There are always plenty of changes nationally as College programs are hiring and firing staff members in the June and July months. Two of New York’s own have gotten the opportunity to lead their own programs. Jayson King was named the HC at Dayton, and Joe Pennucci was named the HC at Eastern Tennessee State.
King spent last season as the Associate HC and Recruiting Coordinator at Army. Before Army King was the HC at DII Franklin Pierce (N.H.) where he ran the table year in and year out. King spent 18 years at the helm at Franklin Piece, where he won 9 NE-10 Conference Championships. King led the Ravens to 7 NCAA Regional appearances, 5 Northeast-10 Conference titles and his club advanced to 7 NCAA Division II College World Series. King’ overall record at Franklin Pierce was 650-291-3. Coach King is highly respected by his peers and does an excellent job recruiting and developing his players. 28 of King’ players have been selected in the MLB Draft.
Longtime Stony Brook Assistant Joe Pennucci was named the HC at Eastern Tennessee State University. Pennucci spent 12 years at Stony Brook which was highlighted by a trip to the 2012 NCAA College World Series, 4 trips to the NCAA Regional, and 4 American East Tournament Titles. Stony Brook had a school record 52 wins in 2012. During is time at Stony Brook, Pennucci saw the program go to new heights. Record number of players drafted in the 2012 MLB Draft with 7 and 32 of his players were selected in the MLB Draft or signed as free agents. Pennucci does a great job recruiting and developed great talent at Stony Brook. Before Stony Brook, Pennucci spent 2 years as the Associate HC/Recruiting Coordinator at DII Dominican College. We wish both coaches all the success in the world at their new programs.