|Previous College:||Springfield College '03|
Prior to joining head coach Matt LaBranche at Eastern in 2014, Tim Mayo served as pitching coach at Western New England under LaBranche as the Golden Bears qualified the NCAA Division III tournament every season, winning the regional title in 2011, placing second in 2012 and third in 2013.
In Mayo's first season at Eastern, the pitching staff finished first in the Little East Conference in ERA, strikeouts, strikeout-to-walk ratio, WHIP and shutouts, ranking 14th nationally with a 2.79 ERA which was 1.24 lower than the previous season and the best overall in 11 years. In addition to ERA, the staff ranked among the national Top 20 in shutouts and WHIP. Individually, Eastern pitchers were ranked 3-4-5 in the conference in ERA.
WNE compiled a 148-49 record during Mayo's tenure, winning the Commonwealth Coast Conference regular-season and tournament titles seven times. The pitching staff’s walks per game average ranked second nationally in 2011 and its earned run average rated No. 20 nationally in 2012.
For four years, the Enfield native and resident was also on the staff of the Holyoke Giants of the NECBL and spent one season as pitching coach at Elms College prior to being appointed at WNEU. A left-handed pitcher, Mayo was a four-year member of the Springfield College baseball program. Mayo played high school baseball at Fermi High School under Eastern baseball graduate and left-handed pitcher Bob Cressotti ’79 and spent ten years as head instructor at the Cressotti Baseball School in Enfield.
Says LaBranche of Mayo, “It was very much a priority for Tim to make this move with me. He has a proven track record of developing a pitching staff that will throw strikes and compete at a high level every day. The pitchers will benefit from his presence."