2009 NECC Coach of the Year
2010 NECC Coach of the Year
2013 NECC Coach of the Year
2010 NECC Regular Season Champion / Tournament Champion / ECAC
2012 NECC Regular Season Champion / Tournament Champion / NCAA
2013 NECC Regular Season Champion / Tournament Champion / NCAA
J. P. Pyne enters his sixth season as the head coach of the
Daniel Webster baseball program in 2013.
Since his arrival prior to the 2008 campaign, Pyne and his staff have orchestrated a complete turnaround of the Eagles program. In his first five years at the helm Pyne has guided to the program to a pair of NECC Conference regular season and postseason tournament championships as well as a school record 75 wins, included a single season program record 23 victories in 2012. During that span the baseball program has been decorated with 18 all-conference selection including 14 first team choices, four NEIBA All-New England selections, two conference Rookie of the Year recipients and back-to-back conference Coach of the Year awards (2009-10).
2012 was a banner year for the Eagles, as they set a new program mark for wins with 23 and advanced to the NCAA Regional Tournament for the first time in program history. After winning the NECC regular season crown, the Eagles hosted and promptly swept the postseason tournament. Five players were named to the All-NECC team, which also set a program record. Kory Kiro became the first DWC hurler to be recognized as NECC Pitcher of the Year and Kyle Brigham became the second Eagle in three years to take home the NECC Rookie of the year Award, joining Darrik Marstaller who received the award in 2010.
In 2011, the Eagles posted their second consecutive 20 win season, finishing 20-15 overall. They advanced to the NECC Tournament for the second time in as many years, advancing to the semi-final round. During the season, the fast paced Eagles offense racked up 3.49 stolen bases per game, good for 5th in NCAA Division III.
The 2010 Eagles burst onto the map, highlighted by the program first ever NECC Regular Season championship. The Eagles 21 victories shattered the previous school record (9) and set numerous single season marks. They would play host to the 2010 NECC Conference Championship, earning a share of the rain-shortened tournament. The Eagles assaulted the base paths in 2010, with five players swiping at least 15 bases. The team total of 146 was good for 2nd in NCAA Division III.
In the summer of 2010 Pyne accepted a position with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the (AA) Eastern League affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. Pyne served as the bullpen coach under manager and former Red Sox infielder Luis Rivera. In this capacity Pyne worked on a daily basis with current Major Leaguers such as Kyle Drabek, Zach Stewart and Eric Thames. Pyne’s relationship with the Blue Jays organization continued in 2011, splitting his time between the Eastern League champion Fisher Cats and the Gulf Coast League (R) Blue Jays. While with the GCL Blue Jays, Pyne served as the interim pitching coach and aided with the rehabilitation process at the clubs spring training complex in Dunedin, FL.
Pyne’s work with the Blue Jays was not his first experience in professional baseball, he had previously served as the pitching coach of the American Defenders of New Hampshire in 2009. There he worked under former Red Sox slugger Brian Daubach and current Orioles general manager Dan Duquette. In 2008, Pyne was a member of the Nashua Pride coaching staff. Both Nashua franchises were a part of the Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball (Independent).
Prior to his arrival in Nashua, Pyne most recently served as the pitching coach at his alma mater St. Joseph’s College of Maine. While there he helped guide the Monks to the 2007 NCAA Division III Noew England Regional Tournament, capturing a North Atlantic Conference championship along the way and posting a record of 30-12.
From 2001 through 2006 Pyne was a member of the coaching staff at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH. There he served as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator for three years before being promoted to head coach in 2005. In each of his two years as the head coach of the Hawks, Pyne’s teams reached the Northeast 10 Conference Tournament.
Pyne’s coaching career began in his hometown of Milford, MA where he was the pitching coach for the Milford Legion Baseball Club, Inc. He helped guide the 2001 edition to the American Legion World Series in Yakima, WA.
Pyne’s playing career concluded at St. Joseph’s College in 2001 where he still stands as the program’s all-time (24) and single season (10) leader in saves. He also holds the program record for appearances in a season (22) and career (76).
Over the course of his career, Pyne has worked extensively in collegiate summer baseball. He served as the pitching coach for the Keene Swamp Bats of the NECBL in 2002 and 2003, capturing a championship in his final season. In 2012, Pyne became the pitching coach for the Nashua Silver Knights of the FCBL and helped them to a championship. In the summer of 2013, Pyne will serve as the manager of the Silver Knights.
Currently, Pyne resides in Nashua with his wife Sarah and their dog Sherman.
Nate Goulet joins the Daniel Webster baseball staff in 2013, he will serve as the associate head coach and will coordinate the Eagles offense, as well as work with the infielders. The Nashua, NH native brings more than a dozen years of coaching experience at the NCAA Division I level.
