Hamm Named NECBL Deputy Commissioner
Contact: Ben Badua
AMHERST, Mass. - Amherst baseball head coach Brian Hamm has been named a deputy commissioner of the New England Collegiate Baseball League.
Having previously served as an assistant coach for the North Adams SteepleCats, Hamm joins Gregg Hunt as the league’s newly elected deputy commissioners. Entering his fourth season with the Jeffs, Hamm has posted a 69-31 overall record, while picking up NESCAC Coach of the Year honors in 2011.
Playing a role in the development of two NESCAC Players of the Year, he helped NECBL and Amherst alumnus Kevin Heller get selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 2012 MLB Draft. Several other Jeffs have played in the NECBL, including 2012 NESCAC Player of the Year Bob Cook ’13 (Mystic Schooners). Amherst assistant coach Bryan Adamski also has ties to the league, as North Adams’ newest manager.
A 2002 graduate of Middlebury College, Hamm spent three years as an assistant at his alma mater before spending the next four years as the top assistant at Amherst under Bill Thurston. Earning his master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, he has also served as an envoy coach for Major League Baseball, working with amateur and professional teams in Europe before taking over the Lord Jeff baseball program in 2010.