CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Bill Decker, The Joseph J. O'Donnell '67 Head Coach for Harvard Baseball, has announced the addition of Brady Kirkpatrick to the coaching staff beginning with the 2018-19 season. Kirkpatrick will primarily work with the pitching staff and comes to Cambridge after a two-year stint at Monmouth University, with prior coaching and recruiting experience at the University of Rochester and the University of San Diego.
"I am excited to have Brady Kirkpatrick join the baseball program at Harvard and lead our pitching staff," said Decker. "He is an outstanding young coach with an incredible work ethic on and off the field and in the recruiting world. His professional approach will certainly bring value to our program and continue to foster meaningful relationships with our players."
"I want to thank head coach Bill Decker for this opportunity and look forward to working under his leadership and that of Harvard athletic director Bob Scalise," added Kirkpatrick. "I look forward to challenging myself and our pitching staff to reach the highest standards of excellence."
While at Monmouth, Kirkpatrick helped lead the Hawks to a MAAC regular season title in 2018 and coached Dan Klepchick to MAAC Rookie of the Year as well as a Collegiate Baseball News Freshman All-America recognition.
Prior to his coaching career, Kirkpatrick pitched collegiately for three seasons at the University of Maryland before completing his career at the University of San Diego while obtaining his master's degree. With the Terrapins, Kirkpatrick started 11 games as a junior and held opponents to a .256 batting average, third on the team, after pitching to a 3.04 ERA as a sophomore. In total, he tossed 169 innings as a Terp, striking out 122. He was part of the 2014 South Carolina Regional championship team as well as the first Super Regional Team in Maryland history. He spent the summer of 2012 pitching for the Brewster Whitecaps in the Cape Cod Summer League, throwing to a 3.51 ERA.
Kirkpatrick graduated from Maryland with a degree in criminology and criminal justice, and from San Diego with a master's degree in global business leadership. He is a 2010 graduate of Marist Catholic High School in Eugene, Oregon.