Ryan Riley enters his second season with the Pirate program and first as the Director of Baseball Operations.
Last season Riley served as a volunteer coach working with the Pirate infielders as well as assisting with hitting and baserunning duties. He also plays a part in the planning of East Carolina's baseball camps in the summer and winter.
Riley comes to ECU after playing four years as a shortstop and second baseman in the Tampa Bay Devil Rays organization. He played for the Princeton Devil Rays, Hudson Valley Renegades, Charleston River Dogs and the Bakersfield Blaze. He ranked third in the league in hitting during his stint with Hudson Valley.
Riley received his Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Clemson University. He started 110 of 117 games at second base for the Tigers during the 2000 and 2001 seasons and helped lead the 2000 Clemson team, which ranked as high as No. 1 in the country, to the College World Series. Riley was named the co-captain for the 2001 squad and received All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors in 2001. The 2001 Tiger team advanced to the NCAA Super Regionals in Riley's final season at Clemson.
Riley was born in Spokane, Wash. on Nov. 10, 1978. He is a native of Seattle, Wash.
Ryan married the former Jaime Lynn DeVito on October 8, 2005 in Westchester, N.Y.