Nick Puccio begins his second season as an assistant baseball coach at Wheaton College in 2013.
Puccio joined the Wheaton staff after spending the 2011 season as an assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator at Southeastern Iowa Community College. In 2011, Puccio helped the team win a school-record 44 games and climb as high as no. 14 in the national rankings. Nine of his players earned Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) All-ICCAC honors – including the conference’s MVP, Yhoxian Medina.
This summer, Puccio will serve as the hitting coach for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks of the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL). Prior to joining the Hyannis coaching staff, Puccio was the associate head coach for the New Bedford Bay Sox of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) for two seasons (2010, 2011). Puccio has also served as a coach for the Rockville Express (assistant coach, 2009), Dean College (top asst. coach/recruiting coordinator) and Fitchburg State (asst. coach/camp coordinator). Prior to his coaching duties, Puccio spent two years as a member of the Bulldogs baseball team (2006-07) and one with the Falcons (2008).
Puccio received his associate of arts in education from Dean College in 2007 and his bachelor of science in interdisciplinary studies from Fitchburg State in 2010. He is currently working towards a Master’s degree in sports management at American Public University.