Men's Athletics at Pine Manor College

 

Have you been contacted by our men's basketball or men's soccer coaches? Are you interested in men's athletics at Pine Manor College? As of January 1, 2014, Pine Manor College is fully co-educational and is still accepting applications to enroll men into B.A. and B.S. programs for the Fall 2014 semester. 

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Men's Basketball

Head Coach Rich Fazzi | phone: 617-731-7164 | email: rfazzi@pmc.edu | RECRUIT ME! | APPLY TO PMC

Rich Fazzi has been named the inaugural Head Coach of Men’s Basketball at Pine Manor College (PMC). He comes to PMC after spending the last two years as the head coach at Dean College in Franklin, Mass. Fazzi led the Bulldogs to a 20-3 record during the 2013-14 campaign. He earned District Two Coach of the Year Honors as the Bulldogs captured the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 21 and District Two Championships and made the school’s first ever trip to the NJCAA National Tournament in Danville IL.

The Bulldogs opened last season with 13 straight victories, climbing as high as the top spot in the NJCAA Top 20 National Poll before finishing the year ranked eleventh. Dean was ranked in the top 20 every week of the season and finished first in the country in steals per game and eleventh in scoring. Fazzi’s 38-11 career record at Dean is the highest winning percentage of any basketball coach in the school’s history.

Prior to Dean, Fazzi spent two years as Head Coach Phil Rowe’s top assistant for the men’s basketball program at Endicott College. Fazzi played an integral part in helping Endicott to once again become one of the top programs in New England. During the 2011-12 season, Endicott won its first Commonwealth Coast Conference Tournament Championship in six years and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship.

Prior to Endicott, Fazzi spent five years as the associate head coach at Suffolk University following a one year stint as an assistant coach at nearby Newbury College.

A 2004 graduate of Becker College, Fazzi was a three year starter and two year captain for the Hawks. He left the Worcester campus as the 8th all-time leading scorer and also set the career field goal percentage record.

Men's Soccer 

Head Coach John Shimer | phone: 617-731-7054 | email: jshimer@pmc.edu | RECRUIT ME! | APPLY TO PMC

John Shimer joins Pine Manor as Head Women’s Soccer Coach and the inaugural Head Coach of the Men’s Soccer Program. Shimer spent 2013 season as the First Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at Endicott College. At Endicott, Shimer helped design and implemented practice plans for the Men’s Soccer program while also serving as the Goalkeepers Coach and recruiting coordinator where he helped land several top recruits from around the country for the Gulls.

In addition, Shimer is one of the U17 Boys Coaches for the Benfica USA Soccer Program in Peabody, MA while also serving as an assistant for the U13 Olympic Development Team for Massachusetts Youth Soccer.

Prior to Endicott, Shimer served as an assistant at his alma mater, Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU), during the 2012 season. Under the tutelage of Head Men’s Soccer Coach Jay Martin, the all-time winningest coach in college men’s soccer history, Shimer helped guide the Battling Bishops to Fred Myers Adidas Invitational tournament championship, North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) regular season championship, a second place finish in the NCAC championship tournament and a berth in the NCAA DIII Championship tournament. During the 2012 season, OWU finished second in goals scored and gave up the second fewest goals in the NCAC.

Prior to his experience at Ohio Wesleyan, Shimer coached the Seacoast United Soccer Club U14 Girls team in Epping, NH. During his time as head coach, the U14 Girls won the Nate Hardy Memorial Day Tournament championship, and captured third place finishes in both the New Hampshire State Cup tournament and the Seacoast Maine Summer Coastal Challenge.

An avid fan of the game, Shimer also served as WEEI.com’s primary analyst during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Prior to that, Shimer worked as Assistant Sports Editor at the Newburyport Daily News, covering professional soccer in New England as well as the Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics. 

Shimer holds as Advanced National Diploma and a Goalkeeping Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). He currently resides in Winchester, Mass.

4/26/14 - Softball
2014 GSAC Tournament
L, 8-0 (6 inn.) vs. Salem
Box Score | Recap

4/25/14 - Softball
2014 GSAC Tournament 
L, 9-8 vs. Wesleyan GA
Box Score | Recap

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