|TOTAL||81||42||.659||2 UAA||2 NCAA|
|CAREER||474||217||.686||2 UAA||12 NCAAs|
Pat Bloom begins his fourth season as head coach of the Bears’ baseball team in 2018-19. Bloom was hired on June 16, 2015 and is the 13th baseball coach in program history.
WashU was highly successful in its first two seasons under Bloom, winning multiple University Athletic Association (UAA) titles in route to earning the 2017 UAA Coaching Staff of the Year honor while reaching the NCAA Regionals for a second consecutive season.
The 2016 Bears set a new school record with 399 runs scored while also winning two games in the NCAA tournament for the first time in the baseball program's existence. The team finished with the second most victories, 33, in school history.
Following the graduation of 10 seniors from the 2017 roster, the Bears fielded a much younger core in 2018 and finished with an overall record of 21-14. The Bears placed third in the UAA with a 10-6 record.
Several individual awards were bestowed on the Bears including All-America honors by D3baseball.com and ABCA/Rawlings which were awarded to Ben Browdy (2016) and Brad Margolin (2017). John Howard (2018) continued the All-American trend garnering honorable mention accolades from D3baseball.com. Margolin earned ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove honors as a pitcher one season after his batterymate Kyle Kozak received the award as a catcher.
In addition, WashU baseball has received four All-Central Region Team honors in each season with Bloom, who was named the Central Region Coach of the Year in 2017.
Bloom arrived on the Danforth campus after spending the past 12 seasons as the head coach at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He is the all-time winningest coach in school history, compiling a 393-175 (.692) overall record. Bloom led the Pointers to four World Series appearances and eight Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) conference titles.
He put together an impressive stretch at UW-Stevens Point that included back-to-back Division III World Series appearances in 2006 and 2007 and five straight WIAC Tournament titles from 2005-2009. Bloom led his team to their best national finish of third place in 2007.
UWSP appeared in the NCAA Division III Top-10 rankings in 10 of the 12 seasons under Bloom, including No. 2 in 2011 and 2014. In 2015, Bloom led UW-Stevens Point to its 10th NCAA Regional in 11 seasons, as the Pointers posted a 33-14 overall record. It was UWSP's ninth 30-win season in the past 11 seasons. The team also won the WIAC Tournament for the 11th time in the tournament's 18 seasons.
During the 2013 season, Bloom led the Pointers to the most wins in school history with a 41-11 record, and finished fourth in the NCAA Division III World Series. UWSP also took home a fifth-place finish in 2010 in its third finals appearance.
Bloom is a four-time Midwest Region Coach of the Year (2006, 2007, 2010, 2013), and earned Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association College Coach of the Year in 2005 and 2008. In addition he was also awarded WIAC Coach of the Year in 2005 and 2011.
During his tenure at UWSP, Bloom coached 14 All-Americans, seven WIAC Player of the Year winners and five WIAC Pitcher of the Year honorees. In 11 consecutive seasons (2005-15) with UWSP, Bloom coached the WIAC Pitcher or Position Player of the Year. He also mentored five professional players, including Major League Baseball All-Star Jordan Zimmermann and current Yankees farmhand JP Feyereisen.
A native of Tomah, Wis., Bloom graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UWSP in 2001, and received a master’s degree in sports studies with concentrations in sport behavior and performance and sport organization from Miami University (Ohio) in 2003.
Bloom and his wife, Paige, reside in St. Louis.
Updated August 10, 2018