Sept. 13, 2010


Currier named associate head coach at Fairfield


Former Vermont head coach Bill Currier (left) has been named associate head coach at Fairfield. He will become head coach at the end of the 2011 season upon the retirement of current head coach John Slosar.


This past season, Currier was a volunteer assistant at Tennessee. He posted a record of 486-470 in 22 seasons as head coach at Vermont before the baseball program was discontinued following the 2009 campaign. Under Currier, the Catamounts won two America East regular-season titles. Currier was America East Coach of the Year three times (2002, ’03, ’06).


A 1984 graduate of Vermont, Currier played three years in the minor leagues after being a sixth-round pick of the Philadelphia Phillies in 1981. Currier earned a master’s degree in physical education from Western Carolina in 1986, where he was an assistant coach under Jack Leggett. Currier was head coach at Mitchell Junior College for two years before returning to Vermont.


Fairfield was 18-32 this past season. The Stags were 8-16 in the Metro Atlantic, good for seventh place in the league standings.


(photo courtesy of Vermont Media Relations Office)