Lesley University would like to announce that Seth Kaplan is coming to Cambridge to lead the Lynx baseball program. “I want to thank our Athletic Director Stephanie Smyrl, and the entire search committee. They have put their faith in me and I hope to reward that with bringing championships back to Cambridge. I also want to thank President Steinmeyer. Walking around campus, her vision was very clear to me and is one that our student athletes will have a hand in helping to achieve.”
Spending the past three season at UMass Dartmouth, where he was an assistant coach for the Corsairs, has helped to prepare Kaplan to take on the challenge of returning the Lynx to the top of the NECC. Kaplan was the defense instructor, bench coach, and worked with the hitters during his time for the Corsairs. During that time, Kaplan helped the Corsairs place seven players on either the first or second team in the little conference awards. In addition, the Corsairs made it to two LEC Championship games during his time in Dartmouth.
Before UMD, Kaplan was the head baseball coach at Dean College. Kaplan is the second winningest coach in school history and lead the Bulldogs to their first Regional championship in 50 years in 2016, their last competing at in the NJCAA.
Kaplan spent the two seasons prior to Dean coaching at the Youth level in Fairfield CT. Coaching for the Team CT Blue Jays organization, Kaplan coached multiple teams from ages 9-13 and help to develop practice and methods that sent over 30 players to play college baseball during that time.
Starting his coaching career at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, Kaplan was the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator for the Pioneers. Kaplan spent 8 season helping to build the Pioneers into a successful program in the North East Conference earning a trip to the NCAA Regionals in 2006 along with a NEC tournament championship. Helping his players to achieve success in the classroom and on the field, Kaplan was able to help make Sacred Heart into a championship level baseball program.
Kaplan attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and played for 4 years under the guidance of the best coaches in New England, Mike Stone. Kaplan captained the Minutemen as a senior and is part of the second winningest class in the history of the baseball program. During his time in Amherst, Kaplan played seven positions on field early in his career before settling at SS.
“The best part of coming to Lesley University is being able to help our current and future players is going to be to help them reach their potential on and off the field. My family and I are thrilled to be able to mentor and guide our players in the future.” Kaplan is married to Dawn and they have Haly and Ryne who will be a fixture at games.