NEIBA Meeting Summary

The annual NEIBA General Meeting took place on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at at Mohegan Sun. Attendance from the membership was excellent.

Highlights from the meeting include:

Treasurer Report
Matt Noone

New NEIBA Officers starting 2017-2018
President: John Susi - Western Connecticut St. (promoted)
Vice-President: Mike Rocco - Assumption (promoted)
Secretary-Treasuer: Brandon Eygabroat - UMass Boston (by unanimous floor vote)
Mass Region Zone 7: Greg Dicenzo - Holy Cross (by unanimous floor vote)

2017 All-Star Game Update
Tentative dates either Fri. June 2, or Sun. June 4. More information to come.

Other Business
Reminder to vote in region polls
Nominations open for NEIBA Awards through Mike Connelly
Looking for someone to handle social media for the organization (a small stipend available)
Hall of Fame update: Coming soon
Lineup cards and backpacks from Under Armour were distributed
The Executive Committee met before the General Meeting
2017 Rules Video Link (32 minutes) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv7Mi_Qnjzs&feature=youtu.be

ALS Awareness
Mike Gambino

Presentation of the 2016 Award Winners:
Division I Team of the Year: Bryant University
Division I Coach of the Year: Steve Owens, Bryant 
Division II Team of the Year: Franklin Pierce University 
Division II Coach of the Year: Scott Loiseau, Southern New Hampshire University 
Division III Team of the Year: Tufts University 
Division III Coach of the Year: Eric Podbelski, Wheaton College 
Jack Butterfield Award: Bob Smith, Middlebury College 
Kevin Burr Assistant Coach Award: Pete Pasquarosa, Wheaton College
Andy Baylock Distinguished Service Award: Judy Walden Scarafile, Cape Cod Baseball League

Recognition of the NEIBA Sponsors:
Joe Murphy, On Deck Sports
Chris Rodday, Franklin Sports
Tameka Geaslen, Under Armour

Band Together Initiative Update (1/17/17)

A note from Mike Gambino, Boston College:
"First of all, I want to thank all of you for helping and supporting Pete Frates and his mission to strike out ALS last year with the "Band Together" initiative. Last year was a great first year and it was very much driven by our New England baseball schools. I also want to ask everyone for their help again this year.

We've cleaned up the distribution and made it way easier to get the wristbands this year. they will be for sale at Mohegan Sun on Friday and here is the link as well:


We are hoping to have it start in New England again this year the last two weekends in April and spread throughout the country like it did last year. Read more here:

College Baseball Insider: Frates Fundraiser: Band Together to Strike Out ALS
D1Baseball.com: Fenway to Host BC-NCSU For ALS Game

Annual NEIBA Meeting - Jan. 20, 2017 - Mohegan Sun

The annual NEIBA meeting will take place Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at 12:00 noon in the Pequot Room at Mohegan Sun. You do not need attend the Coaches Clinic to participate in our meeting.

You will notice that in an attempt to stream line our meeting, members received a link, via email, to the NCAA rules video. The umpires will not be addressing the group on Friday.

Due to the All Star Game postponement last spring, we will be presenting our 2016 Award winners.
Under Amour, our new sponsor, will be providing a gift and there will be new line cards for coaches who attend.
P.S. All Executive Board Members and ALL past Presidents are asked to meet at 11:00 AM for our required 2017 Executive Board Meeting.

Info on World Baseball Coaches Convention - Mohegan Sun

Every year, this coaches convention is an amazing forum for innovative learning about baseball coaching. The format of having three separate speakers at all times allows for coaches to easily be engaged every single hour. Congratulations to the following NEIBA coaches who will be speaking at this year's convention:

Bryan Adamski - Trinity
Travis Beausoleil - Mitchell
Raphael Cerrato - URIJayson King - West Point
Mike Leonard - Middlebury
Greg Sullivan - BC
Alex Trezza - BC

Convention Syllabus - with Speaker Outlines

Mohegan Sun Coaches Convention Website

NEIBA Update (12/28/16)

The Executive Board met on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 and here is some pertinent information.

1. Our annual Social at the ABCA Convention will be held Friday Evening at 9:30 on January 6, 2017. Exact room information will be forwarded just before the new year.

2. Our general meeting will once again be held once again in conjunction with the World Coaches Clinic at Mohegan Sun on Friday January 20th, 2017 @ 12 noon. Discounted admission to the clinic is available for assistants. Remember you do not have to attend the clinic to participate in our meeting.

3. Please remember to send your dues if you have not done so already!

4. We are pleased to announce that FRANKLIN, the number one manufacturer of batting gloves has joined us as a principle sponsor and will be offering our membership discounted pricing and direct service. We thank Chris Rodday and the folks at Franklin for their generous support of our association.

5. We are also pleased to announce that UNDER ARMOUR will now be a principle sponsor as well.


Thanks to our Sponsors
The NEIBA is pleased to announce that Franklin Sports and Under Armour have signed on to become major sponsors of the NEIBA, joining OnDeck Sports and Lousiville Slugger as the Association's main sponsors. The NEIBA urges it's membership to patronize our sponsors. Their support allows the NEIBA to promote college baseball throughout New England.

Archived Stories

    Poll #4 (4/17/17)

Divison I
1. UConn (19-14)
2. Dartmouth (18-12)
3. UMass Lowell (18-13)
Rhode Island (18-15)
5. Central Conn. St. (19-13)

Division II
1. SNHU (25-6)
2t. Franklin Pierce (20-10)
2t. Southern Conn. St. (19-8-1)
4. New Haven (15-7)
5. Merrimack (14-14-1)

Division III
1. Tufts (18-3-1)
2. Salve Regina (20-4)
3. Southern Maine (17-7)
4. St. Joseph's (20-4)
5. Westfield State (19-4)
6. UMass Boston (16-8)
7. Mitchell (18-9)
8. WPI (20-8)

All NEIBA Poll Info