|Born||April 12, 1982
|College||Western Maryland (now McDaniel), 2004
Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science
|College||Western Maryland College-now McDaniel (2000-04)|
|2018-present||Houston, assistant coach|
|2014-17||Houston, Director of Player Development|
|2012-14||Houston, assistant coach|
|2007-11||TCU, assistant coach|
|2006||Duke, assistant coach|
|2005-06||Cecil JC, assistant coach|
|2018||American Athletic Conference Champions|
|2017||American Athletic Tournament Champions|
|2017||American Athletic Conference Champions|
|2015||American Athletic Conference Champions|
|2014||American Athletic Tournament Champions|
|2011||Mountain West Conference Champions|
|2010||Mountain West Conference Champions|
|2010||Mountain West Conference Tournament Champions|
|2009||Mountain West Champions|
|2008||Mountain West Champions|
|2008||Mountain West Conference Tournament Champions|
|2007||Mountain West Champions|
|2007||Mountain West Tournament Champions|
|NCAA POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE
|2018||NCAA Chapel Hill Regional|
|2017||NCAA Houston Regional|
|2015||NCAA Houston Regional|
|2014||Austin Super Regional|
|2014||Baton Rouge Regional Champions|
|2011||Fort Worth Regional|
|2010||College World Series|
|2010||Austin Super Regional Champions|
|2010||Fort Worth Regional Champions|
|2009||Austin Super Regional|
|2009||Fort Worth Regional Champions|
Ryan Shotzberger, formally the program's Director of Player Development, was promoted to Assistant Coach on July 28, 2017.
In this new role as assistant coach, Shotzberger oversees player offensive development.
Shotzberger helped Houston to an American Athletic Conference regular-season title and an NCAA Chapel Hill Regional berth in his first full season as an assistant coach with the Cougars.
He helped coached the Cougars to a 38-25 overall record and a 16-8 mark in league play.
Under his direction, Houston hit .266 on the year with 37 home runs, 101 doubles and 11 triples.
Houston slugger Joe Davis broke the Houston all-time home run record by hitting 13 home runs in 2018 to tally 35 total in his career. Davis was a Second Team All-Conference honoree and hit .318 and drove in a league-leading 62 RBI.
Third baseman Jared Triolo remained a consistent threat in the offensive lineup for Houston, starting all 63 games at third base and finishing with a .344 average and 85 hits. Triolo reached base in all but three games during the 2018 season.
The Cougars ranked second in the league and notched a .976 fielding percentage for second-best all-time in program history.
Four Cougars earned All-Conference honors (Trey Cumbie, Aaron Fletcher, Lael Lockhart Jr., Joe Davis) and three were selected in the MLB First Year Player Draft (Cumbie, Fletcher, Joey Pulido).
AT HOUSTON (2012-17)
Shotzberger has spent four seasons as the program's Director of Player Development and the two years prior to that as the volunteer assistant coach. He helped Houston to four American Athletic Conference Championship titles, three 40-win seasons, a Super Regional appearance and two NCAA Regional host bids.
Prior to Houston, Shotzberger spent five years on staff at TCU with Whitting.
Shotzberger has been a part of several successful programs during his time with Houston and TCU. In total, has helped those programs to seven 40+ win seasons, 11 Conference Championships, seven NCAA Regionals, three NCAA Super Regionals and one College World Series berth.
While with the Horned Frogs, he coached the catchers, assisted with the hitters, threw batting practice, manned the bullpen during games and filled in as the first base coach. Also during his time at TCU, Shotzberger tutored three All-Conference catchers in Andrew Walker, Josh Elander and Bryan Holaday, the 2010 Johnny Bench Award recipient.
Shotzberger spent the 2006 season on the Duke staff. While in Durham, he was responsible for coaching the infielders, hitters, base runner and catchers.
A native of Wilmington, Del., Shotzberger attended McDaniel College in Westminster, Md. A four-year letterwinner at shortstop, he earned First-Team All-Centennial Conference honors in 2003 and 2004 as well as being named the team MVP.
Shotzberger graduated with a bachelor's degree in exercise science in 2004 from McDaniel College. He and his wife, Angie, reside in Houston and are expecting their first child in December.