Coaches

New England Ravens Coaches and Staff

Cody Kauffman, Owner

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Kauffmanco@franklinpierce.edu

Cody Kauffman is in his fifth season in two stints as an Assistant Coach with the Franklin Pierce University baseball program. He assists with all duties pertaining to the operation of the seven-time regional champions.

Though Kauffman only spent 2009 and 2010 with the Ravens (player bio) after transferring from Massachusetts Amherst, he logged 111 starts in crimson and grey, primarily at second base and left his mark on the program. As a senior in 2010, he hit .311/.387/.436 over 225 at-bats and finished second in the Northeast-10 with 154 assists on his way to a selection to the Rawlings East Region Gold Glove Team. He also finished fourth in the Conference in doubles (17), sixth in hits (70) and seventh in total bases (98). In six games at the NCAA Championship East Regional, he hit 10-for-25 with a pair of doubles to earn selection to the East Regional All-Tournament team. He set a school record by being hit with 17 pitches in a season.

In 2012-2013, Kauffman was in Baseball Operations with the Chicago Cubs as a Minor League Video Coordinator/Advanced Scout.  With the Chicago Cubs he worked with 7 Major League players, including NL Rookie of the year and NL MVP Kris Bryant.

With USA Baseball in 2014, he served as the Coordinator for the Collegiate National Team, where he was in charge of scouting and part of the selection process of the 2014 team which had the #1 and #2 overall picks, as well as part of the selection committee for the Golden Spikes Award. In 2015 he was the  Director, 12U National Team that won the World Championships in 2015.

12U Coach/NE Ravens Program Director

Aric LeClair, Coach

Phone: 603-852-0104 Email: leclair1@hotmail.com
IMG_3918-2Aric has spent most of his time between the lines playing professional baseball as a left-handed relief pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Kansas City Royal minor league teams from 2000 until he hung up is ball glove in 2008.

A local resident, Aric grew up in Troy, NH, and is a high school graduate of Monadnock Regional High School. Pursuing his baseball talents, he found himself at Crowder Junior College in Neosho, Missouri. After playing two years for the Rough Riders, the Philadelphia Phillies drafted him in the 25th round. LeClair chose to stay in school and committed to Indiana State College instead. As a senior he was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 19th round. After playing 8 years of professional baseball, instructing several individual lessons and baseball camps, Coach LeClair has learned a lot from top Major and Minor League coaches. He looks forward to sharing this knowledge with his athletes. After retirement from semi-professional baseball, LeClair received his college degree from Franklin Pierce University.

 11U Coach/NE Ravens Program Director

Dave Gendron

Dave has been coaching as part of the NE Ravens for four years, including 11U, 12U, and 13U teams. He will coach the 11U NE Ravens team this year, as well as help with all things operations for the Organization.

Dave earned a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science from Abilene Christian University in Texas, where he also was a member of their Div 2 NCAA golf team.  He played competitive baseball in Leominster, MA for Senior Babe Ruth, followed by a year of college ball.

Dave lives in Fitchburg with his wife and two sons, both who have both enjoyed participating in NE Ravens baseball program.

10U Coach

Kyle Hood

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Kyle will serve as the 10U Coach after finishing up a great four year career with the Franklin Pierce University Baseball Program.

Through the end of his junior season, ranked 17th all-time in program history in stolen bases (37).

Among program single-season records, through the end of his junior season, was tied for 19th in hit-by-pitch (10, 2015).

As a Junior in 2016: Played in 39 games for the Ravens, including 29 starts at second base…NCAA East Regional All-Championship Team selection…Finished 15th in the Northeast-10 Conference in walks (23)…Hit .306/.473/.398 over 98 at-bats (30-for-98) with six doubles and one home run…Scored 25 runs, drove in 18 and tallied 39 total bases…Drew 23 walks and was hit by nine pitches, against 11 strikeouts…Hit one sacrifice fly, laid down three sacrifice bunts and went 11-for-14 in stolen bases…Went 0-for-5, but drew a walk, scored twice, drove in a run and stole two bases in the front end of a doubleheader against Bentley on 4/16…Hit 1-for-3 with two walks, scored twice, drove in two runs and stole a base in the second game of a doubleheader at Assumption on 4/23…Hit 5-for-18 (.278) over a five-game hitting streak from 4/16 through 4/23…Went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk, scored once and drove in a run at Southern New Hampshire on 4/27…Hit 1-for-3 with two walks, scored twice and drove in two more runs in the second game of a doubleheader against Merrimack on 4/30…Went 2-for-4, scored twice and stole two bases in the front end of a doubleheader at Saint Michael’s on 5/4; in the second game, went 1-for-3 with two walks, scored twice, drove in two runs and stole a base…Hit 1-for-2 with two walks, scored three times and stole a base at Saint Michael’s on 5/5…Hit 11-for-26 (.423) over a nine-game hitting streak from 4/27 through 5/5…Hit 3-for-3 with a double, a two-run homer and a walk, scored twice and drove in three runs in the NCAA East Regional against Felician on 5/20…Went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk, scored one run and drove in four in the NCAA East Regional against St. Thomas Aquinas on 5/21…Went 2-for-4 and stole a base at the NCAA Championship National Finals against Nova Southeastern on 5/28.
2016 Statistics

