Phil Betterly
Phil Betterly
Title: Assistant Baseball Coach
Phone: (931) 598-1455
Year: 6th

Philip Betterly is entering his sixth year as the assistant baseball coach at Sewanee, where he oversees the pitching staff and catchers. 

Prior to Sewanee, Betterly spent two years as an assistant coach at Shenandoah University, where he worked with pitchers and catchers, and assisted with the recruitment of players. During his time at Shenandoah, the program compiled a 60-24 record, won an Old Dominion Athletic Conference regular season title in 2014, and received a birth in the 2014 South Regional. The program had the conference Pitcher of the Year, Darrell Thompson.

Prior to Shenandoah, Betterly spent two years as a graduate assistant coach at Frostburg State University. While at Frostburg State, the Bobcats won the Capital Athletic Conference tournament in 2011 and received a berth in the 2011 NCAA Mideast Regional. That year, Bobcats' right-handed pitcher, Greg Ross was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 18th round.

In 2010, Betterly was the volunteer assistant at Methodist University. He is also a 2009 graduate of Methodist where he was a three-year letter winner as a catcher, outfielder, and designated hitter.

From 2012-15, Betterly was the manager of the Woodstock River Bandits in the Valley Baseball League. In the summer of 2013, he led the River Bandits to a North Division title and was named Manager of the Year. During his time as the River Bandits manager, he has had five players drafted and another player sign a free agent contract.  Betterly spent the summer of 2011 as an assistant coach for the Florence Red Wolves in the Coastal Plain League and the summer of 2010 as an assistant coach for the New Market Rebels in the Valley League.

Betterly earned his bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Methodist University and earned his Master's degree in administration and supervision from Frostburg State University in May 2012.

Originally from Bristow, Va., Betterly attended Brentsville District High School, in Nokesville, Va.

Updated 6/18/19