One Season (33-15 through 2017)
After six seasons as an assistant coach, Mike Chambers enters his second season as Head Coach of the Franklin Pierce University baseball program in 2018 (hiring release). The fifth head coach in the Division II era of the program, through one season as the head coach in Rindge, Chambers has posted a 33-15 record (.688 winning percentage) over 48 games.
Chambers makes his first head coaching stop on the collegiate coaching circuit with the Ravens after laying claim to two NCAA Regional titles (2003, 2006) as a player and two more as an assistant coach (2013, 2016) under former Head Coach Jayson King. Chambers also 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.
In his first season as the head coach of the Ravens, he guided the team to a 33-15 record, which included a 20-7 mark in Northeast-10 Conference play and a 16-5 record within the Northeast Division. It was good enough for a second place finish in the division, which the Ravens parlayed into a run to the final round of the NE10 Championship. John Amendola, Cody McPartland and Stephen Octave all earned All-East Region honors at the conclusion of the season.
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 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.
Career Record (33-15 (.688))
Franklin Pierce: 33-15 (.688) overall, 20-7 (.741) Northeast-10, 16-5 (.762) Northeast Division
2017: 33-15, 20-7 NE10, 16-5 NE Div.