BRYAN NEAL -- Assistant Baseball Coach (6th Year)
Bryan Neal is in his sixth year as an assistant coach for the Point Park baseball team, and he serves as the Pioneers' pitching coach.
Under the tutleage of Neal, who is one of the best pitchers ever to play for Point Park, the pitching staff has been a cornerstone of the Pioneers' program in recent years.
Point Park has ranked in the top 36 of the NAIA in team ERA each of the last four years including a high of ninth in the country with a team ERA of 3.11 in 2012, the year Point Park reached the NAIA World Series. Point Park's team ERA of 3.31 in 2014 ranked 26th in the country. The Pioneers were 38th in 2013 at 3.60 and 32nd in 2011 at 3.85.
Neal has mentored some of the winningest pitchers in school history. Starting pitchers Derek Peluso (19-10, 2009-12), Sean Clark (21-7, 2011-13) and Manny Perdomo (21-6, 2012-14) were all-conference performers who are among the all-time wins leaders in Pioneers history. All-time saves leader Mike Tullio (18 saves, 2010-12) also came under Neal's staff.
Neal was an ace pitcher for Point Park from 1994-97. He was a four-year member of the Pioneers' pitching staff. His stellar career earned him induction into the school's Pioneer Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013.
Neal is Point Park baseball's all-time leader in wins win with a career record of 24-10. He is also the school record holder for career innings pitched (233.2) and apperances (61). He struck out 151 batters to rank sixth in school history.
Neal enjoyed a standout senior season in 1997 to cap off his career at Point Park. He was 12-3 with seven complete games in 14 starts as a senior. That year he pitched a team-high 86.3 innings in 19 appearances. He pitched the Pioneers within one game of the NAIA World Series.