Ben Wolgamot was named Valpo's assistant coach and recruiting coordinator in September of 2013.
The Valpo offense has enjoyed a signficant statistical uptick over the last three seasons under Wolgamot. The Crusaders held a combined average of .279, slugging percentage of .387 and on-base percentage of .372 from 2015-2017, all improvements from a .265/.351/.337 slash line from 2012-2014.
Wolgamot came to the Crusaders after a two-year stay at Eastern Illinois University as assistant coach/recruiting coordinator. Wolgamot played collegiately at Danville Area Community College (Ill.) from 2006-2007 before joining the Purdue Boilermakers in 2008-2009. In addition to batting .400 in his final season at Danville, Wolgamot earned both Easton Defensive Player of the Year accolades and a Rawlings Gold Glove Award. He continued his excellence on the field at Purdue where he was named a First Team All-Big Ten second baseman in 2008.
Wolgamot earned a bachelor's degree in health and fitness from Purdue University in 2010.
He returned to Danville Area C.C. in 2010 as an assistant coach before he served in the same capacity at Wabash College in 2011. After a season at Wabash, Wolgamot joined the Eastern Illinois coaching staff.
"Ben has quality Division I experience which will translate well with the guys and earn him instant credibility. He is a tireless recruiter who can identify the correct guys for this program and continue to take us to the next level," Valpo head coach Brian Schmack said.