GLENSIDE, Pa. – Director of Athletics Brian Granata announced that Bryan Torresani has been named head baseball coach at Arcadia University. He is the seventh head coach in the NCAA Division III era of the program. He will officially take the reins of the program July 25, 2016.
"Throughout the entire search process, the committee was very impressed with Coach Torresani's professionalism as well as his vision for the Knights' baseball program," said Granata. "He has a wealth of Division III experience and understands the importance of developing our student-athletes in the classroom and on the baseball field. Coach Torresani has deep-rooted recruiting connections to the area, and we are confident that he will do a fantastic job in leading our program."
Torresani arrives in Glenside following a four-year run as head baseball coach at Immaculata University, where he amassed a program-record 78 victories while posting four winning seasons and setting the program record for wins three consecutive years. The Mighty Macs went 11-7 in conference play in each of the last three seasons to qualify for the conference tournament, and advanced to the Colonial States Athletic Conference final in 2016 where they lost to eventual National Runner-Up Keystone College.
Immaculata had 26 All-CSAC selections during Torresani's tenure, which included nine first-team nods and three American Baseball Coaches Association All-Region selections. His players also performed at a high level in the classroom, posting a 3.10 cumulative team GPA and landing 14 student-athletes on the CSAC All-Academic Team in his final season.
"My family and I are genuinely excited to be joining Arcadia University. I would like to thank Director of Athletics Brian Granata, Assistant Athletic Director Justin Scott, and the entire search committee for giving me this opportunity. Throughout the process I was continually impressed with the people at Arcadia. The resources are in place for a long, successful run and for that I am extremely grateful. I am looking forward to meeting with the players and staff and for the start of the fall season."
Torresani served as an assistant coach at Division I LaSalle University for the Fall 2012 semester prior to claiming his first collegiate head coaching position. In that role he developed practice plans for hitters, catchers and outfielders, oversaw Explorers' national recruiting efforts, and organized camps and clinics.
Prior to his tenure at La Salle, Torresani was the assistant head baseball coach at Division II Chestnut Hill College for five seasons. He worked primarily with the pitching staff for the 2010 and 2011 seasons, which saw the Griffins go to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference playoffs, and was involved in the team's fundraising and recruiting efforts.
While serving as assistant head baseball coach at Chestnut Hill College, Torresani was the Associate Director of Admissions, overseeing a staff of seven that were responsible for all of the College's recruiting efforts. Before moving to Chestnut Hill, Torresani coached baseball and taught social studies at Hatboro-Horsham High School, and was head coach of the Horsham American Legion team for two seasons, both of which ended in the league championship.
Torresani is no stranger to the MAC Commonwealth, having started for three seasons at former conference member Elizabethtown College. He helped lead the Blue Jays to three straight postseason appearances, which included winning the MAC Commonwealth title and making an appearance at the NCAA Mideast Regional in 2006. Torresani batted .268 in his three seasons at E-town, totaling 89 hits, 50 runs scored and 55 RBI while posting a .990 fielding percentage at catcher and first base.
Torresani earned his bachelor's degree in social studies education from Elizabethtown in 2006, and went on to earn his master's degree in administration of human services at Chestnut Hill in 2010. The Hatboro native currently resides in his hometown with his wife, Chelsea, and their daughter, Paige (3).