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Lukas Ray

  Recruiting Coordinator/Pitching Coach
  Alma Mater: University of South Carolina
  E-mail: leray@email.sc.edu
  Office Phone: 803-313-7095

Coach Lukas Ray enters his third year of coaching and second at USC-Lancaster. Ray will be in charge of the recruiting, pitching staff, and catchers. Currently, Coach Ray is serving as the Head Coach for the Staunton Braves (Valley Baseball League). Most recently, Coach Ray was the Recruiting Coordinator/Pitching Coach at Florence-Darlington Tech. Ray helped the Florence-Darlington Tech program win the 2018 Region X Regular Season title. Ray’s staff posted a team ERA of 2.83 which was the 6th lowest nationally. Under Ray’s direction, sophomore pitcher Tanner Myatt was selected in the 11th round of the MLB Draft to the New York Yankees. Freshmen pitcher Weston Rogers was also named Region X Pitcher of the Year. Coach Ray’s 2018 Recruiting Class was ranked 3rd nationally by Perfect Game which included Payton Smith (San Diego Padres 22nd Round MLB Draft Selection).


Coach Ray spent his first year at USC-Lancaster working primarily with catchers and hitters. Ray helped USC-Lancaster win the 2017 Region X Regular Season title and finished runner-up in the 2017 Eastern District. Under Ray's direction, freshman catcher Nick Cicci earned 2nd team All Region X honors as well as a spot on the Region X All defensive team. In the summer of 2018, Ray served as the Hitting Coach for the Staunton Braves (Valley Baseball League).


Coach Ray prepped at Myrtle Beach High School under Head Coach Tim Christy. Ray then went on to play at USC-Lancaster and was a member of the 2015 Region X Tournament Champions. Coach Ray was also a member of the California Bees (Golden State Collegiate Summer League) and the Upper Valley Nighthawks (New England Collegiate Summer League) during his playing career. He attained an Associate's Degree in Science from USC-Lancaster and a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies from the University of South Carolina.