The Washington Nationals announced the Potomac Nationals’ Field Staff for the 2018 season on Friday afternoon. Wesley graduate Tripp Keister M’10 will manage the Potomac Nationals for the fifth consecutive year.
Keister will enter the 2018 season with the second most wins in Potomac franchise history (279). He begins the 2018 season 34 wins behind Joe Cunningham for the franchise record. Keister’s 2018 campaign will also tie him with Cunningham for the most seasons at the helm for the franchise (5).
The 47-year-old Keister has managed both the Class-A Hagerstown Suns and the Gulf Coast League Nationals in addition to his time with Potomac.
A 33rd round draft pick by the New York Mets in 1992, Keister played 341 games over four seasons in the Mets’ system.
Prior to his time as a coach in the Washington organization, Keister served as the Head Baseball Coach and Associate Athletic Director at Wesley College in Dover, Delaware from 2006 to 2011. He served as an assistant coach at the University of South Carolina from 1996-1998 and held the head coach position at Delaware State University from 1999-2000.