The most successful coach in the history of UMass Boston baseball head coach Brendan Eygabroat will enter his 18th season in 2021. The only coach in program history to ever lead the Beacons to the College World Series, Eygabroat's success has been recognized throughout the collegiate levels
Eygabroat is the only coach in UMass Boston history to ever lead a program to 16 straight Little East Conference Tournament appearances. The 2018 New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) and 2017 D3Baseball.com New England Region Coach of the Year, Eygabroat has led UMB to two Little East Regular Season titles (2016, 2018), four Little East Conference Tournament titles (2010, 2017, 2018, 2019), five NCAA Tournament appearances (2010, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), three NCAA Regional titles (2010, 2017, 2019), one Super Regional Title (2019), and three College World Series appearances (2010, 2017, 2019).
He is also a sought-after speaker both locally and nationally. Eygabroat has been a featured presenter at the World Baseball Coaches Convention, ABCA Barnstormers Clinic, Mass Baseball Coaches Association, and the New England Intercollegiate Association. He has presented on numerous topics including hitting, catching, indoor practice planning, and team defensive strategy. Eygabroat also works with various local little league on players skills development sessions and head coach training tutorials.
A true teacher of the game, Eygabroat’s coaching philosophy has helped numerous players earn multiple All-American, All-Region, and All-Conference accolades. He currently sits as just the second coach in UMass Boston history to record over 300-career wins, as he boasts an overall record of 358-283-1. He has led UMB to four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances (2016-19) and five 30+ win seasons (2010, 16-19).
Over the last three seasons (2017-19), UMass Boston cemented its place as the top team in New England, and as one of the premiere programs in all of Division III.
Before joining the college coaching ranks, Eygabroat enjoyed an outstanding college playing career at Mary Washington College in Virginia, where he helped the Eagles to a pair of NCAA Regional tournament appearances in 2001 and 1998. The Rochester, New York, native was named captain for the Mary Washington College for his senior season and earned South Region Honorable Mention honors as a catcher. Eygabroat also earned a spot on the Capital Athletic Conference First Team. Eygabroat was also part of the Eagles CAC championship as a freshman in 1998.
Eygabroat graduated from Mary Washington in 2001 with a bachelor’s of science in business administration. Eygabroat also earned a master’s degree in higher education administration from Suffolk in 2003. He resides in Boston with his wife Joanna, and two girls Ella and Emma
Brad Fogel enters his sixth year in the collegiate coaching ranks with the 2020 season marking his first as a member of the Beacons coaching staff. Fogel arrives at UMass Boston after serving as the head coach at nearby Newbury College during the 2019 season. His primary responsibility will be to work with the hitters and infielders.
Prior to his time at Newbury College, Fogel spent four years as assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator at Curry College in Milton, Mass. Fogel made an immediate impact as a member of the Colonels coaching staff as he helped the program to a 24-15 record and the 2015 Commonwealth Coast Conference championship. Throughout his time with Colonels, Fogel played an essential role in recruiting and in player development as Curry landed 10 players on All-CCC teams.
Fogel also coaches with the Garciaparra Baseball Group out of RBI Baseball Academy (Foxboro, MA) and is the head coach of the 18U GBG Hawks Northeast in the summer.
Prior to relocating to the Boston area, Fogel spent several seasons coaching at the high school level where he coached several players who went on to play at the collegiate and professional levels.
A native of Southern California, Fogel was a former standout at Saugus High School (Santa Clarita, CA.) as an All-League performer and team Most Valuable Player. Following a Junior College stint at College of the Canyons (JUCO) Fogel accepted a scholarship to attend NCAA Division II Azusa Pacific University. While with the Cougars, Fogel had a stellar two year career, and was a valuable member of teams that were ranked in the top-25 in the nation.
Justin Kelley will be entering his first season as an assistant coach with the Beacons.
Kelley has coached at all levels throughout his career, and has most recently worked with the Division I Huskies of Northeastern University. While at Northeastern, Kelley focused on advanced scouting and game preparation for the Huskies’ coaching staff, concentrating on the pitching side. He served as an Associate Scout before working in the Baseball Operations department, and later as an Area Scout with the Minnesota Twins.
He played baseball at Saint Anselm College, before transferring to Quinnipiac University.
Kelley earned a bachelor of science in Management from the School of Business at Quinnipiac University. He then completed his master’s degree in Sports Leadership at Northeastern University.
Kelley is also a certified Mental Performance Coach, having completed a Mental Performance Mastery certification program.
Jacqui Reynolds enters her first season as an assistant coach with the Beacons in 2021.
Before joining the Beacons staff, Reynolds has quickly worked her way up the coaching ranks since 2015. She began her coaching career at Woburn High School in 2015, where she worked as an assistant coach with the Varsity Softball program. In her four seasons (2015-18), Woburn won three Middlesex League Liberty Division Championships.
After working at the A’s Baseball Center in Woburn as a staff member and instructor for several years, Reynolds got her first chance to coach baseball in 2017 as an assistant coach with the A’s 13 and Under team. Over the past four years, she has worked with several A’s teams, including serving as the 14 and Under Co-Head Coach in 2019 and the head roving scout coach for the 17 and Under team in 2020. She also spent a season coaching the Newton South High School Varsity Baseball team in 2019.
As a player, Reynolds played softball throughout high school and was a walk-on at Division II Southern New Hampshire University. After a career-ending injury, Reynolds began playing baseball in January of 2016.
Over the past five seasons, Reynolds has played with the All-Women’s New England Red Sox and spent the 2019 season with the men’s Naugatuck Hackers of the Nutmeg State Baseball League. Reynolds won the Roy Hobbs World Series Women’s Division Championship in 2018 with the New England Red Sox and was named Team MVP after the Red Sox won the Peach Orchard Classic Championship in 2019.
She graduated Southern New Hampshire in 2015 with degrees in Sports Management and Graphic Design.
Reynolds will work with the Beacons hitters and outfielders.