NCAA DIVISION III LEXINGTON, KY TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY
Pioneers Coaching Staff
Zack Getsee HEAD COACH
Zack Getsee enters his third season as head coach for the Transylvania baseball team in the 2019 season.
Serving as the top assistant under Bill Kurich at Webster, Getsee was part of a staff that guided the Gorloks to a school record for most wins with 37 in both 2013 and 2014. The Gorloks finished the 2014 regular season ranked #1 overall in the D3Baseball. com poll, and #2 nationally in the ABCA coaches’ poll. In 2012 and 2013, Webster recorded fifth-place finishes at the Division III College World Series, and in the process, became the first school out of the state of Missouri to ever win a game at the D-III World Series.
Since his arrival to Transylvania, Getsee has reconstructed a Transylvania baseball squad with a blueprint focused towards not only contending on an annual basis for the Serving in roles of both catching coach and hitting HCAC crown but a national coach, Getsee has coached five ABCA Rawlings Allchampionship. Americans. Webster also had success off the field as Getsee helped engineer an academic study system that After an initial 13-24 run in the 2017 season, Getsee’s resulted in a team of 35 players achieving a cumulative second season in Transylvania brought about a four- grade-point average of better than 3.0. game improvement as he restocked the pitching corps and engineered a six-game winning streak at In addition to his works at Webster, Getsee spent the the midpoints of the 2018 campaign. Getsee’s second summer of 2016 as head coach of the Quincy Gems of year at the helm for the Pioneers witnessed a number the Central Illinois Collegiate League. of unique achievements, including wins against rival Centre, and junior outfielder Isaac Taylor setting a Getsee has participated as a camp instructor at new Division III single-game record for steals in a DeMarini Top 96 camps in Kentucky, Indiana, game with eight. Under Getsee’s guidance, Taylor Colorado, Kansas, and Alabama. He has also earned All-HCAC Second Team honors for 2018 participated in The Complete Showcase, a premier along with a CoSIDA Academic All-District First prospect camp for college coaches. Team distinctions. Freshman infielder Hudson Chastain also earned All-HCAC Honorable Mention As a player, Getsee was a two-year starter at honors to cap off a productive 2018 season. Southwestern Illinois College in Indiana, where he served as a team captain during that span. Getsee Getsee came to Lexington in the summer of 2016 completed his collegiate playing career at NCAA after spending the previous five years as the head Division II Saint Joseph’s College, playing for head assistant coach at Division III Webster University in coach Rick O’Dette; Getsee also served as team captain St. Louis, Missouri. for two years at Saint Joseph’s, and was named to the 2011 Preseason All-American Watch List. During Getsee’s tenure as assistant coach at Webster, the Gorloks amassed an overall record of 171-61 Following his graduation from Saint Joseph’s College in (.737). Playing in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic 2011, Getsee played a season of professional baseball Association, Webster captured five regular season for the Lake County Fielders of the North American titles, advancing to the Division III College World League. Series in three of those runs. Getsee maintains a professional membership with the While at Webster, Getsee had an integral role in an American Baseball Coaches Association and has been offense which finished in the top-10 nationally in a member since 2011. stolen bases in three of his final four seasons in St. Louis; in 2015 and 2016 the Gorloks ranked in the top-10 nationally in doubles and home runs. 10