Aldins Introduced As Assistant Coach
Kristaps Aldins was introduced as an assistant coach at Harvard by Joe Walsh. Aldins enters his first season at Harvard after completing four seasons on the bench at nearby Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
At MIT, Aldins worked with the Engineers' pitchers, catchers, and outfielders. Aldins was also responsible for all facets of a nationwide recruiting process. During his stint at MIT, the team compiled an overall record of 82-63 with a program-record 25 wins in 2008. In 2006 the Engineers advanced to the NEWMAC Championship Game for the first time in program history and earned a bid to the ECAC Tournament.
During the summer of 2008, Aldins coached for the North Shore Navigators of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL). The NECBL, which currently has 22 of its alumni on Major League Baseball rosters, is home to some of the nation's top collegiate baseball talent. In addition to his coaching responsibilities, Aldins is an instructor at several top camps and clinics around the country including Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, Stanford, Headfirst, and TPX Top 96.
The 2005 Liberty League Baseball Player of the Year, Aldins was a member of the winningest class in Vassar College history. He currently holds seven offensive school seasonal records including batting average (.444), runs (40), RBI's (45), and doubles (18) as well as the Brewers' career record for doubles (33). While at Vassar, he was a four-year starter in the outfield and also served as a senior co-captain, cleanup hitter and starting pitcher. As a senior, he ranked 16th nationally in batting average, 21st in doubles, and 27th in toughest to strike out. For his efforts, Aldins was a nominee for NCAA All-America honors, earned ABCA/Rawlings New York State All-Region First Team status, and was also named an ECAC Upstate All-Star.
Aldins is a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA). He graduated from Vassar College in 2005 with a double major in History and Russian Studies and was named Liberty League Academic All-Conference three consecutive years. Aldins is working toward a Masters of sports leadership degree at Northeastern University.