Program Spotlight: Chestnut Hill College

Head Coach Robert Spratt of Chestnut Hill College talked about his recruiting process and offered some advice to players with the goal of playing college baseball. Coach Spratt is a veteran coach has led the program every year since its inaugural season. The Griffins are an NCAA Division II School that competes in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference, led by Coach Spratt since 2008.

“Attend a school that offers your major, desired location, and level of play you want to play at.”

– Coach Spratt, Chestnut Hill College
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Quick Facts

School:Chestnut Hill College
Division:NCAA Division II
Conference:Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Location:Philadelphia, PA
Student Population:1,000
Questionnaire:Recruiting Questionnaire

Recruiting Q&A – with Head Coach Robert Spratt

What are your typical scouting methods?

Showcases, summer ball, and referrals

How do you recommend players contact you if they are interested in your program?

Email, questionnaire, attend prospect camp

If a player contacts you, what are you most interested in?

Prospect video

Any general advice for players that want to play college baseball?

Attend a school that offers your desired major, location, and level of play you want to play at.

Any other comments about your program that you’d like to share?

NCAA Division II

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Program Overview – Griffin Baseball

The Chestnut Hills Griffins have been led by Coach Spratt since 2008 and reached the post-season nearly every season. Competing in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference, the NCAA Division II school is a consistent competitor reaching the CACC championship several times throughout Coach Spratt’s tenure.

The Griffins play at Hostelley Stadium which recently went through massive renovations, and also have a state-of-the-art $3 million fitness center and their disposal.

Coach Spratt and the Griffins host several Prospect Camps every year. Over 85% of their current roster has attended a Prospect Camp in the past. We encourage any interested players to keep an eye for upcoming camps.

School Overview – Chestnut Hill College

Chestnut Hill College is a private, Catholic institution located in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that offers undergraduate and graduate programs in fields such as business, education, and the humanities. Established in 1924, the college has a rich history and a commitment to providing students with a personalized education that prepares them for success in their careers and lives.

The college has a student population of approximately 2,300, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, which allows for a more personalized educational experience. This small, close-knit community creates an environment where students are able to build strong relationships with their professors and peers, and where their needs and concerns are taken into consideration.

Chestnut Hill College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has received recognition for its strong liberal arts programs, diverse student body, and commitment to sustainability. The college values a well-rounded education and provides students with numerous opportunities for hands-on learning and real-world experience through internships, study abroad programs, and service projects. These experiences help students to develop their leadership skills and gain a deeper understanding of their chosen field.

The campus of Chestnut Hill College covers 80 acres and features modern academic buildings, residence halls, and recreational facilities. The beautiful, tree-lined campus provides students with a peaceful and serene environment to study and live. The residence halls are designed to provide students with a comfortable and safe place to live and are equipped with modern amenities such as high-speed internet and laundry facilities. The recreational facilities include a gym, a swimming pool, and a variety of sports fields and courts, providing students with ample opportunities to stay active and healthy.

The college also offers a variety of student organizations, clubs, and athletic teams for students to get involved in. These organizations provide students with opportunities to pursue their interests and hobbies, meet new people, and develop their leadership skills. Whether students are interested in volunteering, sports, or the arts, there is something for everyone at Chestnut Hill College.

Chestnut Hill College is committed to its mission and values and is proud of its Catholic heritage. The college provides students with a supportive and inclusive community that fosters spiritual growth and development. The college provides numerous opportunities for students to get involved in the Catholic community and attend Mass, and it also provides chaplaincy services to students of all religious denominations.

Chestnut Hill College is a well-respected institution that provides students with a high-quality education and a supportive community. Its commitment to its mission and values, its personalized educational experience, and its beautiful and peaceful campus make it an attractive option for students seeking a Catholic, liberal arts education. With its strong programs, diverse student body, and commitment to sustainability, Chestnut Hill College is a place where students can grow and thrive.

Closing Remarks

Chestnut Hill College has the potential to be a perfect fit for players that are looking for a small private school that competes at a high level athletically. As an NCAA Division II school, the Griffins compete against schools with 20,000+ students and must be on par in terms of talent.

Coach Spratt has a long tenure and Chestnut Hill which is usually signifies a coach that has pride and passion for the school and is able to produce competitive teams year in and year out. In his Q&A, Coach Spratt mentioned the importance of choosing a school that fits all of a player’s desires; athletically, academically, and location. This is great advice as college student-athletes have a lot of responsibility, and finding the right fit in every aspect of being a student-athlete is going to set them up for a better chance at success.

Interested players should look into the upcoming prospect camps hosted by the Griffins. This would be a great opportunity to learn more about the program, see the campus, and perform in front of the coaching staff. Thank you to Coach Spratt for his insight, and best of luck to the Griffins in their upcoming season.