David Bellamy Promoted to Volunteer Assistant Coach
PULLMAN, Wash. (August 25, 2021) – Washington State Head Baseball Coach Brian Green announced Wednesday the promotion of David Bellamy to Volunteer Assistant Coach.
Bellamy has spent the past two seasons on the Cougars' coaching staff, working the 2020 season as a graduate assistant where he worked alongside Green with the hitters and outfielders, and this past season as the Director of Player Development.
"David Bellamy is an absolute winner and an invaluable member of our Coaching Staff and to elevate him is a proud day," Green said. "We talk of family, loyalty, trust and work ethic and coach "Bell" exemplifies all of it. He's a northwest guy who comes from an awesome family and from my perspective has been really fun to watch him grow as a person. He will be our catching coach, will assist me with our offense and hitters, and the team will get a coach who is a tireless worker committed to player development. Coach Bellamy was with us at New Mexico State for two championships and we look forward to having him impact us in getting WSU back to postseason play. It's a great day for Cougar Baseball!"
This past season, the Cougars finished the season with a winning record (26-23) for the first time since 2015 and the most Pac-12 Conference wins since 2014 (13). The Cougar offense finished second in the conference in hitting (.302) and saw WSU lead the league with 74 doubles during conference play. WSU saw a pair of Cougar outfielders put up big numbers in 2021 as Collin Montez hit .316 with 19 extra-base-hits including seven homers and 36 RBI while Jacob McKeon emerged as one of WSU's best hitters in Pac-12 play, finishing tenth in the conference with 10 doubles and a team-best .348 batting average.
In 2020 as a graduate assistant, Bellamy helped the Cougar offense finish third in the Pac-12 Conference in hits, home runs and hit-by-pitches and for second in the country in sacrifice bunts.
Prior to joining Washington State, Bellamy worked as a graduate assistant at New Mexico State where he helped the Aggies to a Western Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship. In 2019, the New Mexico State offense finished the regular season with a school-record .356 batting average and led the country in batting average, runs, runs per game, hits, triples, on base percentage, slugging percentage and hit by pitch.
Bellamy was a two-year letterwinner as an outfielder at New Mexico State (2017-18) where he hit .306 as a senior and helped the Aggies to a NCAA Regional appearance while also earning Google Cloud Academic All-District first-team honors as well as first-team academic All-WAC honors. The Eugene, Ore. native also played the 2015 season at Saint Martin's University and 2016 season at Lane Community College in Eugene where he earned All-NWAC first-team honors.