Graduate Assistant Bernie Dennis returns to the Catholic
University program after a two year hiatus. From 2001-2004,
Coach Dennis was a standout player at Catholic as a catcher and
pitcher earning All-Conference Honors three times and All-South
Region Honors in 2004.
After graduating from Catholic in 2004, Coach Dennis played in the Milwaukee Brewers organization from 2005-2006 and played independent baseball from 2007-2008. While playing professionally, Dennis assisted Head Coach Ross Natoli during the fall season and with recruiting year round. From 2009-2010, Dennis was the head assistant at Catholic before enrolling in law school at the Villanova University School of Law.
"Bernie Dennis has been a vital asset to my program over the past 12 years," Natoli explains. "An outstanding player and leader during his playing days at Catholic, Bernie has continued to excel in his many responsibilities as an assistant coach. From recruiting, to practice planning, game strategy, academic advising and most importantly player development, he has played a major role in ensuring our players reach their full potential on the field and in the classroom. Well versed in all aspects of the game, his credentials and proven track record of success have been key to our program's success. I consider him one of the premier Division III assistant coaches in the country."
Coach Dennis will be responsible for pitchers and catchers for the 2013 season while taking classes to complete his Juris Doctorate at the Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. He lives with his wife, Megan, in Kensington, Maryland.