Rick Sabath Named KU Baseball Assistant Coach

Oct. 6, 2005


The University of Kansas has announced the hiring of Rick Sabath as an assistant baseball coach. Sabath comes to KU after spending the past three seasons as the head coach at Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kan.

“I’m very thankful for the opportunity from Coach Price,” commented Sabath. “Being a native Kansan there is a great pride in being able to come to work every day in Allen Fieldhouse.”

Sabath will serve as KU’s recruiting coordinator, specifically in the Kansas, Colorado and Kansas City metro areas. He will coach the catchers and assist with KU’s hitters while serving as the bench coach on game days.

“He is a great addition to our staff,” commented head coach Ritch Price. “He has been one of the most successful junior college coaches in the state of Kansas and throughout the entire Midwest. Not only is he an outstanding coach, but he is an outstanding person, and we think he is a great fit for our program.”

This past season, Sabath’s Broncbusters were one win shy of advancing to the JUCO World Series after posting a 41-17 record. During Sabath’s first season with the Broncbusters, he led GCCC to its first Region VI Final since 1999. In his second season, GCCC posted 36 wins and advanced to the region semifinals.

Sabath started his coaching career at Hutchinson Community College where he was an assistant coach for four seasons. The Blue Dragons won the Jayhawk Western Conference all four years.

Sabath then took over as the head coach at Cloud County for two seasons before leaving for GCCC. During his first season, Sabath was awarded the Jayhawk West Coach of the Year.

A 1994 graduate of Fort Hays State University, Sabath received his masters’ degree from KU in 1996.