Sources confirmed that Boston College baseball is set to name LIU Brooklyn head coach Alex Trezza as their associate head coach and pitching coach. It was first reported by Aaron Fitt of D1Baseball.com.
Trezza is currently the head coach of the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds of the Northeast Conference, having coached the team for the past two seasons. Prior to that, he was an assistant coach at both Sacred Heart and the University of New Haven.
He is best known for his time as a player with the Stony Brook Seawolves. A Brooklyn native, he spent three seasons as the team’s catcher, earning Freshman of the Year and New York State Baseball Conference Player of the Year in 1999. In 2001, he was SBU’s first ever All-American, belting 23 homers to set a program single season record.
He currently holds that along with a couple of other records for Stony Brook, including career homers (55) and RBIs (176). In his first draft eligible year, he found himself selected in the 18th round by the Detroit Tigers.
Trezza later spent time playing in the Colorado Rockies organization before playing independent major league ball.
Following his retirement, he became an assistant coach at Anna Maria College in 2010, moving to Adelphi in 2011 where the team advanced to the NCAA Division II East Regional.
In 2012, he joined the staff of the University of New Haven, where he spent two years. In his second season in ‘13, the Chargers won 34 games and captured the Northeast-10 Conference Championship.
Following the ‘13 season, he moved up the street to Bridgeport to Sacred Heart University, where he was the top assistant for the 2014 season. After a third place finish in the NEC during the season, the Pioneers advanced to the conference championship game despite losing the opening game of the conference tournament.
Trezza is considered a rising star among baseball coaches, especially in regards to his acumen to the pitching game. As a former catcher, he brings the distinct mentality of how to work with the entire battery, which will be undergoing changes in 2017 with the departures of two starting pitchers and the everyday starting catcher. As the associate head coach at Boston College, he will fill the position left by Jim Foster, who departed to take the head coaching position at Army West Point.