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Georgetown adds 2 Coaches

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WASHINGTON - Georgetown University Head Baseball Coach Pete Wilk announced the addition of two coaches to his staff, with Grant Achilles taking over as an assistant coach and Mike Landry joining the program as a volunteer assistant coach.

“I’m really happy to have two very capable coaches and two true baseball guys join our staff,” Wilk said. “They are great additions and I know our players have already enjoyed working with them in the preseason.”

Achilles comes to Georgetown after spending the last two seasons as a volunteer assistant on the staff at Wake Forest.

Prior to his stint at Wake Forest, Achilles spent two years on the staff at Western Carolina. After serving as an assistant coach in 2008, he was promoted to assistant head coach before the start of the 2009 season. During his two seasons at WCU, Achilles helped the Catamounts to two winning seasons, including a 35-22 mark in 2009. Along with his work on the field, Achilles also coordinated and oversaw team travel.

Before his tenure at Western Carolina, Achilles spent a season with the Charlotte baseball program, working with the 49er catchers, assisting with the defense and hitters and also serving as the first base coach. Achilles helped the 49ers to one of their most successful seasons in program history, finishing with 49 wins and earning a national ranking that rose to as high as No. 19. Charlotte advanced to the NCAA Tournament, playing in the Columbia, S.C., regional.

Achilles has also coached in summer wooden bat leagues. He spent the summer of 2006 as an assistant coach with the Thunder Bay Border Cats of the Northwoods League, helping the team to a runner-up finish. In 2007, Achilles was the associate head coach of the Wilmington Sharks of the Coastal Plain League.

A four-year letterwinner at Wake Forest from 2002-06, Achilles played a variety of positions for the Demon Deacons, including time at first base, second base, right field and catcher. A native of Lynchburg, Va., he graduated from Wake Forest in 2006 with a degree in communication.

Landry has extensive experience in the collegiate and professional ranks, most recently as a graduate assistant coach at Lewis (Ill.) University, his alma mater, for the last two years.

Landry earned his bachelor of arts in graphic design from Lewis, where he was a four-year letteriwnner, served as a team captain and was an All-Great Lakes Valley Conference nominee.

In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Landy has served as a bullpen catcher and batting practice pitcher for the Chicago White Sox and was a bullpen coach for the Rockford Riverhawks.