The University of Pennsylvania announced the hiring of Jon Cross as an assistant baseball coach. Cross joins W. Joseph Blood Head Coach of baseball John Cole’s staff following two stints as Associate Head Coach of Germantown Academy’s baseball team. He coached the Patriots from 1994-1996 and most recently from 2002-2007. His responsibilities at GA included coaching third base, instructing and coordinating the defense and scouting. He coached his teams to four Inter-Academic League titles (1996, 2003, 2004, and 2006).
Prior to coaching, Cross was a shortstop at Lafayette College. He was also an all-area selection and team MVP in high school for Germantown Academy. In addition, he earned a degree from Villanova Law School in 1996.
Jon and his wife Deena reside in Ambler, Pa. with their two children, Heidi (4) and Eric (2)