WORCESTER, Mass. - The College of the Holy Cross has named Gabe Ribas as the new assistant baseball coach, as announced by athletic director Richard M. Regan, Jr. Ribas' responsibilities will be coaching Crusader pitchers as well as coordinating all recruiting efforts for the team.
"We're very excited to have Gabe on board with our program," said head baseball coach Greg DiCenzo. "His expertise and professional experience will be a great asset to all aspects of the club."
Prior to joining the Holy Cross coaching staff, Ribas spent the last two seasons coaching outfielders at Northwestern. He also handled the majority of Wildcat recruiting efforts. Ribas began his coaching career in 2006 at Bowdoin College as the Polar Bears pitching coach. In 2007, Ribas was a full-time staff member at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., primarily working with pitchers.
In 2002, Ribas was selected in the 14th round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Player Draft by the San Diego Padres. Combining time between two minor league teams, he was named the 2003 San Diego Padres Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Since 2006, Ribas has been a member of the Can-Am League, playing for the Quebec Capitals. He was named the league's right-handed Pitcher of the Year in 2006.
Ribas grew up in Brunswick, Maine, where he was named USA Today's Maine State Player of the Year in 1998. He played on the collegiate level at Northwestern, pitching for the Wildcats from 1999-2002. A stand-out athlete, Ribas was selected to the second team All-Big Ten in 2000 and was named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team in 2002. He received a dual-degree in Communications and English from Northwestern in 2002.