Mike Chambers enters his third season as an Assistant Coach with the Franklin Pierce University baseball program in 2013. He assists with all duties pertaining to the operation of the five-time regional champion program, while his gameday duties include his role as first-base coach.
Chambers makes his first stop on the collegiate coaching circuit with the Ravens after laying claim to two NCAA Regional titles (2003, 2006) as a player under Head Coach Jayson King. Chambers has two years of amateur coaching experience, mostly with the Northeast Hurricanes' U14 and U15 AAU squads. He led the U14 team to a division title and a silver medal at the NEAAU Championship.
Chambers, who played in Rindge from 2003 through 2006, put together one of the most prolific offensive careers in school history. Six years after gruduating, he is still the program's all-time leader in doubles (70). Chambers also ranks among the top 10 players in school history in games played (199), hits (238), runs scored (152), home runs (23) and runs batted in (139).
His 2006 senior season set a program record that still stands, with 26 doubles. Chambers also scored 61 runs in his senior campaign, which currently ranks third in school history.
After the conclusion of his collegiate career, Chambers was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 32nd round (973 overall) of the 2006 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. At the time, he was the 10th draft pick in program history and a part of a school-best five-pick draft. Chambers played two years of affiliated ball (Baseball-Reference), peaking with the Greenville Drive, the Class A South Atlantic League affiliate of the Red Sox, in 2007. Over 306 professional plate appearances, he hit .214/.299/.282.
Cody Kauffman enters his first season as an Assistant Coach with the Franklin Pierce University baseball program in 2013. He assists with all duties pertaining to the operation of the five-time regional champions.
Kauffman makes his first stop on the collegiate coaching circuit with the Ravens after starting at second base for the team's most recent NCAA East Regional title (2010) as a player under Head Coach Jayson King. Between completing his collegiate career and joining the Franklin Pierce coaching staff, he spent time in a support-staff role in the Chicago Cubs' minor league system.
Though Kauffman only spent 2009 and 2010 with the Ravens (player bio) after transferring from Massachusetts Amherst, he logged 111 starts in crimson and grey, primarily at second base and left his mark on the program. As a senior in 2010, he hit .311/.387/.436 over 225 at-bats and finished second in the Northeast-10 with 154 assists on his way to a selection to the Rawlings East Region Gold Glove Team. He also finished fourth in the Conference in doubles (17), sixth in hits (70) and seventh in total bases (98). In six games at the NCAA Championship East Regional, he hit 10-for-25 with a pair of doubles to earn selection to the East Regional All-Tournament team. He set a school record by being hit with 17 pitches in a season.
Originally from Blue Bell, Pa., Kauffman received his degree from Franklin Pierce in sports and recreation management in 2012. In July 2012, he was married to former Ravens soccer All-American, Amanda Panaro '12.
Inducted into the Franklin Pierce Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012, Matt Weagle returned to Rindge to begin his stint as an Assistant Coach with the Franklin Pierce University baseball team during the 2012 postseason. He enters his first full season with the Ravens in 2013. Weagle assists with all operations of the five-time regional champion; his gameday duties consist primarily of mentoring the team's pitchers.
Weagle brings seven years of collegiate coaching experience back to Rindge with him. Most recently, he spent the 2012 campaign as the pitching coach at Becker. While with the Hawks, he mentored an All-NECC Second Team selection in 2012.
Prior to Becker, Weagle spent five seasons as the pitching coach at Worcester Polytechnic Institute from 2006-2010, including assisting with the team's first ever NCAA Championship appearance in 2009. While he was on staff, WPI captured the 2007 and 2009 ECAC Championships, the school's first postseason titles in the 100-plus-year history of the school's baseball program. While with the Engineers, Weagle worked with Conor Fahey, who was described as the most-decorated player in program history after earning All-America accolades and New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference honors in 2009. He was a four-time All-NEWMAC selection and, in all, Weagle produced five All-NEWMAC pitchers at WPI.
Weagle began his college coaching career as the pitching coach at Holy Cross in 2004.
As an undergraduate, Weagle played three seasons in Rindge (2001-03) under Head Coach Jayson King and became the program's first All-America selection in 2003 after leading the pitching staff on the program's first NCAA Regional champion team. In addition to the All-America selection, his 2003 campaign also made him the first Raven to earn Regional Pitcher of the Year honors, while he also earned All-Region, Northeast-10 Pitcher of the Year and All-Northeast-10 accolades.
His 17 career complete games is still tied for the school record, while he ranks in the top five in program annals in innings pitched (254.1) and strikeouts (257). He held the school strikeouts record upon his departure from Rindge, and the mark stood for seven years before he was bettered by Mike Adams.
After his junior season, Weagle became third draft pick in program history, as he was chosen by the St. Louis Cardinals in the sixth round (185 overall) of the 2003 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. He remains the third highest draft pick in school history. He pitched 44 innings over two seasons with the Cardinals Rookie Level affiliate, the Johnson City Cardinals of the Appalachian League, and then logged four seasons with the Worcester Tornadoes of the independent Can-Am League before hanging up the spikes.
Originally from Charlton, Mass., Weagle received his degree from Franklin Pierce in 2004.