> UCONN Release
AMHERST, Mass. - Jordan Tabakman is heading to the DI coaching ranks to rejoin his alma mater as the Director of Player Development at the University of Connecticut. Coach Tabakman leaves Amherst after two successful years as the Mammoth's pitching coach in which he helped lead Amherst to a 44-29 record and two NESCAC Tournament appearances.
A 2015 graduate from the University of Connecticut, Tabakman was a four-year letter winner and a member of the 2013 BIG EAST Championship team. During Tabakman's tenure at UConn, the right-handed pitcher and 2015 team captain etched his name in the record books with 16 wins (T-11th), 269.1 innings pitched (T-3rd) and 41 starts (5th). Following his career at UConn, Tabakman quickly turned the page from player to coach beginning with the prestigious Cape Cod League, serving as the pitching coach for the Bourne Braves where he has coached the past three summers.
Coach Tabakman joins a lineage of assistant coaches who, under Coach Hamm, have gone on to advancing their baseball careers in the college and professional ranks. The pitching coaches have especially had a lot of success: Shaun McNamara who is now a professional scout in the NY Mets organization, followed by Bryan Adamski who is the head coach at NESCAC rival Trinity College, and Bob Cook'15 who is now the Quantitative Analyst for the Pittsburgh Pirates MLB coaching staff.
"It is an honor for Jordan to be asked to return to the coaching staff of his alma mater." Coach Hamm said of Jordan Tabakman's departure.
"The UConn baseball program has a long tradition of great coaches. I have tremendous respect for Coach Penders and his staff and know that Jordan is going to a program that emphasizes teaching, instruction, and mentorship in the same way that the Amherst program does. Jordan has the ability to be a very successful DI head coach someday because of his knowledge and passion for the game, his ability to teach it, and the strong relationships he builds with his players; moving on to coach at UConn is the next step in getting to that goal," continued Hamm. "Jordan is a good friend for who I have a lot of admiration because of his class and character. We will miss him a lot, but it is only a short drive down to Storrs where it will be fun to watch him coach at his alma mater."