SETH CUTLER-VOLTZ JOINS SKYHAWK BASEBALL AS AN ASSISTANT COACH
August 21, 2014
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MARTIN, Tenn. – University of Tennessee at Martin head baseball coach Rick Robinson has announced the addition of Seth Cutler-Voltz as an assistant on his coaching staff.
Cutler-Voltz has spent the last two seasons as a volunteer assistant at VCU, an Atlantic 10 Conference school located in Richmond, Va. He took over the day-to-day pitching operations for the Rams, who posted a 65-46 overall record in his two years on the coaching staff.
“I am extremely grateful for Coach Robinson as well as the administrative staff at UT Martin for giving me this opportunity,” Cutler-Voltz said. “Coach Robinson is a proven winner and I am looking forward to working with him as well as the rest of the Skyhawk staff and players. I am excited to get started and see what we can accomplish in the near future.”
Robinson identified Cutler-Voltz as the perfect candidate to tutor the Skyhawk pitchers.
“I am excited about the addition of Coach Cutler-Voltz to our staff,” said Robinson, who was hired as Skyhawk head coach on June 3. “His experience as a Division-I pitching coach as well as his success as a Division-I student athlete will give our players the advantage they need to achieve their full potential both in the classroom and on the field. Our pitching staff will see immediate results from his ability to teach and motivate.”
Working under head coach Shawn Stiffler, Cutler-Voltz helped guide the Rams to a memorable year in 2014. VCU began the season with a 20-5 record with victories over future NCAA Tournament teams Georgia Tech, East Carolina and Old Dominion. The Rams surged into the Baseball America top-25 polls and ended the season with a 37-20 record, the most wins for the program since 2007. VCU was only one win away from a berth in the NCAA Regionals, as the Rams fell 3-2 in 10 innings to George Mason in the A-10 championship game.
The VCU pitching staff posted a stellar 3.86 staff ERA under Cutler-Voltz’s tutelage in 2014, allowing less than a hit per inning (.259 opponent batting average). His five primary starting pitchers boasted a combined 26-11 record with a 3.14 ERA in 367.1 innings. The Rams posted similar numbers under Cutler-Voltz in 2013, piecing together a 3.87 team ERA to go along with a .274 opponent batting average. One of his pitchers, Seth Greene, led the A-10 and ranked 10th in the nation in least walks allowed per nine innings (1.05) in 2013.
Cutler-Voltz’s successful start to his coaching career followed a remarkable four-year playing career for Stiffler and the late head coach Paul Keyes at VCU. The 6-0, 180-pound power righty concluded his collegiate playing days ranking second in career innings pitched (338.1), fourth in career games started (47), ninth in career strikeouts (229) and 10th in career appearances (73). He won 18 games with a 4.31 career ERA while posting nearly a 3:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio (229 strikeouts against 77 walks).
After making a team-high 23 appearances as a freshman in 2009, Cutler-Voltz’s best season came in 2010. He went 8-4 with a 3.47 ERA in 17 appearances (all starts), earning All-Colonial Athletic Association second team honors as well as All-CAA tournament accolades. He accounted for 119.1 innings pitched (third-most in a single season in VCU history) behind five complete games, helping guide the Rams to the CAA tournament title and NCAA Regionals for the 10th time in school history.
Cutler-Voltz logged 14 more appearances (all starts) as a junior before notching a 7-3 record with a 4.29 ERA in 19 appearances (13 starts) as a senior. He once again showed impeccable command, walking only 11 batters with 67 strikeouts in 84 innings.
A Richmond, Va. native, Cutler-Voltz was a four-year standout for Henrico High School. He was a three-year all-district selection while earning Player of the Year accolades in the Capitol District in 2007, the same year he helped guide the Warriors to the Capitol District tournament championship.
Cutler-Voltz graduated from VCU with a degree in exercise science in 2012. He also obtained his Master's degree from VCU.