Trinity tabs Adamski as next head coach
Joins Bantams after five-year stint at Amherst as assistant
HARTFORD, Conn. - After a successful five year stint in the Amherst dugout, assistant coach Bryan Adamski has been named the head coach of Trinity College.
“Amherst is a place where people come to learn the game and develop themselves as players and people,” head coach Brian Hamm said. “This is why so many of our baseball alumni find success in the front office of MLB organizations and why I have confidence that Bryan will be successful at Trinity. In addition to his tremendous baseball knowledge and ability to teach skill development, Bryan is a great person and he leaves Amherst College and the baseball program in a better place than when he arrived. His friendship and knowledge will be missed.”
During his tenure, the Jeffs racked up a 112-57 overall record, culminating in a NESCAC title and NCAA tournament berth in 2013. Primarily working with the team’s hitters during his first three seasons, Adamski took over the pitching staff in 2012, helping the squad lower its team earned run average by over two runs en route to a program-record 3.17 team ERA this season.
"I am proud that Amherst baseball continues the pitching legacy of my predecessor Bill Thurston,” Hamm said. “We are a program that develops pitchers and pitching coaches. Our previous pitching coach, Shaun McNamara moved on to be a scout for the New York Mets and now Bryan moves on to coach one of the most successful college baseball programs in the country. Under their leadership during the past four years, we’ve produced a conference Pitcher of the Year and two pitchers who played professionally."
A former standout at the University of Massachusetts, Adamski was the Minutemen’s top pitcher in 2007 - posting a 2.67 ERA with a 3-1 record in 16 relief appearances. The team’s only player to start in all 40 games as a senior, he graduated as the program’s all-time saves leader. Also making his presence felt at the plate, he led the Minutemen in home runs and slugging percentage.
Spending his summers playing with the Chatham A’s and Hyannis Mets of the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League, as well as the Holyoke Giants of the NECBL, he previously served as an assistant coach with the Holyoke Blue Sox. Named the head coach in 2010, he led the West team to a gold medal at the Baystate Games before moving on to head coaching stints with the Dream Bat Bombers in the summer of 2011 and the North Adams Steeplecats in 2012.
"In the four years that Bryan, our coaching staff, and I worked to implement our vision for the baseball program, we’ve won two division titles, a NESCAC title, had success in the NCAA Tournament, and produced four professional players,” said Hamm. “Bryan will bring this experience to Trinity where he will establish his own system to build on the foundation left by Coach Decker.