Volunteer Assistant Coach Will Not Return to Baseball Program
Sept. 23, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Volunteer assistant coach Steve Englert has announced he will not return to the Boston College baseball team for the 2013-14 season, the team announced on Monday. Englert, the manager of the Cape Cod League team Harwich Mariners, worked with the baseball program for 12 years.
"Steve Englert will definitely be missed," head coach Mike Gambino said. "He loves Boston College and working with the players. The boys love him and he shares not only a great deal of baseball knowledge but wit and humor with them. I know it was a tough decision for him and we completely support and respect his decision. Nevertheless, it is a big loss. He has meant a lot to the program and has also helped me personally a great deal as I transitioned into a head coach. His absence will be noticed."
Englert's primary responsibilities were working with the catchers and as a hitting coach. He mentored Tony Sanchez, who emerged as the top collegiate catcher in the country in 2009 and was a finalist for the Johnny Bench Award. Sanchez was selected fourth overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates, making him the highest draft pick ever from Boston College and made the Big League roster in 2013.
Englert has seen 35 Eagles selected in the Major League draft since he took a position at BC in 2002. He has spent the last 15 summers working with the Mariners, including the last 11 at the helm. In the summer of 2008, Englert led the Mariners to its first Cape League title since 1987 and then followed it up with another championship in 2011. In 2012, he earned the Mike Curran Award winner as Manager of the Year after leading the Mariners to a 27-16-1 record and setting a league record 64 home runs.
Englert is a 1987 Boston College graduate.