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In his first season, Sheridan played a major role in the Colonials winning 15 league games and returning to the Atlantic 10 Championship for the first time since 2006. Under Sheridan's tutelage, the GW pitching staff posted the lowest staff ERA since 2004 and the lowest number of walks since the 2003 season.
The pitching staff was very strong in Atlantic 10 Conference games, allowing the second fewest hits and 3rd fewest runs while posting a 3.13 ERA, which ranked fifth in the league. Additionally, the Colonials led the Atlantic 10 with five shutouts, including three by a 1-0 score. Compared to the 2012 season, the staff posted a 37% reduction in walks, hit batters and wild pitches.
Prior to arriving at George Washington, Sheridan spent 25 years as the head coach at the University of Mary Washington, building the Division III program from scratch and turning it into a national power. Inducted into the UMW Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014, Sheridan compiled a 579-275-4 record while leading the Eagles to 11 NCAA Division III Tournaments. Sheridan also served as Assistant Athletic Director at UMW.
He led the Eagles to two Blue/Grey Conference titles in addition to eight Capital Athletic Conference championships while being named the CAC Coach of the Year on nine occasions. His teams have reached the 25-win plateau 15 times, including back-to-back 30-win seasons in 2003 and 2004. The Virginia State College Division Coach of the Year in 1994 and 1998, Sheridan began his coaching career as an assistant at the University of Scranton in 1979. After two seasons, he moved to James Madison University and helped guide the Dukes to an appearance in the 1983 College World Series in Omaha, Neb.
A native of Scranton, Pa., Sheridan earned his bachelor's degree from Lock Haven University in 1978 and his master's degree from James Madison in education with an additional certificate in athletic administration.
Sheridan served as a graduate assistant coach at JMU for two years before being promoted to assistant coach while working as the school's associate director of financial aid. The Dukes were 202-97-1 during Sheridan's tenure and participated in five postseason tournaments including the 1983 College World Series.
During his coaching career, he has had a hand in developing a number of professional players, including several major leaguers. He has worked in the baseball operations department for the New York Yankees including in 2009 when the Yankees captured the World Series championship. In 2009 he was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. Sheridan lives with his wife Eileen and daughter Katy.
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