July 23, 2012
2012 Coaching Changes
promoted to head coach at William and Mary
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
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
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