Ron Siers, Jr. - Coach
Inducted in 2023
A native of Louisville, Ky., Ron joined the Salisbury University coaching staff in the fall of 1998 and is in his 25th season at the baseball program. He currently serves as associate head coach and defensive coordinator. He has served under three head coaches: Robb Disbennett (1999-2000), Doug Fleetwood (2011-14) and Troy Brohawn (2015-present). Siers has had a front-row seat to nearly 800 Sea Gull victories in that timespan. During Siers' quarter century on staff, the Sea Gulls have made every NCAA Tournament since 2000, hosted four NCAA regionals and one super regional, appeared in the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship seven times and won the first national championship in program history in 2021. At the conclusion of that title run, Siers was named the American Baseball Coaches' Association (ABCA) Assistant Coach of the Year. Fleetwood and Brohawn, Eastern Shore Baseball hall of famers in their own right, both regard Ron as the best "Teacher of Baseball" they have ever worked with. Along with his coaching pedigree, Siers has been a professor of organizational leadership at SU since 2014. He has also published 16 peer-reviewed articles and in 2020 received the annual SU Distinguished Faculty Award. Siers is a two-time graduate of Salisbury University, having earned his B.A. and M.Ed. from SU in 1989 and 1995, respectively. He also holds a Ph.D. in organizational leadership from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.