PAXTON, Mass.—Anna Maria College Director of Athletics Laura Habacker is pleased to announce the hiring of Nick Marsh as the next head coach of the Anna Maria baseball team. Marsh comes to Anna Maria most recently from Castleton University.
"Nick demonstrates a strong knowledge of Division III baseball and recruiting," said Habacker. "This, coupled with his years in New England and his leadership abilities made him a top contender to lead our baseball team."
Marsh comes to Anna Maria following a three-year stint as an assistant coach at Castleton University where he served under decorated head coach Ted Shipley. At Castleton, Marsh worked with the pitching staff, coaching them to a staff ERA of 2.71 and guiding junior Sam Spencer to the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Pitcher of the Year title.
The 2014 and 2015 Castleton squads both won the NAC championship titles and advanced to the NCAA regional tournament.
"I am very excited for this opportunity and I can't wait to get started," said Marsh. "I would like to thank Ms. Habacker and the entire search committee for inviting me to join the Anna Maria family. This is a very exciting time on campus and I am looking forward to building a competitive program the entire school and community can be proud of."
Last year, Marsh spent time in Shanghai, China as a coach in the Major League Baseball system at the Changzhou Development Center. In China, Marsh established relationships between the Xieche International School and the MLB for a potential farm system.
Marsh also serves as the head coach and general manager of the West Hartford Thunder of the Connecticut College Baseball League. Marsh's responsibilities with the summer league team including day-to-day operations as well as coaching duties.
Prior to Castleton, Marsh made coaching stops at American International College, Hiram College, and Wabash College, where he served in various capacities including as a hitting coach, a recruiting coordinator, and a lead assistant coach.
Marsh graduated from Urbana University in 2005 with a degree in political science. He obtained his Master of Arts degree in Education in 2014 from Castleton University. Marsh resides in Bloomfield, Conn. with his wife.