Alex Chetelat enters his first year as an assistant baseball coach. Returning to his alma mater after graduating in May of 2012 with a degree in sports management, the 2012 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Player of the Year will bring a wealth of knowledge to Nighthawk infielders and hitters.
As a player, Chetelat had a decorative career as a two-way player on the diamond as a pitcher and first baseman. Appearing and starting in more games at Newbury than any other player, Chetelat is the program’s all-time leader in doubles (38), triples (7), homeruns (15), RBIs (101), runs scored (95), total bases (254), slugging-percentage (.523) and pitching-wise, strikeouts per nine innings (8.83).
During his senior year, he experienced a career year, both at the plate and on the hill. In addition to hitting a team-high .369 with 12 doubles, four triples, five homeruns and 41 RBIs, Chetelat dominated NECC opponents on the mound, compiling a 4-0 conference record with a 1.01 ERA and a seven-to-one strike-out-to-walk ratio.
Following his outstanding senior season, the Connecticut native was tabbed as the NECC Player of the Year as well as selected to the All-NECC First Team at first base. Additionally, Chetelat also became the first Newbury ballplayer to be named to the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Regional Team.
A native of Farmington, Conn., Chetelat becomes the third former student-athlete to join the Newbury Athletics coaching staff, joining women’s volleyball coach, Mike Biuso ’11, and women’s basketball coach, Shayla White ’12. Chetelat is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in sports administration from Endicott College.