Britt Reames
Britt Reames
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: (843) 953-7265
College: The Citadel, 1996
Season: Third

Former major league pitcher and Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Britt Reames is in his third season as the Bulldog pitching coach and also works with the team's catchers while assisting with recruiting.

Last season, Reames worked closely with Austin Pritcher, and the senior right-hander was named the Southern Conference Pitcher of the Year and was selected in the 19th round of MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers. Catcher Joe Jackson was named to a pair of All-America teams and was taken by the Texas Rangers in the fifth round.

Reames returned to his alma mater in July 2011 after spending the previous three seasons as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Furman.

A native of Seneca, S.C., Reames was drafted by the Cardinals in the 17th round of the 1995 MLB Amateur Draft and made his major league debut with St. Louis in 2000. That season he had a record of 2-1 with a 2.88 ERA in 40.2 innings and became the first Citadel alum to appear in the postseason, earning a win in the final game of the Cardinals' three-game sweep of the Braves in the National League Division Series.

In December 2000 he was traded to the Expos and won four games for them in 2002 while striking out 86 batters in 95.0 innings. After spending three seasons in Montreal, Reames played for Oakland (2005) and Pittsburgh (2006). He finished with seven wins and 204 strikeouts in 218.0 innings.

In addition to his major league experience, Reames also played three seasons of winter ball in the Dominican Republic.

Reames was one of the most dominant pitchers in Citadel history, posting a record of 18-7 including 10 victories in 1995. His 2.03 ERA sits atop the school record book, and he also ranks second in strikeouts per nine innings with 11.63 and fifth in total strikeouts with 296. He had 12 games with 10 or more whiffs in his career, including 18 against Marshall in a 1995 SoCon tournament game.

He was named to the All-SoCon team and All-SoCon tournament team two times each and helped the Bulldogs capture two league tournament championships, a regular season title and a pair of NCAA tournament berths. Reames was inducted into The Citadel's Athletic Hall of Fame in November 2008 and earned enshrinement into the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame last summer.

Reames is married to the former Laura Carmody of Chicago, Ill. The couple has two sons, Michael Britt and Tate William.

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