Former University of Kentucky and Lexington Catholic High School pitcher Adam Revelette is the new pitching coach at Eastern Kentucky University, new head coach Edwin Thompson announced Thursday.
Revelette spent the past three seasons as a volunteer assistant at Baylor, working with hitters and outfielders and then as pitching coach in 2015.
"I can't wait to get to work for Edwin Thompson, one of the brightest and most energetic young coaches in college baseball," Revelette said in EKU's news release. "He is one of the top recruiters in the country and his ability to develop his players speaks for itself. As a Kentucky native, I could not be more excited about the opportunity to return home and coach Division I baseball."
EKU announced the hiring of Thompson, a former assistant at Georgia State, last month. Thompson replaced Jason Stein after the Colonels finished 24-31 in 2015.
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"We are thrilled to have Adam as our new pitching coach," Thompson said. "Having grown up in Kentucky, played high school and college baseball in Kentucky, as well as coached in the Richmond area he will be a huge asset in our goal to recruit the best players in our backyard. His experience as a former professional pitcher and a pitching coach from a Power Five conference will benefit our current players and will help attract recruits that want to move on to play professional baseball."
Revelette spent two seasons (2011 and 2012) as an assistant coach at Transylvania before moving to Baylor.
Revelette began his collegiate playing career at Dayton before transferring to Kentucky for two seasons.
"Adam Revelette has the energy, experience and character needed to help coach Thompson and the EKU baseball program in their pursuit of being a consistent contender for the league title each year," former UK coach Keith Madison said.
After college, Revelette signed with the Minnesota Twins and played four seasons of professional baseball.
Revelette earned a communications degree from Kentucky in 2007 and a master's of business administration in applied management from Indiana Wesleyan in 2013.