Baseball: Glavine hired as asst coach

Baseball: Glavine hired as asst coach

Baseball head coach Neil McPhee announced an addition to his coaching staff for the 2007 season Dec. 19. Mike Glavine, who graduated from Northeastern in 1996, was named the Huskies’ assistant coach.

He was inducted into the Northeastern Hall of Fame Nov. 16 for excellence in baseball and brings 10 years of professional experience to the team.

A Billerica native, Glavine will work primarily with infielders and hitters.

In his career, the first baseman hit 28 home runs and knocked in 110 RBI, which placed him third and ninth, respectively, in the school’s all-time record books. The left-handed slugger also accumulated 120 career walks, good for second all-time at Northeastern, as well as a .552 slugging percentage.

Glavine made his major league debut in 2003 when he was called up by the New York Mets for the final month of the season. There he played with his older brother and future Hall-of-Famer Tom Glavine. He got his first major league hit in his last game with the Mets, Sept. 28, 2003 against the Florida Marlins. He became the third Husky to play in the major leagues, joining catcher George Yankowski and first baseman Carlos Pena.

Since retiring from baseball in 2004, he has worked as co-owner of Future Stars, a facility in Dracut that offers baseball and softball instruction and exclusive strength and conditioning programs for young players.

He previously coached Amateur Athletic Union teams in addition to teaching private lessons and group camps.

Glavine joins assistant coaches Greg DiCenzo and Pat Mason.

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