September 24, 2013

Marc Senia ’02 Accepts Assistant Coaching Position With Eastern Connecticut State University Baseball Program

Wheaton graduate played in 111 games for the Lyons

NORTON, Mass. – Former Wheaton College baseball student-athlete Marc Senia ' 02 (South Windsor, Conn./The Canterbury School) has accepted an assistant coaching position at Eastern Connecticut State University.

Senia joins a brand new staff which includes first-year head coach Matt LaBranche and fellow assistant coaches Scott Smith, Steve Cervizzi and Tim Mayo. LaBranche, who spent 14 seasons at the helm of the Western New England University baseball program, is Eastern Connecticut's first new head coach since 1969 and sixth in program history.

"I have had the opportunity to watch Marc over the years as both a player and an aspiring coach," said LaBranche in regards to hiring Senia."I have always been impressed with his energy and commitment to playing the game the right way. He will be a tremendous role model for our players."

Senia appeared in 111 games for the Lyons from 1999-2002 recording 22 stolen bases and a .921 fielding percentage (151 total chances) as an infielder. As a senior, Senia served as a captain of a Wheaton squad that posted a 37-9-1 record overall. The Lyons captured the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) regular season and tournament championship in 2002 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Regional final.

In his four years in a Wheaton uniform, Senia helped the Blue and White to a 124-46-1 record (.782 winning percentage), four NEWMAC regular season and tournament championships, three NCAA Tournament appearances and one Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Tournament appearance.

Senia previously served as head coach and manager for the South Windsor American Legion program since 2003 and also is an assistant baseball and basketball coach at Watkinson School in Hartford, Conn. In addition to those coaching duties, Senia is an instructor at the Dream Bat Baseball Club in Somers, Conn.

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Some portions of this press release courtesy of the Eastern Connecticut State University Sports Information Department

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