ASHLAND, Va. - Randolph-Macon baseball coach Ray Hedrick has announced the additions of Anthony Burke and Andrew Llewellyn to the Yellow Jacket coaching staff.
"It is no secret that the success of our program centers largely around the quality of our staff," Hedrick said. "I am proud of our ability to develop quality young assistant coaches who work tirelessly to prepare our student-athletes for success while laying the groundwork for their own professional advancement. I fully expect both Anthony and Andrew to follow in the footsteps of their predecessors who have helped our program rise to a regional and national level of prominence."
Burke joins the staff after serving one season as an assistant at his alma mater, UNC Pembroke. Originally from Fredericksburg, Burke finished his collegiate career as one of the top pitchers in UNCP history, leading his team to multiple regional appearances as the staff ace. This summer, he worked with the Canes organization as a 16U coach. The previous two summers, he served as Director of Baseball Operations for the Canes Baseball organization. At R-MC, his primary responsibilities will be to assist with the direction of the pitching staff, recruiting and camps.
Llewellyn comes to Ashland after graduating from Wingate (NC) University this spring. A Powhatan High School graduate, Llewellyn started 133 games as a backstop for the Bulldogs over four seasons. A team captain for two seasons, he will be returning to RVA this fall and working on his Masters degree through the Center for Sports Leadership at VCU. Most recently, Andrew spent this summer as Director of Baseball Operations for the Canes Baseball travel organization where he oversaw the day to day operations of the 17U National Team, a program that won three different national titles in 2019. At R-MC, he will be assisting the program with catchers, hitters and camps.
This past season, the Yellow Jackets won the ODAC regular season title for the second straight year. R-MC finished 28-10-1 overall and 16-5-1 in ODAC play. R-MC was nationally ranked throughout the regular season, climbing as high as No. 4. The Class of 2019 had 127 victories over the past four seasons, a program record.