Shawn Manfredo will be entering his seventh year as a member of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth coaching staff. He has occupied various coaching roles including first and third base coach, catchers coach, and recruiting coordinator. In 2013, Manfredo was named pitching coach, and at the end of the 2014 season was tabbed Associate Head Baseball Coach.
In his five years as pitching coach, the Corsairs have had their team earned run average (ERA) fall by nearly three runs per game. In 2015, the Corsairs logged a 3.87 ERA, the lowest in school history, while holding opponents to a .267 batting average. In 2016, the staff led the Little East Conference in ERA for the first time in the program’s existence.
Manfredo has helped recruit and develop 16 players who have made the LEC All-Conference list, and 22 LEC All-Academic team student-athletes. In the summertime, he coaches in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) with the Hyannis Harbor Hawks.
He studied at Colby-Sawyer College and Plymouth State University, and was a member on both baseball teams. He co-founded Showcase League Baseball following his graduation with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Although it started in New Hampshire, it has since grown to New England, with 13 players being drafted by Major League Baseball.