Zach Farry is in his first season as a volunteer assistant coach with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore baseball team.
Farry will serve as the pitching coach this season for the Hawks.
"I'm excited about adding Zach to our staff," said head coach Will Gardner. "I think he brings a lot of knowledge to the program and he'll be someone to whom our staff can relate. He's been through the trenches and knows what it takes to be successful at the college level."
A native of Charlotte, N.C., Farry was a teammate of current Hawk assistant coach Eric Armstrong at Francis Marion University. Farry earned a B.B.A. in marketing and was a Dean's List student.
During his time at FMU, Farry established save records in both his junior and senior years for the Patriots. He was 4-1, making a team-high 28 appearances. Farry tallied 13 saves - all two at least two innings in length.
He pitched in over 55 innings and carried a 3.58 ERA that season while opponents hit just .277 against him as a senior.
Farry was named an honorable mention All-American in his senior season by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. He also garnered several other accolades during his final season, including the Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association All-South Atlantic Region First Team, the Daktronics, Inc., All-South Atlantic Region First Team and was a Second-Team All-Peach Belt Conference selection.
Farry was also named to the South Carolina All-Star Baseball Team, an honor for collegiate baseball players across the state, regardless of division.
Farry also had a standout high school career, helping Independence High School advance to the 4-A state baseball championship. That season he was 10-3 along with a 1.80 ERA. He was named all-conference and all-state that year.