New England Baseball Journal has confirmed that former Eastern Connecticut State coach Brian Hamm has accepted the position to become the next head coach at Yale University.
Hamm, who led ECSU to a Division 3 national championship earlier this month, notified his ECSU players by Zoom yesterday morning. He met with the Yale staff and players by Zoom last evening. Yale has yet to officially announce the hire, but that is expected to happen in the coming hours or days.
Hamm led ECSU to a D3 national championship in his fourth season at the school. The Warriors posted a 49-3 record that included a program-record 23-game winning streak. Hamm was just the fifth coach in New England’s college baseball history to guide a national championship team, joining Eastern legend Bill Holowaty, who was at the controls for all of the program’s titles in 1982, 1990, 1998 and 2002.
Former Yale coach John Stuper retired after 30 seasons as head coach following the 2022 season. Over his career, Stuper led the Bulldogs to four Ivy League championships and a pair of NCAA Regional appearances.