Bernardini signs on as DWC baseball coach

NASHUA – The Daniel Webster College baseball program finally has its new leader.

After assistant coaches ran the fall program in the wake of Nashua native Nate Goulet’s late summer resignation, the Eagles have settled on his replacement, former Long Island University-

Brooklyn assistant Louie Bernardini.

At LIU-B, Bernardini served as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator. The Blackbirds won 16 games last year. Bernardini is no stranger to Nashua, having served a season as a pitching coach in the Futures Collegiate League for one of the Silver Knights’ rivals, the Brockton Rox. He’s also coached in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League and New York State Collegiate League.

Bernardini was a top pitcher at the very successful Wheaton College (Norton, Mass.), from where he graduated in 2009, and embarked on collegiate coaching career that before LIU-B included stops at Springfield (grad assistant), Brown University and Bates.

A native of Gray, Maine, Bernardini inherits an Eagles program that is in transition. They became a regional power with consecutive NCAA tourney appearances under former coach J.P. Pyne, and then were re-tooling under Goulet, who left to work in a baseball-related job in the private sector. Pyne actually gave the Eagles a high recommendation on Bernardini.

DWC went 8-19 last year and has missed the New England Collegiate Conference tourney the last two seasons.

"It’s an honor to have been provided the opportunity to lead a program with a strong legacy," Bernardini said. "I’m humbled and look forward to bringing back a conference championship back to Daniel Webster."

DWC officials say they saw Bernardini as the perfect fit.

"His experience as a player, coach and teacher of the sport, as well as his understanding of our needs and wants for this program were a great match," Eagles athletic director Chris Gilmore said in a school-issued statement.

Bernardini signs on as DWC baseball coach

NASHUA – The Daniel Webster College baseball program finally has its new leader.

After assistant coaches ran the fall program in the wake of Nashua native Nate Goulet’s late summer resignation, the Eagles have settled on his replacement, former Long Island University-Brooklyn assistant Louie Bernardini.

At LIU-B, Bernardini served as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator. The Blackbirds won 16 games last year. Bernardini is no stranger to Nashua, having served a season as a pitching coach in the Futures Collegiate League for one of the Silver Knights’ rivals, the Brockton Rox. He’s also coached in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League and New York State Collegiate League.

Bernardini was a top pitcher at the very successful Wheaton College (Norton, Mass.), from where he graduated in 2009, and embarked on collegiate coaching career that before LIU-B included stops at Springfield (grad assistant), Brown University and Bates.

A native of Gray, Maine, Bernardini inherits an Eagles program that is in transition. They became a regional power with consecutive NCAA tourney appearances under former coach J.P. Pyne, and then were re-tooling under Goulet, who left to work in a baseball-related job in the private sector. Pyne actually gave the Eagles a high recommendation on Bernardini.

DWC went 8-19 last year and has missed the New England Collegiate Conference tourney the last two seasons.

"It’s an honor to have been provided the opportunity to lead a program with a strong legacy," Bernardini said. "I’m humbled and look forward to bringing back a conference championship back to Daniel Webster."

DWC officials say they saw Bernardini as the perfect fit.

"His experience as a player, coach and teacher of the sport, as well as his understanding of our needs and wants for this program were a great match," Eagles athletic director Chris Gilmore said in a school-issued statement.