Former Youngstown State pitcher Ryan Krokos enters his third season as a volunteer assistant coach for his alma mater in 2017-18.
Krokos is charged with several administrative duties within the program. He was assigned additional duties as the program's camp coordinator in 2016 and has helped YSU baseball camps grow in frequency and attendance. On game days, Krokos serves as YSU's first base coach.
Krokos was a member of the Penguins pitching staff from 2011-15. A right-hander from Brecksville, Ohio, he redshirted in 2011 before pitching in both the rotation and the bullpen in his career. His best season was his senior year when he led the team with 27 appearances and set career highs with three wins, two saves and a 4.32 ERA. He was the Penguins' starting pitcher in the 2014 Horizon League Championship game, and he went on to start against Stanford in the NCAA Bloomington Regional.
Before coming to Youngstown State, Krokos pitched at Brecksville Broadview Heights High School in Northeast Ohio. Krokos was ranked 38th on The Buckeye Scout's Top 100 List in the class of 2010 and played in the Greater Cleveland All-Star Game. He helped lead Brecksville Broadview Heights to the regional semifinals as a junior, and the team went 23-5 his senior year.
Krokos graduated from Youngstown State in 2015.