Most recently Goulet served as the interim head coach at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. in 2011. In his only season as the Monarch’s skipper he led them to the CAA Championship Game following a second place regular season finish. The 2011 Monarchs were picked to finish seventh in the CAA Pre-Season Poll. For his efforts, Goulet was voted 2011 CAA "Coach of the Year" by his peers.
From 2005-2010 Goulet served as the Old Dominion recruiting coordinator and hitting coach. He was also responsible for developing the ODU catching corps as well as installing the aggressive base running that the program was noted for. Goulet was also charged with coordinating all opponent scouting reports and all defensive positioning responsibilities.
Prior to his arrival in Norfolk, Goulet spent 1999-2005 as the top assistant coach at East Tennessee State University. His responsibilities included heading up the Buccaneers recruiting effort as well as coordinating the programs hitters, infielders and base running. During his tenure in Johnson City, Goulet also coached third base. Twice during his time at ETSU his recruiting classes were recognized nationally.
Goulet spent two seasons (1998-99) at Delaware State University. There he served as the programs recruiting coordinator as well as the hitting coach. In addition to serving as the first base coach, he also worked directly with the infielders and catchers. Goulet also assisted with the DSU baseball strength and conditioning program. During his brief time in Dover, Goulet played a significant role in the Hornets remarkable worst to first turnaround in MEAC play. After finishing dead last in 1998, the Hornets captured the MEAC regular season title in 1999.
Goulet’s first coaching assignment was at his alma mater, Lincoln Memorial University where he was a graduate assistant coach in 1997-98. During that time he organized all recruiting, worked with hitters, infielders and catchers. This followed a standout playing career for the Railsplitters.
“Nate has already made a significant mark on our program, his passion for the game and attention to detail make him an excellent fit on the staff” said head coach J.P. Pyne. “Obviously his background in college baseball is remarkable, he has a great ability to connect with players and get the most out of them.”
Goulet currently resides in his native Nashua with his wife Louise and their daughter Caroline.
Mike Henzley is set to begin his 10th season on the Eagles baseball staff in 2013. Henzley will work with the outfielders and serve as the first base coach.
In the past three years, Henzley served a key role in the Eagles assault on the base paths. The team racked up 146 stolen bases, good for second in NCAA Division III in 2010. They followed that up with 122 successful steals in 2011. Henzley is also credited with developing a talented group of young outfielders defensively.
“Coach Henzley has done a great job with our outfielders, he works extremely hard to make sure that we are always positioned correctly and prepared to play,” said head coach J.P. Pyne.
Henzley's history with Daniel Webster baseball goes back to the late 1980's when he was a two-year letter winner as the Eagles third baseman, graduating in 1988.
After graduation Henzley served in the United States Air Force from 1989-1998, he is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War. Since retiring from the Air Force he has been heavily involved with youth and amateur baseball in Southern New Hampshire. He has done extensive work with Merrimack Post 98 Legion baseball as well as the Granite State Baseball League.
"Mike Henzley is a true pillar of Daniel Webster baseball. He is
involved in every facet of the program from player development and
field maintenance to coaching our outfielder and hitters,”
said Pyne. "We are fortunate to have someone who cares so much
about the success of the program on staff. Our program benefits
tremendously from his passion for the game and the college."
In 2011, an award was created in Coach Henzley’s honor. The Michael G. Henzley Award will be presented annually to a recipient that displays continued, dedicated service and made a lasting contribution to the baseball program.
Henzley, a New Jersey native, maintained a .305 batting average during his playing days. Currently he resides in Merrimack with his wife Sue and their three sons Brock (25), Garrett (15) and Landon (12).
T.J. Sheedy enters his fifth season on the Eagles coaching staff in 2013. He assists the team in several phases of the game including working with the hitters, base runners and middle infielders.
Sheedy owns an outstanding resume of coaching and playing at the NCAA Division I level. A 1998 graduate of the University of Maine, Sheedy captained the Black Bears during his senior season. After graduation he served as an assistant coach under Paul Kostacopoulas during the 1999 and 2000 seasons.
"Coach Sheedy brings a wealth of knowledge to the coaching staff." Said Eagles head coach J.P. Pyne. "T.J.'s experience as a player and coach at Maine make him an ideal fit in our program. He is a very good communicator and the players really respond to working with him."
Sheedy was named a Freshman All-American after the 1995 season and spent two summers in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League, playing for both the Chatham A's and the Cotuit Ketleers. He currently holds the Black Bears record for consecutive games played and ranks 3rd in career hits.
A native of Stoneham, Mass., Sheedy resides in Nashua with his wife, Cori and daughter, Lyla. Sheedy serves as an Attendance Liaison in the Nashua School District, as well as the manager of The Cages of Nashua indoor baseball facility.