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Todd Williams took over as head coach 1998. After struggling through a 12-35 first season, the Mountain Cats turned things around and finished 21-16 in 1999 and 23-19 in 2000. These marked the first 20-win seasons since 1982 when Coach Williams was a pitcher/infielder on the Pitt-Johnstown baseball team. The 2006 season was highlighted with the team setting another school record for wins with a 33-18 record and earning the No. 6-seed in the NCAA North Atlantic Region Tournament. In 2008, the Mountain Cats broke the 2006 wins record by posting a 37-19-1 record, winning the WVIAC Northern Division and advancing to the program’s second NCAA regional tournament. The Mountain Cats have established themselves in the upper echelon of the North Atlantic Region and in the WVIAC, where the team began playing a conference in 2006. Through 15 seasons, Coach Williams has posted a 359-302-3 overall record. This has been done by recruiting student-athletes who are committed to hard work and dedication to both academics and baseball. The quality of student-athletes in the program has risen every year. Coach Williams has produced 13 All-Atlantic Region players, including six First-Team selections and six All-WVIAC First-Team choices. The Mountain Cats also have done the job in the classroom with five Verizon Academic All-Americans. In 2001, outfielder Mike Shumaker became the first Mountain Cat to garner First-Team Academic All-America honors. In 2009, pitcher Ben Watkins, the WVIAC and Daktronics Atlantic Region Pitcher of the Year, joined Shumaker as a First-Team Academic All-American. The Mountain Cat program boasts a 94 percent graduation rate for its players. Following the 2009 season, Watkins became the first Mountain Cat under Coach Williams to be selected in the Major League Baseball Draft when the New York Yankees selected him in the 40th round. Along with the on-field coaching, Coach Williams and his assistant, Bill Colosimo, handle all of the recruiting and fundraising duties. They recruit prospective student-athletes from all over Pennsylvania and surrounding states. Coach Williams is a 1980 graduate of Central Cambria High School in Ebensburg, Pa. He graduated with a degree in Sociology from Pitt-Johnstown and played baseball under Coach Ken Keiper while attending the university. Coach Williams, who also serves as the Sports Center Manager, and his wife, Beth, have three children Travis, Ashley and Luke.