Hartford, Conn. - Director of Athletics Mike Renwick has announced the appointment of Bryan Adamski (Belchertown, Mass.) as the new Trinity College Head Baseball Coach. Adamski joins the Bantams from Amherst College where he served as assistant coach for five years. Adamski helped guide the Lord Jeffs to a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) title and a deep run into the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament in the spring of 2013. Adamski replaces interim coach Mark Lambert who coached the Bantams for the 2013 season.
"We are excited to welcome Bryan Adamski to the Trinity College Athletic Department," said Renwick. "Coach Adamski will be a great leader and mentor for the young men on their journey as a Trinity College student-athlete. We are confident he will continue the great tradition of success within the Trinity baseball program well into the future."
Adamski served as both the pitching and hitting coach during his tenure at Amherst. While Adamski was at Amherst, the Lord Jeffs posted a 112-57 record (.663) and four consecutive post-season appearances. He helped Amherst win a College-record 27 games in 2013, and coached the NESCAC Pitcher, Defensive Player, and Rookie of the Year this spring. While serving as hitting coach in 2010, Adamski's hitters posted a College-record batting average of .349. The Lord Jeffs' pitching staff set a new team record for ERA (3.17) with Adamski as their pitching coach in 2013. He also coached the North Adams Steeplecats in the New England Collegiate Baseball League the last two summers, and was previously with the NECBL's Holyoke Blue Sox.
Adamski graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 2007 with bachelor's degrees in English and journalism, and holds a master's degree from Springfield College in Sport Management. He finished his collegiate playing career as the all-time save leader in UMass baseball history.
"I am extremely honored that Mike Renwick and the search committee members have the faith in me to lead Trinity College baseball," said Adamski. "It is a tremendous opportunity to take over the most storied program in NESCAC history. I want to thank former Amherst coach Bill Thurston and current coach Brian Hamm for the roles each of them played in preparing me for this chance."
Trinity baseball has played in the NCAA Division III World Series four times in the last 11 years and won the 2008 National Championship with an unprecedented 45-1 final record. In 2013, the Bantams posted a 21-19 record and tied Bowdoin for the top spot in the NESCAC East Division.
"I would like to publicly thank and praise our interim head coach Mark Lambert for his leadership, work ethic and dedication to our program over not only this year but for all of his nine years on the Trinity College campus," stated Renwick. "In addition, I would also like to thank his assistants, Steve Cervizzi and Ernie May, for their work and dedication to our student-athletes over the last year under less than ideal circumstances."