Chad Fitzgerald
Chad Fitzgerald
Title: Head Baseball Coach
Phone: 419.448.2967

Career Synopsis

  • The 2019-20 season is Fitzgerald's sixth season as head coach and 13th year overall as a part of the Heidelberg baseball program
  • Career record stands at 135-81, 56-34 OAC
  • Oversees all facets of the program, working closely with the Berg pitching staff
  • Named 2019 Mideast Region Coach of the Year from


  • Guided the Student Princes to a 35-15 (14-4 OAC) record 
  • Led the team to a Regular Season OAC, Regional, and Super Regional Championship before making an appearance at the World Series
  • Mentored 11 players to All-OAC nods, five players to All-Region accolades and one to All-American status
  • Assisted in leading 12 to the Academic All-OAC team


  • Guided Heidelberg to a 27-13 record, with a 11-7 mark in OAC play
  • Mentored seven All-OAC selections and three All-Region players
  • Helped guide eight players to Academic All-OAC honors


  • Coached the Berg to a 22-17 record, including 10-8 in OAC play
  • Mentored five All-OAC selections and six Academic All-Conference players
  • Helped guide Evan Long to first team All-OAC and third team All-Region honors


  • Coached Heidelberg to an 18-22 record, including a 7-11 mark in the OAC
  • Guided Derek Hug to Academic All-American status for the second consecutive season as well as All-Region honors for the third-straight year
  • Coached six All-OAC selections and eight Academic All-OAC honorees


  • Went 33-14 with a 14-4 OAC record in his first season as head coach
  • Led Heidelberg to an OAC regular-season championship and an at-large berth to the NCAA Mideast Regional
  • Guided Derek Hug and Derek Hendrixson to All-America honors
  • Mentored Derek Hug to a 3rd team CoSIDA Academic All-American selection, just the 2nd in Heidelberg baseball history
  • Coached 9 All-OAC honorees and 7 academic all-conference performers


  • Coached the Berg to a 31-13 overall record and an at-large berth to the NCAA Midwest Regional Tournament


  • Assisted Heidelberg to a 20-20 record


  • Helped guide the Student Princes to a 27-17 record and an appearance in the championship game of the OAC Tournament


  • Awarded the title of associate head coach in January of 2011
  • Guided Heidelberg to a 36-13 record, including an at-large berth to the NCAA Mideast Regional Tournament


  • Named a full-time assistant coach prior to the 2009-10 season.
  • Assisted the Student Princes to a 42-8 record and their first NCAA Regional Championship in school history, earning a trip to the Division III College World Series
  • Mentored the Mideast Region and OAC Pitcher of the Year, Andy Lowe


  • Served his second season as graduate assistant
  • Helped coach Andy Lowe to OAC Pitcher of the Year honors


  • Began career as a graduate assistant for Heidelberg's baseball team

Collegiate Experience

  • 2007 graduate of Seton Hill University with a degree in marketing and human resource management
  • Two-time Academic All-American as a member of the Griffins baseball program
  • Seton Hill racked up 124 victories over the course of his four-year playing career, including a 45-20 season in 2006
  • Helped lead team to an AMC, NAIA Region IX, and East Coast Super Regional Championship in 2006, earning a berth at the NAIA World Series in 2006
  • Went 4-1 in 10 appearances with a 3.69 ERA during the 2006 championship season


  • Resides in Tiffin with his wife Melanie
  • Received master's degree in business administration in 2009 from Heidelberg
  • Native of Hermitage, Pennsylvania
  • Follow Coach Fitzgerald: Twitter - @Fitz2412  @BergBaseball