Nick Barese enters his first season as the head coach of the Merrimack College baseball team after serving as an assistant for the past four years.
While an assistant, Barese worked primarily with the Warriors’ pitching staff.
During Merrimack's memorable 30-19 season, Barese's pitching staff boasted a 3.25 ERA as a staff, ranking seventh in the 16-team Northeast-10 Conference.
Barese came to Merrimack after serving in the same capacity at Saint Anselm College. He is a 2008 graduate of Saint Anselm College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history.
Barese was a four-year member of both the Hawks’ football and baseball teams. He was elected a captain of each team and was named both programs’ Most Valuable Player once. Barese holds team records for innings pitched, games started, wins, earned run average and strikeouts.
After graduating from Saint Anselm College, Barese went on to play professional baseball in the Italian Baseball League for the Rangers Redipuglia Baseball Club.
Barese has also enjoyed summer collegiate baseball coaching stints, serving as the head coach of the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League in both 2012 and 2013.
Barese is a resident of Braintree, Mass.