Former Buckeyes second baseman Ryan Cypret has joined the Western Michigan University coaching staff as a volunteer assistant, the school’s athletics site announced on Saturday.
Cypret finished his third year as the team’s starting second baseman in 2013, which was also his second year as a team captain. “I am thankful and excited to join Coach Gernon and his coaching staff,” Cypret said in a school press release. “I have heard a lot of good about Western Michigan and I am looking forward to being part of the program.” Cypret will have his eyes set on being a second-generation college coach, as his father Greg, who played six years of professional baseball in the Astros organization, coached as an assistant at Ohio State as well as Akron.
In his career with the Buckeyes, Cypret hit .270 with nine home runs, 92 RBIs and a .968 fielding percentage. Cypret hit .255 this past season with four home runs and 22 RBIs while starting 51 games at second base.
“We are excited to add Ryan to our staff and certain he will work well with our players,” said WMU head coach Billy Gernon in the team’s press release. “He comes from a very impressive playing background at Ohio State as well as a strong family coaching pedigree.” Cypret will mainly work with the middle infielders, while also serving as an assistant with hitting instruction.