After six seasons as an assistant coach, Mike Chambers enters his first season as Head Coach of the Franklin Pierce University baseball program in 2017 (hiring release).
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.
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.