Josiah Shepherd is in his first season as an assistant baseball coach at Rhode Island College. He also serves as an intern in the RIC Athletic Department, concentrating on marketing and promotions.
“I am extremely thankful and excited to have the opportunity to be part of such a successful program,” Shepherd said. “I’m really looking forward to the upcoming season.”
The Providence, R.I. native joins the RIC baseball program after graduating from Becker College in May of 2018. A decorated student-athlete at Becker, he was named the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Rookie of the Year in 2016 before earning First Team All-NECC honors in 2016 and 2017. Shepherd is currently enrolled in graduate school at RIC.
As a center fielder, he played in 109 career games for the Hawks. Shepherd batted .294 (108-for-367) to go along with 108 hits, 16 doubles, seven triples, six home runs, 50 RBI and 52 stolen bases. He owned a .425 slugging percentage and a .399 on-base percentage