Before the beginning of the season, the Fairfield University baseball team was picked eighth in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Preseason Poll. Behind the leadership of Head Coach Bill Currier, the Stags exceeded expectations and won their first-ever MAAC tournament title in program history. Head Coach Bill Currier was honored as the Lids Team Sports MAAC Coach of the Year.

Currier’s Coach of the Year award is his second MAAC yearly award and the fifth of his career. Currier’s last award came in 2012 when he was awarded the league’s Coach of the Year award in his first season as the coach of the Stags, as he led his team finished third in the MAAC that year the highest finish in the MAAC in a decade. The pitching staff during this season enjoyed great success as they set single-season records in strikeouts with 315 and five shutouts.

Before his arrival to Fairfield, Currier served as the head coach at the University of Vermont for a total of 22 seasons. At Vermont, Currier earned the most coaching victories in program history, as he was a part of 486 wins. In his time at Vermont, Currier led the team to two conference regular season championships and earned three America East Coach of the Year award three times winning in consecutive years back in 2002 and 2003 and once more in 2006.

In addition to his five total conference Coach of the Year awards, Currier was presented with yet another honor with the 2009 Ralph Lapointe Award for his service to Vermont athletics and was the recipient of the 2002 Jack Butterfield Award by the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association. Back in 2005, Currier was inducted into the Vermont Principals Association Hall of Fame.

This season Currier led his team to the top of the MAAC standings as the Stags finished with an overall record of 32-26, 17-7 in conference play. Fairfield finished the season winning its first regular season title since 1983 and giving them the top seed in the MAAC Tournament which they eventually won defeating Manhattan, Canisius and Siena along the way to win its first MAAC Tournament title.

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