Ryan Folmar
Position: Head Coach
Alma Mater: Oklahoma State
Graduating Year: 1997
Phone: 918-495-7639
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Ryan Folmar is in his third season as the head baseball coach at Oral Roberts University with a career record of 55-58. Prior to being named the head coach, Folmar served on the ORU coaching staff as an assistant for nine seasons.

In 2014, Folmar led the Golden Eagles to a 30-26 overall record, with a 15-15 mark in Southland Conference play, including a home victory over No. 8 Oklahoma State and a two-game season sweep against No. 28 Oklahoma.

Five ORU players received Southland postseason honors in Folmar’s second year at the helm, with Jordan Romano being named the Southland’s Relief Pitcher of the Year. Tyler Boss and Pepe Gomez were named First Team All-Southland, while Matt Brandy and Jose Trevino were named to the second team, and Romano earning a third team nod. Three Golden Eagles were picked in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft, including Jose Trevino by the Texas Rangers in the sixth round, Jordan Romano by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 10th round and Gavin Glanz by the Colorado Rockies in the 23rd round.

In his first season as the skipper, the Golden Eagles finished two wins shy of a Southland Conference Tournament championship, completing the season with a 25-32 overall record. ORU finished third in the league with a 16-11 record, including the first three-game sweep of ranked opponent in program history when the Golden Eagles took three against then No. 23 Central Arkansas.

In Folmar’s first season, Alex Gonzalez finished second in the NCAA in strikeouts with 126, helping him to Second Team All-American honors by Pefect Game. Gonzalez was also named the Southland Conference Pitcher of the Year and a First Team All-Southland selection. Gonzalez was drafted No. 23 overall by the Texas Rangers in the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

Joining Gonzalez as All-Southland selections in 2013 were third team members Trevino and Boss.

Folmar spent the previous nine seasons developing a reputation as one of the finest hitting instructors in all of college baseball. ORU won the Summit League Championship in each of Folmar’s nine seasons on the ORU staff, advancing to NCAA Regional play each season.

The Golden Eagles advanced to the Super Regional round of the NCAA Tournament in 2006, finishing the season ranked in the top-25 nationally in every major college baseball poll. Folmar’s offense was the backbone of the squad, finishing in the top-20 nationally in batting average, runs scored and slugging percentage.

The 2008 season was another banner year for Folmar’s offense. The Golden Eagles won 48 games that season and posted one of the best offensive efforts in program history. That season, ORU placed in the top-20 nationally in hits, runs, batting average and doubles.

Folmar’s 2012 offense ranked as the finest in the Summit League, leading the conference in runs scored and home runs. Folmar tutored freshman 3rd baseman Trevino into one of the finest young players in college baseball, as the rookie earned Summit League Newcomer of the Year honors and two freshman All-America nods.

Eight of Folmar’s ORU hitting protégés are currently playing affiliated Minor League Baseball. Two of Folmar’s ORU desciples, Cam Schiller and Bennett Pickar, were picked in the first 11 rounds of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.

Folmar joined the Golden Eagles after spending five seasons (1999-2003) as Director of Baseball Operations at Oklahoma State. At OSU Folmar handled various administrative duties, including the Cowboy baseball camps and served for three years as the color voice on OSU radio broadcasts.

A four-year letter winner at OSU from 1994-97, Folmar earned honorable mention All-Big 8 honors as a sophomore in 1995, and he helped lead the Cowboys to the 1996 College World Series. Following his OSU playing days the Chambersburg, Pa., native spent two seasons in the Colorado Rockies organization.

Folmar and his wife Kay Lynn have three children: Kade (11), Reese (9) and Luke (4).