August 31, 2010


Cassidy named head coach at Le Moyne


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 play.


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’s staff.


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.