Bill Decker

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Bill Decker
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Harvard
Conference Ivy League
Playing career




1980–1984
Baseball
Ithaca

Football
Ithaca
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1989
1990
1991–2012
2013–Present
Wesleyan (Asst.)
Macalester
Trinity
Harvard
Head coaching record
Overall 10–30

Bill Decker in an American college baseball coach, currently serving as head coach of the Harvard Crimson baseball program. He was named to that position prior to the 2013 season.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Playing career[edit]

Decker played baseball and football for Ithaca. His baseball career ended prematurely due to injury, but Decker served as captain of the football team in his senior season. Decker was a defensive end for the Bombers football team.[1][2]

Coaching career[edit]

Decker's coaching career began with a single season each at Deerfield Academy and Phillips Exeter Academy in assistant coaching roles. He then moved to the college level at Wesleyan for a single season before earning his first head coaching position at Minnesota's Macalester. After one season and an 8–26 record, he moved to Trinity in Hartford, Connecticut. In his second season, the Bantams reached the ECAC semifinals. In 1998, Trinity made its first of nine appearances in the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship. The Bantams reached the College World Series in 2003, 2005, and 2008, winning the national championship in 2008. In his tenure, the Bantams recorded 529 wins and 231 losses, for a winning percentage of .696, including a 45–1 record in 2008. Decker earned many coach of the year awards, including the American Baseball Coaches Association National Coach of the Year in 2008. After the 2012 season and another NCAA Tournament appearance, Decker was hired to replace the deceased Joe Walsh at Harvard.[1][2][8]

Head coaching record[edit]

This table shows Decker's record as a head coach at the Division I level.

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Harvard (Ivy League) (2013–present)
2013 Harvard 10–30 7–13 3rd (Rolfe)
Harvard: 10–30 7–13
Total: 10–30

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Bill Decker". Harvard Crimson. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Bill Decker". Trinity College. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ Mike Anthony (September 26, 2012). "Trinity Baseball Coach Bill Decker To Leave For Harvard". Hartford Courant. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ Craig Larson (September 27, 2012). "Harvard picks Bill Decker as new baseball coach". Boston Globe. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bill Decker named new head baseball coach at Harvard". New England Baseball News. September 25, 2012. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ Nancy Kercheval (September 27, 2012). "Bill Decker Leaves Trinity to Become Baseball Coach at Harvard". Bloomberg. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Bill Decker is new Harvard coach". ESPN. September 26, 2012. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  8. ^ Alan Schwarz (April 22, 2008). "In Sport Filled With Flaws, a Chase for Perfection". New York Times. Retrieved October 11, 2013.