Tom Stratton is in his first season as a part-time assistant pitching coach with the George Washington softball team.
Stratton brings a wealth of knowledge to the GW coaching staff as he has conducted pitching clinics and served as a pitching coach for several youth travel softball organizations in Pennslyvania and Maryland for more than 20 years.
"Tom was the first person I thought of to fill this position," GW head coach JoAnne Ferguson said. "He is extremely knowledgable about pitching and we are lucky to have him on board."
From 1990-2002, Stratton conducted pitching clinics and served as an instructor for the Damascus Flames (MD) Youth Travel Softball Organization in Montgomery County, working with athletes ages 11-18. During that span, he also conducted clinics and served as a pitching coach for Frederick Community College for six years.
Prior to joining the Damascus Flames, Stratton worked as a pitching instructor/coach with the Lewistown Tigers (MD) Youth Travel Softball Organization from 1985-1996 and with the Pittsburgh Patriot (PA) Youth Travel Softball Organization for two years.
He began his coaching career in 1980 with the West Point All Stars 15-and-under Little League Softball Organization in Greensburg, PA, where he conducted clinics and instructed pitchers for five seasons.
Stratton resides in Thurmont, MD, and is a manager of test services at Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems in Gaithersburg.