio – Former Buckeye and Major League pitcher Brad Goldberg has been elevated to volunteer assistant coach for the Ohio State staff, head coach Greg Beals announced Thursday. Goldberg spent the 2020 season as the Buckeyes’ director of pitching development.
“I was very happy with the work and initiatives Brad brought to our program last year.” Beals said. “I am excited to have Brad in a more hands-on coaching role with our guys and look forward to seeing him back in uniform.”
Assisting pitching coach Dan DeLucia with the Buckeye staff in 2020, Ohio State led the nation with 12.7 strikeouts per nine innings. Redshirt sophomore left-hander Seth Lonsway led the country with 21.0 strikeouts per nine innings and tied for second in the Big Ten and 10th nationally with 42 strikeouts while sophomore right-hander Garrett Burhenn fanned 29, the sixth-most by a Big Ten pitcher.
“I look forward to continuing to push the initiatives we started last season while enhancing the development of each individual student-athlete,” Goldberg said. “I will relentlessly pursue chasing any edge the players and staff can utilize to be prepared to compete. I feel immense pride putting on the scarlet and gray uniform. Being on the field and player-facing is a great honor. I look forward to continually learning and sharing every day.”
Goldberg, a third team All-Big Ten selection in 2013, went 6-1 with a 2.99 earned-run average in 15 starts for the Buckeyes as a senior before being selected in the 10th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft. The Beachwood, Ohio, native spent six seasons in pro ball between the White Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks organizations, earning a call up to the big leagues in 2017, making 11 appearances for Chicago.