Montclair State University Director of Athletics Rob Chesney has announced the hiring of Dave Lorber as the new head baseball coach.
Lorber becomes the 12th coach in school history and takes over a program that is one of the most historic in Division III with over 1,600 victories and three national championships.
“We are very excited to have Dave Lorber lead our baseball program,” says Chesney. “Dave has experience at each NCAA division, and we are confident that he will take our program to the highest levels in addition to providing a first-class experience for our student-athletes.”
Lorber comes to Montclair State after spending last season at Stockton University, where he was named the school’s first full-time head coach. He doubled the Ospreys’ win total from the previous season, which included a 10-game winning streak to open the 2019 campaign.
“I am extremely honored and excited to be a part of the fantastic tradition of Montclair State baseball,” said Lorber. “I would like to thank President Susan A. Cole, Dr. Karen Pennington and Athletic Director Rob Chesney for this opportunity. The history and tradition of Montclair State Baseball cannot be matched. I am excited to get connected with our current players and our alumni so we can work together to bring Montclair State back to the pinnacle of Division III baseball.”
Before joining the Ospreys, Lorber spent six years as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at George Washington University. His responsibilities included working with infielders, team defense, and hitting in addition to coordinating the recruiting efforts for the NCAA Division I program. In 2015, he helped the Colonials set a school record with a .978 fielding percentage that ranked 20th in the nation.
George Washington qualified for the Atlantic-10 Tournament five times and surpassed the 30-win mark three times in Lorber’s six years on the staff. The string of playoff appearances began with a 2013 berth that ended a six-year drought for the program. Lorber recruited and coached nine players who became Major League Baseball draft picks as well as two All-Americans and 13 all-conference performers.
Lorber also possesses college coaching experience at all levels of NCAA baseball, including Division I Stony Brook University, where he helped the Seawolves to the College World Series in 2012. He also spent time at Division II Felician University and Division III Eastern University, in addition to one season at Brookdale Community College.
Lorber played one season at Central Connecticut State University after two years at Brookdale Community College, where he helped the team to the NJCCA Division 2 World Series in 2005. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Central Connecticut State in 2008.
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