Bill Decker was introduced as the Joseph J. O'Donnell '67 Head Coach for Harvard Baseball on September 26, 2012.
Decker, the 2008 ABCA National Coach of the Year, completed his 22nd season as head coach of the Trinity College (Conn.) baseball team in the spring of 2012. Trinity's all-time winningest coach, he owns a 529-231 (.696) record while winning five conference championships and advancing to nine NCAA Tournament appearances and winning one national championship.
In 2008, Decker led Trinity to a 45-1 mark en route to the school's first-ever NCAA Division III National title. After finishing the regular season undefeated, the Bantams ran their record streak to 44 games, which is the longest winning-streak in Division III history. The .978 winning percentage set a new NCAA record in any division in any sport.
On top of being selected as the 2008 ABCA National Coach of the Year, Decker was also selected as the New England Coach of the Year in 1999, 2004, 2008 and 2009 as well as the New England Small College Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2000, 2003, 2008 and 2009.
Jeff Calcaterra was named as Harvard's top assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator November 1, 2012.
He most recently served as head coach at the University of Hartford from 2005 to 2011, winning 82 games. Prior to Hartford, Calcaterra spent 11 seasons as the full-time assistant coach at Indiana University.
At Hartford, he recruited nine players that would find their ways into the program's record books including Andy Drexel who played a record 208 games and had 59 doubles and 12 triples with the Hawks.
Most notable among his recruiting capabilities, Calcaterra produced six America East All-Rookie team selections in his seven years.
Mike Zandler joined the Harvard baseball coaching staff in July 2013 as an assistant coach. Zandler previously served as the head coach at the University of Illinois Springfield, an NCAA Division II institution, for two seasons after assisting at Davidson for five years.
Zandler took over at UIS in December 2011, two months prior to the team's second season in existence. Over the next 1 1/2 years, Zandler helped improve the team's ERA by more than two runs per game and led the Prairie Stars to a school record in conference wins. In addition to on-field improvement, Zandler's squads were honored with 18 academic all-conference awards and recorded the highest two semester grade-point averages in program history. The team had 46 players named to the UIS honor roll in his three semesters of coaching and amassed more than 1,000 hours of community service in 2012-13.
Prior to UIS, Zandler worked primarily with the pitching staff and served as the recruiting coordinator at Davidson. His staff produced an impressive run of improvement over his tenure, as the Wildcats lowered their team ERA and opponent's batting average in each of Zandler's five seasons. His recruiting efforts also yielded two Louisville Slugger D-I Freshman All-Americans and three players were named to the All-Southern Conference Freshman Team during his time at Davidson.
Morgan Brown '06, one of the Ivy League's top shortstops during his tenure with the Crimson, returned to the team in the fall of 2010 as an assistant coach.
As a player at Harvard, Brown was the 147th Captain of Harvard Baseball (2005-06). He received All-Ivy League recognition as a shortstop twice and won Ivy League and Beanpot titles in 2005, along with Rolfe Division titles in 2003, 2005, and 2006. Additionally, he was named the Harvard Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year in 2006 and to the All-Ivy Academic Team and ESPN the Magazine All-Region teams. He was awarded the Francis Burr '09 Scholarship as a senior, the oldest continually awarded prize in Harvard Athletics. Brown was also a national finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship.
Following his collegiate career, Brown signed with the Can-Am League's North Shore Spirit, putting in 20 games with that team in 2006. In 2008, he returned to professional baseball and played overseas in Belgium and spent the 2008-09 winter season playing in Australia.
He returned to the Can-Am League in 2009, playing for Quebec and Brockton and then completed his professional career with Quebec in 2010.