SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine— The Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) Athletics Department has announced the hiring of David Walsh as Assistant Baseball Coach.
A Massachusetts native, Walsh graduated from Husson University in 2007 with a degree in Sport Management. He played and worked four seasons under long-time coach John Winkin and is a product of his philosophy. Winkin won 1,043 games at the collegiate level and was elected to the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.
Following his playing career, Walsh returned to his alma mater to be named Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Fenway High School (Boston, Mass.). There he collected 63 wins, qualified for five MIAA State Tournaments, and collected two Coach of the Year awards in his six-year term, 2011-17.
Most recently, Walsh served as a Coach and Player Developer at Sluggers Academy (Medfield, Mass.), Associate Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Pine Manor College (Brookline, Mass.), and Head Baseball Manager and Recruiting Coordinator for the Bancroft Bandits (Bancroft, Iowa).
Walsh commented, “I am very excited to join the SeaWolves Baseball program this upcoming season. I look forward to developing baseball players on the field and in the classroom. Getting the opportunity to come back to Maine and coach baseball is an honor. My goals are to help Coach Yanni continue the tradition he has instilled in the program and teach the lessons that baseball has taught me, on and off the diamond.”
The SeaWolves are coming off a 29-win season, an undefeated conference mark, and their eighth Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) title. Walsh will join a staff to include Assistant Coach Josh Brister and Head Coach Jordan Yanni in his third season.
Yanni welcomes Walsh by stating, “Dave’s passion for the game and desire to coach is second to none. He brings a wealth of knowledge to our practice regiment and game day strategy that will surely be a positive impact on our program. I’m excited to have Dave on staff.”