Hatch begins his 18th season as the head men's basketball
coach at Frostburg State University as well as his 43rd year
of coaching in 2016-17.
In his first 17 years at the helm, Hatch has guided the
Bobcats to 200 overall wins including 90 in the AMCC and 35
in their first six years as a member of the CAC. The
winningest coach in the program's 74-year history, Hatch has
also led FSU to one Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
Tournament championship, a pair of AMCC Tournament
second-place finishes and one Eastern College Athletic
Conference South Region Runner-Up showing.
Last winter, Frostburg posted a 7-18 overall mark that
included five wins in the CAC and a runner-up showing at the
Washington & Lee Holiday Tournament. FSU collected four wins
in five games during the middle part of their schedule and
led the CAC in rebounds (38.4) and blocks (5.5). The Bobcats
also finished fifth in the CAC in three-pointers (162) and
fourth in steals (7.4).
Frostburg finished with a 10-15 overall record and barely
missed out on the CAC Tournament during the 2014-15 season.
In late November, the Bobcats upset then 13th-ranked
Randolph Macon 76-67, part of a four-game winning streak for
In 2013-14, FSU finished the year 3-22 with a 2-14 slate in
the CAC. The Bobcats finished second in the CAC in
rebounding (37.5) and fifth in blocks (2.7 per game). Senior
Jabari Kamau finished his junior season fourth in the league
in rebounding, averaging 7.4 rebounds per game.
In 2012-13, FSU finished with 10 wins and earned a berth in
the CAC Tournament following a fifth-place regular-season
finish. The Bobcats finished third in the conference in
scoring (69.8), third in rebounding (35.2) and third in
field goals made (643). Senior Christian Jackson finished
second in NCAA Division III in scoring (25.8), set FSUís
single-season scoring mark and finished just seven points
shy of setting the CAC scoring record.
In 2011-12, Frostburg posted an even 13-13 overall record,
but grabbed 10 wins in the CAC and made a trip to the CAC
Tournament. Frostburg led the league in scoring (72.4), tied
for the conference lead in steals (9.7) and finished second
in field goals (682), three-pointers (158), offensive
rebounding (13.4) and assists (12.9).
In 2010-11, Hatch became the school's all-time winningest
coach after leading the team to 11 wins. With a victory over
Stevenson in mid-January, Hatch surpassed Oscar Lewis for
the all-time wins mark. Hatch and the Bobcats kicked off the
2010-11 season in fine fashion with three-straight victories
and the 2010 Pride of Maryland Tournament Championship. FSU
downed No. 11 ranked St. Mary's in the title game to capture
the school's first title in the POM Tournament.
Prior to joining the CAC, Hatch led the Bobcats through 11
years in the AMCC that included 146 overall wins and 90 in
the league. Hatch guided Frostburg to nine appearances in
the AMCC Tournament and two berths in the league
championship, which included the 2000-01 tournament title.
FSU, which appeared in the AMCC Tournament semifinals six
times, totaled 18 all-conference selections and annually
finished near the top of the league in both scoring and
FSU combined for 36 wins over the 2000-01 and 2001-02
seasons, the second-highest two-year total in the programís
history (trailing only the 37 wins from 1970-1972). In
2000-01, the Bobcats finished 20-10 and captured their only
AMCC Tournament championship and earned a berth to the ECAC
Southern Region Championship Tournament for the eighth time
in school history.
Hatch joined the Frostburg State staff in late August 1999
and needed just one year to turn around the Bobcats. After a
6-19 overall record and a 2-10 mark in the AMCC in his first
season, Hatchís second squad went 20-10 (8-4 AMCC), the
biggest improvement from the previous season by any NCAA
Division III program in the country.
Hatch came to Frostburg after having served as an assistant
at Virginia Military Institute, his alma mater, for the
1998-99 season. Prior to his stint at VMI, Hatch was the
first-ever head menís basketball coach at Division III
Marymount University in Arlington, Va., for 10 seasons,
where he also served as the schoolís assistant athletic
director and sports information director.
Hatch led Marymount to a 13-9 record in his debut season. In
1990-91, he earned Capital Athletic Conference Coach of the
Year honors after guiding the Saints to the CAC
regular-season championship and a 16-11 overall record. He
also led Marymount to an 18-10 record and the CAC Tournament
championship in 1991-92. His Marymount teams also advanced
to the CAC tournament championship game in the 1990-91 and
Prior to Marymount, Hatch served as an assistant coach at
Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Va., from 1977 to
1987, where he helped coach the Marlins to two Dixie
Conference championships and three NCAA Division III
Additionally, Hatch served as head coach at
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy in Suffolk, Va., from 1975 to
1977. He coached the boysí team to a 23-3 record and the
VAAC championship in the 1976-77 season, and he was also an
assistant football coach and social studies teacher at the
Hatch began his coaching career as an assistant at Prince
George (Va.) High School in 1969-70 prior to a two-year tour
of duty in the United States Army. He has also organized,
promoted and directed summer basketball camps for the past
Hatch received his bachelorís degree in history from VMI in
1969 and later earned a masterís degree in education from
Old Dominion University in 1985.