Nate Barnes joins the baseball program as a graduate assistant coach for the 2019 baseball season. He will also assist in the sports information department.
Barnes is a 2017 graduate from Westfield State, where he helped the Owls baseball team to consecutive MASCAC championships and an NCAA regional appearance this past spring as a graduate student.
Barnes played four years for the Owls, appearing in games both on the mound and at first base. He ended up tallying a career 90 hits at the plate, while pitching 158 innings with a 3.47 ERA and 100 strikeouts.
The Owls secured a 92-60-1 record over his playing career and he captained the team his final two seasons.
Barnes was a business management major and communications minor, making Dean’s List every semester and finishing with summa cum laude honors (3.84 GPA). He will pursue a Master’s Degree in public administration.