Interim Co-Head Coach
Longtime baseball coach Tom Roy will be an assistant coach for Grace College’s baseball team.
Roy will be an assistant coach as well as the team’s chaplain, in collaboration with Unlimited Potential, Inc.
“I am excited and blessed to have Tom Roy on staff. His knowledge of baseball and passion for Christ will be a great asset to our program,” said Grace head coach Cam Screeton. “Tom has a tremendous passion for the Lord and shows other people who he comes in contact with the love of Jesus. Tom will help our guys grow into strong spiritual leaders when they leave Grace College.”
Roy has worked with the Lancers in three different decades. He was the Lancers' head baseball coach from 1980-83. He led Grace to two winning seasons in 1981 and 1982. He was also the squad’s pitching coach from 1970-73 and graduated from Grace with a Bachelor’s degree in 1974.
Roy has spent close to 15 years as a scout for Major League Baseball. He was an associate scout for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1976-79 and was an associate international scout for the Atlanta Braves from 1993-99 and for the San Diego Padres from 2000-05.
Roy also served as the varsity baseball coach at Tippecanoe Valley from 1974-76 and was the pitching coach at Huntington College from 1987-89. He has visited over 65 different countries teaching and coaching the game of baseball.
He is the president and founder of Unlimited Potential, Inc. He played briefly in the San Francisco Giants organization before starting his career. He authored an autobiography about his experience with UPI entitled "Released."
Roy serves as a board member for the Warsaw YMCA, Calling for Christ, UPI and Fellowship Mission. He has co-written two books entitled “Beyond Betrayal” and “Sandusky Bay.”
He resides in Winona Lake with his wife Carin.
Interim Co-Head Coach
Ryan Roth will return to Grace’s baseball staff for his second year in 2018-19. Roth specializes in pitching and will work with the Lancers’ hurlers this spring.
“I’m honored for the chance to serve at Grace,” Roth said. “I have had many coaches who poured into me and sacrificed for me during my career, and I am excited for the opportunity to give back and serve the school and the players to the best of my ability.”
Under Roth's leadership, Grace's staff showed improvement during his first season. Aaron Voirol, in his first year as a regular starter, finished 10th in program history for single-season strikeouts and ninth in single-season innings pitched.
Roth was an accomplished player at Manchester High School, winning the 2A state championship in 2002.
He was an All-County player in 2003 when he led the Squires with a .403 batting average while adding a .969 fielding percentage. Roth, who also played football at Manchester, was inducted into the Manchester High School Hall of Fame along with his 2002 state championship team.
After Manchester, Roth attended Huntington University where he pitched for the Foresters. From Huntington he joined the US Navy where he served from 2010-13.
Roth has worked in the private sector since his time with the Navy, and he has served the past three years as a volunteer assistant coach with Warsaw’s baseball team.
"We are extremely blessed to bring Ryan Roth on staff with us here at Grace. He is a true servant and wants to see each player grow in his faith, as a man and as a baseball player,” said Grace head coach Cam Screeton. “He has a wealth of baseball knowledge and will bring structure and confidence to our pitching staff. I’m very excited to have Ryan with us.”
Justin Love joins Grace's baseball staff for his second season in 2018-19.
Love was a four-year starter at Ball State University. He established the Cardinals' single-season stolen base record in 1997 with 44 steals, leading the Mid-American Conference and helping him earn a spot on the All-Conference Team. He stole five bases in five tries against Eastern Michigan to set a school record. Overall for his junior year he had 71 hits and 67 runs in 59 games, hitting .346.
As a senior in 1998, he had 30 stolen bases to rank second in the MAC. He led the conference with 62 runs scored and was sixth with 120 total bases. He was a First Team All-MAC selection as a senior and was 10th in the conference with nine home runs and batted .344 in 57 games.
He was an accomplished athlete at Northridge, earning a spot in the Elkhart County Hall of Fame. He was a two-time All-NLC selection and won All-State, All-Regional and All-Sectional recognition in 1994. Love set the school records for stolen bases, runs, walks and triples.
As a football player at Northridge, Love was a three-time All-Northern Lakes Conference honoree, earning 3A All-State honors in 1993. He set the school record for receiving yards, receptions, interceptions and scoring and was invited to the Indiana North-South All-Star Game.
Ryan Moore specializes in working with Grace's catchers and joins the Lancers' staff for his second year in 2018-19.
Moore was an accomplished catcher at Indiana Wesleyan. During his senior year in 2007, he was named Rawlings-NAIA All-American Gold Glove, NAIA All-Region, NAIA All-Region Gold Glove and All-Conference.