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Josh Tutwiler
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Old Dominion
Graduating Year: 2012
Experience: 2 Years
Josh Tutwiler Bio
Release: 01/20/2013

Josh Tutwiler is in his fourth season as the Tribe's assistant coach.  A native of Bridgewater, Va., Tutwiler joined the College's staff after graduating from Old Dominion University in 2012.

Tutwiler helped the Tribe to 22 victories in 2015, and to the program's third consecutive CAA Baseball Tournament, which is tied for the longest streak in program history. Under his guidance six Tribe baseball players were selected to All-Colonial Athletic Association Awards, including juniors Charley Gould and Ryan Hissey, who earned first-team honors. Gould also received national recognition as semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy. W&M's pipeline to pros also continued as Hissey was drafted in the 14th round of 2015 MLB Draft.

In his second season with the Tribe, Tutwiler continued to help with the growth of the program. He helped the program to 34 victories, its third straight 30-plus win season, and to the program’s first-ever regular season Colonial Athletic Association title. In addition, the Tribe advanced to the CAA title game for the second straight season. As a team, the Tribe batted .310, while it led the country with a 149 doubles. The Green and Gold also ranked in the top in the country in runs (452), homers (55) and RBIs (33). Individually, he helped tutor junior Michael Katz to a breakout season, in which he was named a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy and the Golden Spikes Award, while garnering numerous all-America honors. The Tribe also had 11 players recognized with all-conference awards including Katz, who was CAA Player of the Year. Katz along with Nick Thompson and Ryan Lindemuth each inked professional contracts following the regular season. In the summer he was an assistant coach for the Waynesboro Generals in the Valley Baseball League.

During his first season with the Tribe, Tutwiler helped the Green and Gold to its most successful season in school history. The Green and Gold won a school record 39 games, garnered its first at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, and won its first ever NCAA Tournament games.

At Old Dominion, Tutwiler earned All-CAA accolades as a catcher.  In 2012, he led the Monarchs in homeruns, slugging percentage, and walks.  Tutwiler also helped in leading ODU to a second place regular season and CAA tournament finish in 2011.  During the summer of 2011, he played for the Staunton Braves in the Valley League, where he was awarded team Offensive MVP after leading the squad in numerous statistical categories including batting average, on-base percentage, doubles, RBI's, and walks.  Tutwiler also led the league in throwing out potential base stealers.

Before ODU, Tutwiler played at Jackson State Community College, where he was coached by Steve Cornelison.  At JSCC, he led the Generals in homeruns, RBI's, on-base percentage, and walks.  In the classroom he earned Academic All-American honors in 2010. 

Tutwiler spent his first two years of college playing at St. John's University in Queens, N.Y.  During his time at St. John's, Tutwiler was a part of the Red Storm's 2008 Big East Regular Season Championship team

Tutwiler graduated from Old Dominion in 2012 with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and minor in Philosophy of Religious Studies.


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