J.P. Pyne was named head coach of the Clark University baseball program on July 7, 2015 and returns for his third season in the Cougar dugout in the 2018 season.
In his first season with the Scarlet and White, Pyne guided the program to the most wins in school history (18) and were within one game of their first postseason berth since 2010. Pyned continue to lead the Cougars in an upward direction with 26 wins in 2017 and a berth in the NEWMAC tournament for the first time since 2010.
Along with the school record for wins, the program set school high water marks in runs scored (252), hits (396), doubles (77), highest field percentage (.967), stolen bases (83) and total bases (573) in Pyne's first campaign.
In addition to Pyne's coaching responsibilities, Pyne serves as the manager of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL) Worcester Bravehearts. The FCBL is made up of elite level collegiate student-athletes from all over the country playing baseball in a minor-league style format in a season that runs from mid-June to mid August.
Pyne came to Clark after a two year stint at the University of Maine. During his two seasons in Orono, Pyne helped the Black Bears to consecutive 24-win seasons and a pair of berths in the America East Tournament. In 2015, Pyne served as the pitching coach, where he developed freshman starting pitcher Justin Courtney into a second-team All-America East selection and unanimous all-rookie team honoree.
Pyne serves as the manager of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL) Worcester Bravehearts. The FCBL is made up of elite level collegiate student-athletes from all over the country playing baseball in a minor-league style format.
Pyne came to Clark after a two year stint at the University of Maine. Pyne, a native of Milford, resides on the west side of Worcester with his wife, Sarah, their daughter Rosalie.