Rob Mansfield, a 2010 Gordon graduate and alumnus of Gordon Baseball, is entering his second season as the head coach for the Scots after spending the previous three seasons as an assitant to the program. He was a double major in business administration and communication arts.
Mansfield was primarily an outfielder for the Scots while also spending some time at first and third base. He compiled a .363 on base percentage his last season and tied for third on the team in RBIs.
During his tenure as an assistant, Mansfield helped coach the Scots to a program-best 19 wins in the 2014 season, surpassing the previously tied mark of 16 wins met in 2013. In that same time, the Fighting Scots established 13 new individual and school records, placed eight players on the All-Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Team and one player on the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Team.
In addition to his contributions on the diamond at Gordon, Mansfield has worked for the past four years as an admissions counselor, athletics recruiter, and assistant admissions director for the College. His first year in the position he added 30 students to his territory, roughly a 100 percent increase from the year before.
2011 graduate of Eastern Nazarene College with a degree in Journalism. Rivera spent time split between the mound and the outfield during his time with ENC.
Was an assistant at ENC for two seasons and responsible for the fielders, two of which would receive all conference honors. Also responsible for the recruitment of future student athletes.
Spent the 2014 season as the pitching coach of Fitchburg State University. Fitchburg's pitching staff would post a 3.96 earned run average along with the breaking of multiple school records. Rivera was also responsible for scouting opposing offenses and recruiting potential student athletes.
Currently resides in Quincy, Mass.
Assistant Baseball Coach
TJ Murphy enters his second season with the Fighting Scots. Murphy previously coached at Suffolk University where he was primarily the hitting coach and outfield coach. During the 2014 season he led the Rams to a conference best .340 team batting average, as well as an ECAC championship, the first in school history.
Two summers ago, Murphy was the head coach of the Braves in the North Shore Baseball League, leading the team to a playoff berth their first season in the league.
Murphy played his college career at Saint Anselm College where he was a four-year starter in CF compiling a .336 average. He ranks in the top 10 for doubles, triples, hits and stolen bases in Saint Anselm school history.
Assistant Baseball Coach
Todd Alford begins his first season as an assistant coach for the Fighting Scots Baseball team during the 2015-16 academic year.
Alford is a well-traveled baseball mind after having been a collegiate player at South Alabama of the Sun Belt Conference. Following graduation, Alford became the head baseball coach and athletic director at Wallace Community College in Selma, Alabama. Alford won state and regional championships, while also winning awards as the Alabama and National Coach of the Year in the junior college ranks.
After temporarily leaving the baseball scene, Alford returned as an assistant coach at St. John Fisher College in New York and a owner/hitting instructor at a baseball training facility in East Rochester, N.Y.
He has also served time as an area scout in the Northeast for the Miami Marlins organization.