Head Coach at Endicott (2008-present)
304-190 (.615) overall record, 143-57 (.715) in-conference record at Endicott
Two NCAA Division III New England Regional Finals appearances ('13, '14)
Two CCC Championships ('13, '14)
Two ECAC Division III New England Championships ('11, '12)
Three-time CCC Coach of the Year ('10, '13, '14)
Coached 2014 D3Baseball.com National Player of the Year Tad Gold (drafted by the Baltimore Orioles)
Coached Five All-Americans, and two ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove winners
Coached 76 All-CCC players including three Rookies of the Year, five Pitchers of the Year, three Players of the Year, and a Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Coached 45 All-Region players including three Players of the Year and one Rookie of the Year
48 student-athletes named Academic All-Conference, including program record 16 student-athletes in 2017
Colin Sitarz '12 (MBA '13) named to Capital One Academic All-District First Team in 2013
Michael DeDonato '18 named to Google Cloud Academic All-District First Team in 2018
One CCC Sportsmanship Award
Assistant Coach at Columbia (2003-07)
Player/Pitching Coach for Ryde Eastwood Hawks, Sydney, Australia (2001)
Assistant Coach at Brandeis (2000, 2002)
Played at Brandeis (1996-99)
Bachelor of Arts, American Studies
Four-time letter winner, Brandeis went 111-47-1 and made NCAA Division III College World Series during this time span
1998 Second Team All-New England
1999 First Team All-Conference
Co-Captain in 1999 season
Head Coach Bryan Haley has brought the Endicott baseball team to within one win of the NCAA Division III College World Series twice (2013, 2014), won two CCC Championships, and currently sports over 275 victories in just 10 seasons at the helm of the program. Throughout the last five seasons, Haley’s teams have averaged 30 wins per year due in large part to his foundation for the program based on his three “core beliefs”.
Haley believes in creating an Endicott baseball family, in which members of the team support each other in all facets of College life, both on and off of the field.
He also expects that his players act as men of high quality character, who will strive to make good decisions, help others and work to put themselves in good situations.
Finally, Haley expects his players to be physically and mentally tough competitors. “My focus is on getting players ready for the marathon run of the season,” says Haley. “This includes making sure that they are physically durable enough to handle a 50+ game season and mentally tough enough to deal with the adversity that comes with playing the game of baseball.”
Haley implements a rigorous year-round strength and conditioning program, which he believes is critical to on field success. The team’s workouts feature both traditional weight lifting as well as baseball specific workouts that focus on core strength, explosiveness, agility and flexibility. The team also regularly practices positive mental focus, through various breathing, relaxation and visualization exercises.
Players on Haley’s teams are expected to be fierce competitors. The passion for competition is reinforced every day during practice and team meetings. “I expect our players to love to compete and have a passion for the game of baseball,” says Haley.
In addition to their passion for the game, Haley’s players are expected to bring a positive attitude, and their maximum concentration and effort, each and every day to both practices and games. “Only focusing on what we, individually, can control, is the key to the success of the individual and the team. We make a concerted effort to focus on “the process” of what leads to success, as opposed to only looking at results.”
Coach Haley sees his primary role as that of a teacher. His goal is to work with and develop each player, in order to help them to reach their maximum potential as a ball player. Off of the field, Haley feels that it’s his duty to motivate his players to excel and become successful in all of their individual roles as men.
Haley believes that having the players involved in team leadership is critical to their cohesion as a unit. He strongly relies on upperclassmen to mentor newcomers to the program. Haley also meets often with the players on his team and encourages them to speak with him at any time about their roles on the squad or any concerns or issues that they are having.
One of the ways in which he encourages leadership across his roster is through his Players Committee, a group made up of two representatives from each class. The Players Committee meets periodically to discuss team issues and make decisions on anything from equipment orders to team discipline.
At the top of Coach Haley’s list of priorities is his team’s academic success. “The players need to take advantage of the opportunity to develop in the classroom and through real world experience, during their required internships. Along with enjoying the overall experience of the College, Endicott’s value lies within the career opportunities that are developed through their work on internships.”
(Updated as of 5/21/2018 at 4:01 PM)