Boston College head coach Mike Gambino has added Kevin Vance to his staff as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator. Vance arrives at BC after a five-year stint as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Rhode Island.
Vance, a former All-American and professional pitcher, entered the coaching ranks on Raphael Cerrato's staff as a volunteer assistant for the 2017 season. After his first season with the Rams, he was promoted to a full-time role as the pitching coach and led URI's recruiting efforts.
"Kevin has shown that he can get the most out of anyone's talent, both from what he was able to do as a player and his track record of developing pitchers," said BC head coach Mike Gambino. "He's an extremely hard worker, tireless recruiter and great young baseball mind. He has the knowledge and skills to use tech and analytics to help pitchers get better and attack hitters, but can also couple that with traditional baseball knowledge to make sure our pitchers are adept at the science of pitching as well as the art of pitching. On top of that he has shown he is a man of high character and integrity and will be a great influence on the guys on and off the field."
In five seasons, Vance's URI pitching staff was in the top-four in team ERA each season, including a league-best 3.65 in 2017, which ranked 31st in the nation. Most recently, Vance oversaw the development of 2021 All-Atlantic 10 selection Mike Webb as the Rams went 28-26-1 with a 14-6 mark in conference play this past season.