OHIOBOBCATS.COM
Roster  |  Schedule  |  News  |  History


  Dan O'Rourke

Dan O'Rourke

Player Profile

Position:
Undergraduate Assistant Coach

Graduated:
Ohio '06

Dan O'Rourke, one of the premier shutdown closers out of the Ohio bullpen, will help guide the Bobcat pitching staff in 2006 as an undergraduate assistant coach.

O'Rourke, who served as a co-captain in his senior season, made 37 appearances over his last two seasons for Ohio, primarily out of the bullpen. He left as one of Ohio's best closers of all-time, finishing 2nd on the all-time list with 12 career saves.

A Monongahela, Pa., native, O'Rourke didn't allow an earned run in eight of his 19 appearances in 2005. He finished fourth on the team in strikeouts and innings pitched, while ranking second in saves and appearances. O'Rourke was an instant factor out of the Bobcat bullpen upon his arrival in Athens. As a true freshman, O'Rourke led the team with 15 appearances, recording five saves and a 2-1 record.

A year later, it was more of the same for O'Rourke, going 4-0 with a pair of saves. In 2004, O'Rourke won seven games--including a pair of complete-game victories--and posted a 3.98 ERA. He twice earned Mid-American Conference East Division Player of the Week honors that season and was named the team's Most Valuable Pitcher.

O'Rourke is currently finishing his degree in education at Ohio University.