Cassidy named head coach at Le
Scott Cassidy has been promoted to head coach at
his alma mater, Le Moyne.
Cassidy was pitching coach and recruiting
coordinator for the Dolphins this past year. He was head coach
at Sullivan Community College for one season prior to his return
to Le Moyne.
In three seasons for the Dolphins, Cassidy posted
a record of 14-12 with one save in 33 appearances. In 186
innings, he recorded a 3.44 ERA and struck out 153. Cassidy
registered 18 complete games and four shutouts. He was the MAAC
Player of the Year in 1998, going 7-5 with a 3.06 ERA and 83
strikeouts as Le Moyne went 26-15 overall and 20-6 in league
Cassidy signed a free agent contract with the
Toronto Blue Jays in 1998. He earned a place on the opening day
roster for the Blue Jays in 2002 and made his major league debut
on April 1 against the Boston Red Sox, pitching 1.2 scoreless
innings in relief. Cassidy also pitched for the Red Sox and
Padres during his 10-year professional career.
A dean’s list student in 1996 and 1997, Cassidy
earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration
with a concentration in Marketing in 1998.
Le Moyne will be a Division I independent for the
2011 season before moving to Division II for the 2011-12
academic year. Baseball will join the 16 other Dolphin sports in
the Northeast-10 Conference.
Ninth-year assistant coach Scott Landers and
second-year graduate assistant Corey O’Neill will comprise
Cassidy is the program’s fourth head coach in the
past 43 years. He replaces Steve Owens, who resigned in July to
become head coach at Bryant.