RICHMOND, Va. – VCU Baseball Assistant Coach Mike McRae will be part of the USA Baseball 2019 16U National Team Development Program staff it was announced Friday. McRae is slated to be the pitching coach of the Stars team during the program.

McRae will join Florida International Coach Mervyl Melendez who will serve as the manager for the Stars team. Frank Maldonado, Greensboro College head coach, will round out the Stars coaching staff as an assistant coach. 

McRae is entering his third season as an assistant coach for the Black & Gold. He has helped lead the Rams to Atlantic 10 regular season titles in both 2017 and 2019.

The NTDP offers athletes an opportunity to connect with USA Baseball Staff to better prepare for future national team experiences. The program includes skill development sessions, off-field educational seminars, an intrasquad series between the Stars and Stripes teams and exposure to professional scouts, college recruiters and USA Baseball national team staff and task force.

The 2019 16U NTDP will take place July 31-August 5 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.