CHESTERTOWN — Dylan Nepert has signed on as an assistant baseball coach at alma mater Washington College, tasked with working with outfielders, catchers and first basemen. He also will serve as a first base coach and will be heavily involved in recruiting, according to head coach Cory Beddick.
Nepert, who graduated in May as a math major, took advantage of the NCAA granting an extra year of eligibility due to the impact of COVID-19 on athletics.
“We are very excited to be adding Dylan to our coaching staff,” Beddick said in a news release that announced Nepert’s hiring.
“Over the past three years, Dylan has exemplified what it means to be a Shoreman. He is hardworking, selfless and loves the game of baseball. He knows the game inside and out and is going to be an excellent coach. Our entire program will benefit from his knowledge of and passion for the game of baseball,” Beddick said in the news release.
Nepert lettered in three sports and was an all-star baseball player at Colonel Richardson High School in Caroline County, where he was a member of the National Honor Society and salutatorian of the Class of 2016.
He transferred to Washington for the 2018-19 academic year after playing the 2018 baseball season at Chesapeake College and the 2017 season at Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania.
Nepert appeared in 61 games as an infielder and catcher for the Shoremen, a career that was abbreviated in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic. He batted .220 with 24 extra-base hits, including eight home runs, and 33 RBI.
He was a captain in each of his three years at Washington.
For 2019-20, Nepert was a National Strength and Conditioning Association All-American. At that time he held several of the college’s weight room records, deadlifting over 600 pounds and squatting in the mid-400s.
He was the 2020 recipient of Washington College’s Iron Goose Award, given to the senior athlete who, in the opinion of the Sports Performance staff, by cooperation, dedication, enthusiasm and leadership achieved the most in his four years of performance development.
Nepert appeared in 21 games this spring for 16-9 Washington. He was the Centennial Conference Player of the Week for the week of March 15-21 after hitting .571 with a .625 on-base percentage in a doubleheader sweep of Gettysburg.
In the 12-10 victory at Mary Washington on March 13, Nepert as the designated hitter went 3-for-4 with a triple and a homer and a career-best four runs scored.