August 25, 2011


Duffy named head coach at Manhattan


Jim Duffy is the new head coach at Manhattan after seven seasons as an assistant at Seton Hall.


Duffy worked with the hitters and outfielders at Seton Hall and assisted with recruiting, scouting and team travel. He was head coach of the Monmouth Monarchs of the ABCCL collegiate summer league from 2004-10.


A four-year starter for the Pirates at first base, Duffy graduated from Seton Hall in 1996. He is the school’s career leader with 1,387 putouts and is second in hits (247) and at-bats (709) and fifth in runs (165). Duffy was a three-time All-Big East selection and was an All-American in 1995 while finishing ninth in the nation with a batting average of .429.


Duffy signed a free agent contract with the Houston Astros in 1997 and spent four years in their system.


Duffy replaces Kevin Leighton, who resigned to become head coach at Fordham.


Click here for list of 2011 Division I head coaching changes.