After seven seasons as the head baseball coach at Eastern Mennonite University, Ben Spotts returns to Bridgewater College for his first season as the Bridgewater College head coach.
Prior to his coaching stint at EMU, Spotts spent four seasons as a player at Bridgewater and 14 seasons as an assistant coach for the Eagles baseball program.
During his time as a Bridgewater assistant, the Eagles won five ODAC championships and made six trips to NCAA regional play. As the program's recruiting coordinator, Spotts recruited 17 All-ODAC first-team performers and three ODAC Rookie of the Year award winners.
As a player and coach at Bridgewater, Spotts was part of 469 victories and eight championships.
Following the 2012 season, Spotts left the Bridgewater program to take the head coaching position at Eastern Mennonite University.
Spotts finished his seven-year run at Eastern Mennonite with 117 victories, the second-most coaching wins in program history.
In his second season at EMU, the Royals finished with a 20-19 overall record, just the third 20-win season in program history. The Royals played .500 ball in the ODAC during the 2015 season, Spotts' third as the program's head coach. The 2015 squad finished with a 10-10 ODAC record and qualified for the conference tournament for the first time since the 2002 season. Spotts was named the 2015 ODAC Coach of the Year.
In his final season at EMU, the Royals were 10-12 in ODAC play and 16-23-1 overall. Eastern Mennonite qualified for the 2019 ODAC tournament as the No. 8 seed and lost in the opening round to nationally-ranked Randolph-Macon.
Spotts graduated from Bridgewater College with a degree in History and Political Science. He has a master's degree in Kinesiology/Emphasis in Athletic Administration and Coaching from James Madison University.
Spotts and his wife, Angie, reside in Bridgewater with their four children: Landon, Brady, Allie and Rylan.