Rob Mansfield, a 2010 Gordon graduate and a former baseball player at Gordon, is entering his fourth season as the head coach for the Scots after spending the previous three seasons as an assistant to the program. His first two years were capped with a trip to the Commonwealth Coast Conference playoffs.
The 2016 campaign will go down as the most successful season in school history. While tying the school record for wins with 19, the Scots also set the school record for batting average, hits, doubles, fielding percentage and individual career pitching victories, innings pitched and individual season triples. Gordon also placed three players on the All-CCC team and six on the All-CCC Academic team. The Fighting Scots also captured a program-record nine victories in a row, beginning in Florida before carrying over to the first three weeks of non-conference action back in Massachusetts.
In his first season at the helm, Mansfield led Gordon to their best record in conference play ever (9-6-1). The 2015 team improved upon their statistics in almost every major offensive category, increasing their batting average by 20 points; slugging percentage by 66 points; home runs by 12 and decreasing their strikeouts by 37. They placed the most players on the CCC All-Conference team in school history (six) and was awarded the Senior Scholar Athlete (Wes Arning). The Scots also placed seven players on the All-CC Academic team.
Assistant Baseball Coach
Todd Alford enters his second season as an assistant coach for the Fighting Scots Baseball team.
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.