|Title||Head coach (baseball)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
25–18 (NCAA D-III)
|Accomplishments and honors|
1 NCAA Division III (2008)
4 NCAA Regional (2003, 2005, 2008–2009)
5 NESCAC East (2003, 2005, 2008–2009, 2012)
4 NESCAC Tournament (2003, 2008–2009, 2012)
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.
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.
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.
Head coaching record
This table shows Decker's record as a collegiate head baseball coach.
|Macalester Scots (Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1990)|
|Trinity Bantams (Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference) (1991–1994)|
|Trinity Bantams (NCAA Division III independent) (1995–1999)|
|Trinity Bantams (New England Small College Athletic Conference) (2000–2012)|
|2001||Trinity||25–10||9–3||2nd (East)||NESCAC Tournament|
|2002||Trinity||26–10||8–4||2nd (East)||NESCAC Tournament|
|2003||Trinity||27–12||9–3||T–1st (East)||College World Series|
|2004||Trinity||27–9||10–2||1st (East)||NESCAC Tournament|
|2005||Trinity||35–9||10–2||T–1st (East)||College World Series|
|2007||Trinity||30–8||8–4||3rd (East)||NCAA Regional|
|2008||Trinity||45–1||12–0||1st (East)||National Champions|
|2009||Trinity||33–7||12–0||1st (East)||College World Series|
|2012||Trinity||34–11||10–2||1st (East)||NCAA Regional|
|Harvard Crimson (Ivy League) (2013–present)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
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