Dennis Healy is in his fifth season at GW as the baseball team's assistant coach. He leads the Colonials' pitching staff and serves as the recruiting coordinator. Previously, Healy coached for three years at Cleveland State in the same capacity under former Colonials' skipper Jay Murphy. A former pitcher himself, Healy was a four-year starter at George Washington (1993-1996). Following his senior year, Healy was named second team Atlantic 10 All-Conference, second team All-East Region and second team All-ECAC. As a senior, he posted a 7-3 record, while his 2.25 ERA ranked 12th in the nation. The right-hander also served as the team captain his senior year.
For three of Healy's four seasons with the Colonials, the team has set a new school records for wins in a season with 37, 38 and 42 wins, respectively, between 2000 and 2002. Last year, the club posted its highest winning percentage (.673) since 1986. They also have won an Atlantic 10 championship, finished in the top 35 in the nation twice in team pitching and sent six pitchers on to professional baseball (none of whom were drafted out of high school). During those four seasons, the Colonials pitching staff has finished no lower than third in A-10 team pitching while holding opposing teams to a batting average of less than .270 against them. Healy also has produced two Freshman All-Americans, the conference Pitcher of the Year, the conference Rookie of the Year, six All-Conference pitchers and five All-East Region pitchers.
A native of Ballston Spa, NY, Healy graduated with a degree in criminal justice. He earned a master's in sports management in 1999 while serving as an assistant at Cleveland State.
During the summers of 1999 and 2000, Healy was the head coach of the Schenectady Mowhawks in the Northeast Collegiate Baseball League. He led the team to a 28-11 record and a regular-season championship in 1999. In the summer of 1998 Healy was the pitching coach for the Cotuit Kettleers in the Cape Cod Baseball league. Three of Healy's former pitchers have made it to the professional ranks, while another three are in AA or AAA. This summer Healy will be the head coach of the Newport Gulls in the New England Collegiate League. Healy resides in Arlington, VA.
"The past four seasons, our team winning percentage has been .644. In the three seasons prior to Dennis's arrival, our team winning percentage was .497. It's not hard to figure out why only 19 teams in NCAA Division I Baseball have won more games than we have during his tenure at GW. Dennis has established himself as one of the top pitching coaches and recruiters in the country. All of our pitchers pitch to the maximum of their ability and they all get better. Our program would simply be lost without him." - Coach Tom Walter