Former Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee lands new baseball gig

PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 19: Philadelphia Phillies batting helmets sit on the wall during the MLB game between the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies on September 19, 2018, at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

Former Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee is back in the game of baseball. The Saugerties Stallions, a baseball club that is affiliated with the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League, announced Wednesday afternoon Dubee will be serving as the team’s pitching coach for the 2021 season.

The 63-year-old baseball coach was initially going to serve as the pitching coach for the Stallions for the 2020 season, but the season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a press release obtained by Philly Sports Network, team owner Kevin Hinchey praised the highly experienced pitching coach.

“Rich is one of the most experienced pitching coaches in the country. Every year we strive to improve our program and to have him on our staff is a true gift to not only our incoming pitchers but to our entire
program.”, Hinchey said.

There’s no doubt that Rich Dubee will have a great impact on the team that has it’s roster made up of collegiate athletes with NCAA eligibility. The team competes in a league made up of 13-teams that was founded in 2010.

After spending nine seasons in the Phillies organization as the team’s pitching coach, he was fired by Philadelphia. Shortly after his departure from the Phillies, he found a new gig with the Detroit Tigers. His time with Detroit was short, but he is still a widely-respected veteran coach around the game.

It’ll be fun to watch Dubee thrive in his new position.

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