Meet the Coaches

Jamie Shevchik

Head Coach

​Jamie Shevchik is in his eighth year as Manager of the Whitecaps. In 2021 his Whitecaps won four straight in the playoffs to win the league championship for the second time in the last four years.
During his 21-year career as head coach at Keystone College (PA), Coach Shevchik has built the Giants into a regional power, consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 Division III programs. Twice he has led Keystone to the NCAA Division III Collegiate World Series, finishing as the NCAA Division III National Runner-Up in 2016. In early 2021, ‘Assistant Athletics Director’ was added to Shevchik’s title. He has been honored as the CSAC Coach of the Year seven times, and in 2018 was inducted into the Keystone College Athletics Hall of Fame.
In 2020 he recorded his 600th career win at Keystone College. Coach Shevchik had a solid record in collegiate summer baseball before coming to the Cape League, including an eight-year run as the head coach at Danbury in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. His Westerners made five NECBL playoff appearances and won their division in 2010 and 2012.
Jamie resides with his wife Maria and daughters Brielle, Giana, and Raina in Clarks Summit, PA.

Ryan Smyth

Third Base Coach, Hitting Coach

​​Ryan is Associate Head Coach at Keystone, working with Manager Jamie Shevchik. This is his 6 year as a Whitecaps assistant coach. At Keystone, he coaches the team’s hitters and infielders and coordinates recruiting. Smyth has coached more than 20 players who have signed professional contracts. He has significant summer college baseball coaching experience, including six years in the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) both as a hitting coach and manager, before making the jump up to the Cape.

Lance Ratchford

Infield Coach/1st Base Coach

​​“Ratch” returns as an assistant coach for Brewster, where he was part of the coaching staff for the 2021 League Champion Whitecaps. He is the Head Baseball Coach at SUNY Cobleskill in upstate NY. Last season the Tigers were crowned the 2021 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Western Division Champions and made the programs first ever appearance in the NAC Championship. In his first season as head coach at SUNY Cobleskill, Coach Ratchford took the 2019 Fighting Tigers from a 3-28 record the year before to a 9-9 conference finish (16-22 overall), one of the best turnarounds in NCAA history at any level.

Jason Rathbun

Pitching Coach

​​Jason Rathbun , aka “Coach Razz,” has been Head Coach at Herkimer since 2005. He has led the Generals to 13 Conference Championships, 16 Regional Championship tournaments and seven appearances in the NJCAA Division III College World Series. He has been named Conference Coach of the Year eight times, seven times named District A Coach of the Year and six times named NJCAA Region III Coach of the Year. He has produced 72 All Conference players, 70 All Region selections and 22 All-Americans

Mark DiLuia

Bullpen Coach

Mark DiLuia joined Jamie Shevchik’s Keystone Coaching Staff as a Volunteer Assistant in 2022. Before that, he spent four years as an undergraduate at his alma mater, the University of Maryland. Working mostly out of the bullpen, Mark compiled more than 100 innings pitched for the Terps in his four years there. Mark was drafted in the 38th Round by the Texas Rangers in the 2017 MLB Draft.

Joe Pace

Outfield Coach

Joe was a middle infielder/outfielder for the first part of his career at Michigan before transitioning to the mound. He pitched for the last part of his career while also serving as two-time captain for the Wolverines. He was a member of the 2019 Michigan team that went to the College World Series and took second place. He’ll be coaching the outfielders and assisting the hitters for the Whitecaps this summer.

Dan Rosen

Strength & Conditioning Coach

This May, Dan earned his masters degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Merrimack College. At Merrimack, he served as a Graduate Fellow Strength and Conditioning coach for the baseball, field hockey and women’s swim teams. Before that, he interned with the Elon University Sports Performance staff, working with the baseball and football teams. He also interned with Cressey Sports Performance in Hudson, MA from January to May of 2021.