Johnathan Ray rejoins the Capital baseball coaching staff for a fourth year after a standout career at The College of Wooster.
As an assistant coach, Ray has helped develop nine All-OAC honorees, including two CoSIDA Academic All-District selections. Logan Bastin closed out the 2016 campaign as a CoSIDA Academic All-American and all-region pick by Rawlings/ABCA and D3Baseball.com.
In 2019, first baseman Shayne Lyons was named Second Team All-OAC and second baseman Beau Otto earned an All-OAC Honorable Mention nod. Three players, Kyle Armbrecht, Joe Caporale and Ryan Henne, were named Academic All-OAC.
The 2018 Crusaders earned three All-OAC Honorable Mention Selections in Alexander Smith, Patrick Avellano and Joseph Borkey. The team opened OAC play with a sweep of John Carroll, Capital's first since 2006. The Crusaders also swept Mount Union on Senior Day.
In 2017, the Crusaders went on to begin the season with the most wins coming out of its spring break trip since 2006. Capital went 7-1 in their stay at the 2017 RussMatt Invitational, eclipsing the previous best (6) set by the 2016 and 2012 teams. At the end of the season, outfielder Alexander Smith (second team) and starting pitcher Brendan Borkey (honorable mention) earned all-conference honors, while nine were named Academic All-OAC selections.
While at Wooster, Ray posted a career batting average of .283, 63 RBIs, 21 doubles, nine home runs, three stolen bases, and one triple. In 2012, he was selected to the Third Team All-Mideast Region by D3baseball.com, as well as a First Team All-North Coast Athletic Conference.
Ray, who graduated from Wooster in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in History, was a member of the Fighting Scots baseball team from 2010-2013. Over that span, he was a three-time North Coast Athletic Conference champion (2010-11, 2013), while earning first team All-NCAC honors in 2012.