Anthony Cimabue joined the Wilmington University baseball coaching staff in the winter of 2011 and currently heads the pitching staff, strength and conditioning, as well as the recruiting for the Wildcats. He is entering his second season as the team's pitching coach.
Cimabue is a familiar face for the Wildcats as he pitched in three seasons under head coach Brian August and graduated from Wilmington University with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management in 2010. Following graduation, Cimabue began his coaching career as an assistant at the local American Legion program, Stahl Post, which plays its home games on Wilson Field inside the newly named Jim Sherman Sr. Stadium, home of the Wildcats.
In his first season as a member of the Wildcat coaching staff, Cimabue helped the Wildcats to the seventh ranked earned run average in all Division II as the Wildcats won the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Division II Northeast Regional Tournament. The pitching staff compiled 381 strikeouts while only allowing 153 walks in 444.2 innings of work in 2012, resulting in a 2.87 team era.
Prior to joining the Wilmington University coaching staff, Cimabue spent a full season as an assistant with the Salem Community College baseball team in New Jersey. He led the team to 13 wins, topping the program’s best season win total in the previous five years. He moved on to Harford Community College in Maryland during the fall of 2011 before taking the pitching coach opening at Wilmington in the winter.
During his tenure as a Wildcat, Cimabue threw in three seasons while amassing over 100 innings in helping the team win two CACC Tournament Championships in 2007 and 2009. Cimabue also helped the team to a CACC Regular Season title and two appearances in the NCAA Division II Northeast Regional Tournament.
Cimabue also played in the New York Collegiate League over the summers during his time at Wilmington University. In 2008, Cimabue played for the Allegany County Nitros and collected an earned run average of under 3.00 while helping the team to a berth in the playoffs. The following summer, he teamed up with the Niagara Power and was third on the team in innings pitched, ERA, and strikeouts.
He is currently enrolled in the Wilmington University graduate program, pursuing a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.