Class of 1996
Ken Richey anchored the pitching staff of the Bison baseball team during its most successful four-year run in school history. During his time, BC went 89-48 for a .650 winning percentage, won one PAC title and earned two bids to the ECAC Tournament. Richey was the starting pitcher in Bethany’s win over Frostburg State in the ’96 ECAC semifinals, which was the program’s first postseason victory.
Richey’s name is still atop the Bethany record books in numerous categories, as he still possesses the school’s single-season standards for wins (nine in 1995), complete games (nine in 1995) and innings pitched (77 in 1995). At the time of his graduation, Richey owned five career records as well and was ranked in the top three in a trio of other categories. He still owns the career wins mark with 24 and complete games record with 22 and was first with 229 innings pitched (currently third) and 32 starts (third). In addition, Richey still sits second in career ERA (2.44) and fourth in strikeouts (142).
Also an outstanding hitter in his career, Richey batted .370 (tenth all-time at BC) with five home runs, 29 RBIs, a .616 slugging percentage (second) and 1.062 OPS (fifth)
A 1996 Bethany graduate with a degree in accounting, as well as a minor in economics and management, Richey is currently a Program Manager for Elan Financial Services in Pittsburgh. He has been awarded several honors in his time, including the Vendor Management Excellence Award, Pinnacle Award, and the Above and Beyond Award twice.
A graduate of Brooke High School in Wellsburg, W.Va., Richey now resides in Pittsburgh.