Assistant Coach Nate Mulberg
Nate Mulberg was elevated to assistant coach in July 2017 after spending the previous season as the Spiders' volunteer assistant and earned the position of recruiting coordinator during the fall of 2018.
Mulberg expanded his role with Richmond baseball in 2019, working as the recruiting coordinator, infield instructor, working with the catchers and assisting with the offense. The 2019 Spiders hit for a .280 team average during the year and slugged 54 home runs. Mulberg helped the hitters hone their approach at the plate, working as the primary batting practice pitcher. The Spiders finished 2019 with 294 walks, leading the conference and coming in 30th nationally. Defensively, Richmond earned a .969 fielding percentage. Four hitters were named All A-10 following the 2019 season as Tyler Plantier and Anthony Forte were named First Team All A-10 Selections, Kyle Schmidt was a Second Team honoree and outfielder Johnny Hipsman was an A-10 All-Freshman team award winner. Catchers Schmidt and A.J. Kloehn combined to be some of the toughest defensive catchers in the league, committing just three errors in 514 chances to earn a .994 combined fielding percentage and threw out 17 attempted base stealers during the season. SChmidt was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 33rd round of the 2019 MLB Draft.
The 2018 season saw Mulberg work with the Spider infielders, assist with the offense and spend some games on the bases as the first base coach. 2018 saw the Spiders hit for a .268 team average, with two players earning All-Atlantic 10 honors in the infield. Senior Vinny Capra and sophomore Justin Cook were named Second Team All-Atlantic 10 for their efforts during the year. Capra was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 20th round of the MLB Draft in June. Richmond swiped 47 bases during the year and were picked off just seven times during the season.
In his first season with the Spiders he served as the volunteer assistant and worked with the catchers, infielders and hitters. In addition, he spearheaded the team's partnership with Go4theGoal, a non-profit with a mission to improve the lives of children battling cancer.
Prior to joining Richmond, Mulberg completed stints at Bucknell (2016) and Franklin and Marshall (2015-16).
A four-year starting shortstop at the University of Rochester, Mulberg and the Yellowjackets reached its first Liberty League Championship game in 2014, during which Mulberg hit .359 with an on base percentage of .468. He picked up Liberty League All-Tournament honors and finished as the sixth toughest batter to strike out in Division III.
At Rochester, Mulberg ranks in the top 10 in school history in sacrifice hits, assists, double plays turned and most times hit by a pitch. He is also a two-time CoSIDA First Team Academic All-District selection, and was named to the Liberty League/UAA All-Academic teams three times. Mulberg was honored by the Rochester Athletic Department with the John Vitone Sportsmanship Award in 2014.
Away from the diamond, Mulberg broadcasted Rochester athletic events and interned for various sports companies, including the Buffalo Bills, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia and the Rochester Red Wings - the Minnesota Twins’ Triple-A affiliate.
In 2014, Mulberg graduated cum laude from the University of Rochester with a bachelor's degree in English and minor in business, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his Master of Education in Sport Management from Millersville University in 2016.