July 23, 2012

2012 Coaching Changes  


Pinzino promoted to head coach at William and Mary


William and Mary has promoted pitching coach and recruiting coordinator Jamie Pinzino (right) to head coach.


This past season was the first in Williamsburg for Pinzino. He helped the Tribe post a record of 31-25 and his pitching staff led the Colonial Athletic Association while placing 13th nationally in ERA at 3.01. W&M was sixth in the country in strikeouts per walk (3.06), seventh in WHIP (1.17) and ninth in walks per game (2.3). Matt Davenport was CAA Pitcher of the Year and First Team All-East Region. Davenport was picked in the 34th round of the MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers.


In 2011, Pinzino was pitching coach at Northeastern. The Huskies topped the CAA in ERA (4.26) and were second in opponent batting average (.270).


Prior to his stop at Northeastern, Pinzino was head coach at Bryant for five years. He helped the Bulldogs transition from NCAA Division II to Division I. Bryant was 32-22 in its inaugural Division I season in 2009 as an independent. The Bulldogs went 34-22 the following season and won the regular season title in the Northeast Conference with a 25-7 mark. Pinzino was named NEC Coach of the Year. He resigned in June of 2010 after being arrested on campus for an alcohol-related altercation.


Pinzino was head coach for one season at Assumption College in 2005. His overall record is 173-150 in six seasons as a head coach, including 66-44 in Division I.


Before becoming a head coach, Pinzino was an assistant for two seasons at his alma mater, Tufts, while spending one year as an assistant at Holy Cross and Pomona-Pitzer.


Pinzino earned four letters at Tufts, helping the Jumbos capture three ECAC titles. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history in 1997 and a master’s in educational studies, both from Tufts. Pinzino is married to Cheryl Milligan, who is the head softball coach at Tufts.


(photos courtesy of W&M Media Relations Office)