Fred Worth is in his first season as the director of baseball operations for the Wake Forest University baseball team after joining the staff this summer. As the director of baseball operations, his duties include coordinating the team's daily schedule, team travel and meals, supervising the baseball youth camps and handling various other administrative responsibilities.
A veteran high school and collegiate baseball coach in Ohio, Worth brings a wealth of experience to his position. He spent 21 years as a high school head coach, compiling a career record of 279-91. After three seasons at Lehman Catholic High in Sidney, Ohio, he became the head coach at Miami East High in Casstown, Ohio.
Worth sent numerous players to college and professional baseball including former Oklahoma State great Mike Day who was named the College Catcher of the 1980s by ESPN. Worth earned 11 league coach of the year honors, five district coach of the year selections and was the coach of year for the state of Ohio in 1986 after leading Miami East to a 30-4 record.
In 1995, Worth moved into the college ranks as the hitting coach for the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. During his 12 years with the Oilers, he helped produce 15 players who were named to the all-conference team. His 2007 Findlay squad broke every existing school offensive record while finishing among the national Division II leaders with a .313 batting average and a .478 slugging percentage.
A native of Troy, Ohio, Worth, 55, is a 1974 graduate of Ohio University with a bachelor's degree in education. He earned his masters in education administration from Findlay. A nationally-recognized guest speaker on the mental approach to hitting, Worth and his wife, Janet, are the parents of three children and four grandchildren.