Sept. 25, 2015
WASHINGTON - Georgetown Baseball Head Coach Pete Wilk has announced the addition of Sean Connole as the final member of the coaching staff for the upcoming 2016 season. Connole will serve as the volunteer assistant for the Hoyas and his responsibilities will include baserunning and working with the outfielders.
"I am excited to have Sean join our staff," Wilk said. "He comes highly recommended and I am sure that he will make an immediate impact working with our outfielders and baserunners."
Connole comes to the Hilltop after spending the 2015 season as a graduate assistant coach at Springfield College. Along with serving as the team's first base coach, he also assisted with all aspects of the program, including working with both the hitters and pitchers as well as assisting the manager with roster decisions.
He most recently served as an assistant coach this past summer for the Torrington Titans in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL). He helped lead Torrington to a 24-28 record and a third-place finish in the West Division.
Connole played four seasons at Washington College as both an outfielder and left-handed pitcher. In 124 career games, he batted .370 with 119 runs scored, 74 RBI, 41 stolen bases, 10 triples and 29 doubles. On the mound, Connole made six career appearances, going 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA in 21.1 innings pitched. He earned All-Centennial Conference Second Team honors in 2011 and 2013 and was selected to the first team as a junior in 2012.
"I am very excited to join Georgetown University," Connole said. "The baseball program exhibits a high level of talent on the field and fully encompasses the student-athlete model of encouraging development both on the field and in the classroom. This season, we have a very skilled freshman class that will help us contend to return to the BIG EAST Championships."
The Hoyas are coming off of a 2015 season that saw them finish 25-28 overall and 8-10 in BIG EAST play, qualifying for the BIG EAST Championships for the first time since 1986.