Gambino named head coach at
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
Gambino replaced Mik Aoki, who became head coach
at Notre Dame.
(photo courtesy of Virginia Tech
Media Relations Office)