OTTAWA, Kansas – University of Ottawa baseball head coach, Jonathan Freemyeris pleased to announce the hiring of Ryan Dickerson as a graduate assistant in the Braves program.

“I couldn’t be more excited to add someone like Ryan to my staff,” Freemyer said. “He’s an extremely hard worker. He’s also played for two legendary coaches, Coach Stockton and Coach Painton. He has strong connections in California that will be instrumental in our recruitment.”

Prior to coming to the University of Ottawa, Dickerson spent three years at NCAA Division II, William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. While at the WJC, he taught private lessons which included hitting, throwing and to play. Dickerson has also worked with individuals on the mental side of the game. He also coached a 14U travel team in the summer of 2022. Dickerson helped organize the high school camps run by the Cardinal baseball program. In camps, he hit fungos, pitched batting practices, worked with catchers and tracked pop times. During his offseason at the WJC, Dickerson also worked with the Bakersfield College catchers, performed grounds maintenance at Fred Flook Field, and officiated men’s league baseball and softball games.

In three years at the WJC, Dickerson finished with a .254 batting average in 49 games. He had 33 hits, scored 28 runs, hit 12 doubles, two homers, drove in 25 runs, had a .392 hitting percentage, walked 21 times, was hit by a pitch six times, had a .382 on-base percentage, stole four bases, had 32 assists, 244 strikeouts, and a .968 faceoff percentage.

Prior to his WJC stint, he spent three years at Bakersfield College in Bakersfield, Calif., playing in 2017 and 2019. As a redshirt sophomore in 2019, Dickerson appeared in 25 games, finishing with a .167 batting average, six RBIs, scored 19 runs and stole three bases. In his first season, Dickerson played in 11 games, finishing with a .111 batting average.

Dickerson graduated from William Jewell College in May 2022 with a degree in business administration and a minor in economics. He graduated from Bakersfield College in 2019 with an Associate’s degree in Business Administration.

“I’m very happy to have this opportunity to be part of uOttawa and this amazing coaching staff,” said Dickerson. “I look forward to joining the program and helping the players thrive”

Dickerson is working on his Masters in Sports Business at the University of Ottawa.

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