Terry Bell, a former Major League Baseball player, enters his first season as an assistant baseball coach at Wilmington College in 2020-21.
Bell, who will work with both catchers and hitters, spent three years as an assistant at Sinclair Community College and 20 years coaching at The University of Dayton with 18 of those seasons as an assistant to Vittorio.
A catcher himself, Bell graduated from Fairmont East High School and was drafted in the fifth round by the Oakland A's. He attended Old Dominion University instead and was an All-American while playing for the Monarchs. He also earned Sun Belt Conference MVP accolades in 1983.
He participated in the 1982 World Games and the 1983 Pan American Games before being selected in the first round of the 1983 draft by the Seattle Mariners. Bell broke into the majors with the Kansas City Royals in 1986 and played the next season with the Atlanta Braves. He retired in 1989.
Bell and his wife reside in Dayton.