As a Sophomore in 2015: Started all 52 games at second base for the Ravens…Fall Northeast-10 Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll selection…Finished tied for seventh in the Northeast-10 in hit by pitch (10), tied for 13th in stolen bases (17), tied for 16th in runs batted in (29) and ranked 20th in runs scored (32)…Finished third on the team in hit by pitch…Hit .263/.357/.339 over 171 at-bats (45-for-171) with six doubles, two triples and one home run, scored 32 runs and drove in 29…Drew 16 walks against 27 strikeouts, had two sacrifice flies, had one sacrifice bunt and went 17-for-21 in stolen bases (81.0%)…Went 2-for-3 and scored a run against Chestnut Hill on 2/21…Hit 2-for-4 with a double and scored a run against Mercy on 2/22…Went 1-for-2 with a walk, was hit by two pitches, stole three bases and scored twice against Dominican (N.Y.) on 3/15…Later on 3/15, hit 3-for-4, scored once, drove in two runs and stole a base against Dowling…Hit 2-for-3, score one run and drove in another against Dominican (N.Y.) on 3/17…Went 2-for-5, drove in two runs and stole a base at Mount Olive on 3/18…Went 1-for-3 with a pair of walks and scored three runs in the front end of a doubleheader against Saint Michael’s on 3/29…Hit 2-for-3 with a double and a triple, was hit by a pitch, scored three runs, drove in another and stole a base against American International on 4/1…Went 2-for-3 with a walk, scored once, drove in two runs and stole a pair of bases in the second game of a doubleheader against Saint Rose on 4/11…Hit 2-for-5, drove in a run and stole a base against Saint Anselm on 4/14…Went 2-for-3, drove in a run and stole a base in the front end of a doubleheader against Assumption on 4/25; slugged 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles, scored twice and drove in a run in the second game…Named to the Northeast-10 Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on 4/26…Hit 9-for-17 (.529) over a five-game hitting streak from 4/25 through 5/1…Hit 2-for-4 with a walk, scored once and stole two bases against Southern New Hampshire in the NCAA Championship East Regional on 5/16.
2015 Statistics

As a Freshman in 2014: Played in 48 games for the Ravens, including 44 starts, primarily at second base…All-Northeast-10 Conference Second Team selectionNortheast-10 Conference All-Rookie Team selectionFall Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll selection…Finished tied for second on the team in triples (2) and on-base percentage (.380)…Hit .288/.380/.349 with over 146 at-bats (42-for-146) with five doubles, scored 19 runs and drove in 26…Drew 17 walks against 29 strikeouts, was hit by six pitches, hit two sacrifice flies, had one sacrifice bunt and stole nine bases in 13 attempts (69.2%)…Made his collegiate debut as a defensive replacement in the seventh and was hit by a pitch in his only plate appearance against Caldwell on 2/21…Made his first career start and went 0-for-1, but drew three walks and stole two bases at Queens on 3/7…Went 3-for-3 with his first career hit — a single to right-center in the third — drew a walk and stole a base in the first game of a doubleheader at Dowling on 3/8…Hit 2-for-2 with a double — his first career extra-base hit — drew a walk, was hit by a pitch, scored a run and drove in two in the second game of a doubleheader at Dowling on 3/9…Named to the Northeast-10 Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on 3/9…Hit 2-for-4 and drove in a run at Saint Leo on 3/15…Knocked 2-for-3 with a triple and a walk, scored twice and drove in a run against Lock Haven on 3/18…Hit 10-for-22 (.455) over a six-game hitting streak from 3/19 through 3/27…Went 2-for-3 with a walk and drove in a run in the first game of a doubleheader at Adelphi on 3/22…Knocked 2-for-3 with a double, scored a run and drove in two in the first game of a doubleheader at Pace on 3/23; later, went 2-for-4, scored one run and drove in another in the second game…Named to the Northeast-10 Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on 3/23…Hit 3-for-4, scored a run and drove in a run in the front end of a doubleheader against Stonehill on 3/29…Hit 10-for-21 (.476) over a six-game hitting streak from 4/5 through 4/13…Went 3-for-4, scored one run and drove in another at Assumption on 4/10…Knocked 3-for-4, scored one run, drove in one and stole a base against Merrimack on 4/13…Named to the Northeast-10 Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on 4/13…Hit 2-for-4, scored one run, drove in another and stole a base in the first game of a doubleheader against Felician on 4/24…Went 2-for-4 and drove in a run in the second game of a doubleheader against Bentley on 4/27…Went 2-for-3 with a walk in the second game of a doubleheader against Saint Michael’s on 5/1.
2014 Statistics

Before Franklin Pierce: Played at Arlington (Mass.) High School…Four-time All-League selection…Team MVP as a senior…Named school’s Outstanding Male Student-Athlete Scholar award as a senior…Team captured division title during his junior season…Also played hockey at Arlington.

Personal: Son of Maria and Peter Hood…A sports and recreation management major…Has a younger brother, Ryan.

 

 

 

 

Tom Cote, Coach

Email: cotet21@gmail.com
tom coteTom Cote enters his first season as an assistant Coach with the Franklin Pierce University baseball program in 2011. He will also serve as Assistant Coach of the Ravens junior varsity baseball team. This is Cote’s first collegiate coaching stop after being a part of two NCAA Regional-winning teams (2007, 2008) on the field under Head Coach Jayson King. Cote earned his first coaching experience in the summer of 2010 with the Keene Swamp Bats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. After spending his freshman season at the University of Massachusetts, Cote was a stand out on the mound for three years in Rindge (2007-09). He capped off his career with a stellar senior campaign in 2009, in which he received an All-America Second Team selection from Daktronics, in addition to All-East Region selections from the ABCA, Daktronics, the NCBWA. Cote is one of only five pitchers in school history to win 20 games in his career, and also ranks in the top 10 in program history in career earned-run average (2.42), strikeouts (189) and innings pitched (189.1). His senior season earned-run average of 1.94 was one of nine seasons in school history under 2.00, and his nine wins tied him for fourth-most in a season in program annals. Cote originally hails from Swanzey, N.H.

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