Rams add Elbin, Cutler-Voltz to Coaching Staff

RICHMOND, Va. – There will be two new faces with plenty of baseball experience on the VCU baseball staff this upcoming season as Head Coach Paul Keyes announced the additions of Kurt Elbin and Seth Cutler-Voltz to the Rams' staff.

"Anytime you can add not only great baseball minds, but quality people to your staff, it's going to help the program," Keyes said. "Kurt and Seth bring a wealth of knowledge and a great work ethic to our staff and we're excited to have them with us for the upcoming season."

Elbin joins the Black & Gold after spending the past two seasons as the primary assistant at Shippensburg University.  During his two year tenure at Shippensburg, Elbin helped lead the Raiders to 87 wins, including 32 this past season. The 32 wins were the most wins the program posted since 2008.

Before joining the Raiders staff, Elbin spent three seasons at Thiel College. Under his guidance the Tomcats were a Division III powerhouse in the President's Athletic Conference, being ranked as high as 13th nationally during his stint.

The Bedford, Pa. native played collegiately at Lock Haven, where he graduated in 2006 before finishing his master's at California (Pa.) in 2008.

Cutler-Voltz joins the staff after a stellar four-year career with the Black and Gold. He will serve as the graduate assistant this upcoming year, while he attends the Center for Sports Leadership at VCU.

The Richmond, Va. native spent three seasons as a mainstay in the Rams rotation. This past season, he finished with a 7-3 record, 4.29 ERA and 67 strikeouts. Cutler-Voltz finished his VCU playing career ranked in the top-ten in many statistical categories including innings pitched, complete games and appearances.

Elbin and Cutler-Voltz will help lead the VCU baseball program into a new era, as VCU will compete in its first season of Atlantic 10 play in 2013.