July 20, 2010


Gambino named head coach at Boston College


Boston College alum Mike Gambino (left) has been named the program’s head coach.


Gambino has been an assistant coach for the past four years at Virginia Tech under Pete Hughes, former Eagles’ head coach. Gambino was recruiting coordinator for the Hokies and worked with the hitters and infielders. He helped Virginia Tech reach the NCAA Tournament in 2010 for the first time in 10 years. The Hokies were 40-22 this past season, including 16-14 in the ACC.


Gambino was an assistant at Boston College from 2003-05. He played for the Eagles from 1997-2000 in the middle infield. He batted .313 in his career with 22 doubles, eight home runs, 87 RBI and 117 runs. Gambino earned a bachelor’s degree in English and theology.


Following his collegiate career, Gambino spent two seasons in the Boston Red Sox minor league system. He worked as a special assistant to the Major League staff in 2002 before going to Lowell as a coach prior to the June draft. Gambino left the following January to become an assistant at BC.


The Eagles were 30-28 this past season, including 14-16 in the ACC. BC did not receive a bid to the NCAA Tournament.


Gambino replaced Mik Aoki, who became head coach at Notre Dame.


(photo courtesy of Virginia Tech Media Relations Office)