Garrett Quinn has been hired as an assistant coach for the Liberty baseball program.
Liberty Baseball Head Coach Jim Toman has announced the hiring of Garrett Quinn as an assistant coach. Quinn will serve as the Flames' pitching coach and assist in recruiting. "We are extremely excited to be adding Garrett Quinn to our coaching staff," stated Toman. "He is a man of faith, an excellent pitching coach and recruiter and just a great fit for Liberty. "He has over 10 years experience with stops at Young Harrris College, St. Thomas University, the University of Florida and for the past four years, Stetson University. Garrett will be our pitching coach and also play a big part in our recruiting efforts. Coach Quinn, his wife, Katie, and children, Jackson and Ellie, are a welcome addition to the Liberty baseball family." Quinn joins the Liberty coaching staff after four years at Stetson, where he was the Hatters' pitching coach and recruiting coordinator.
During his time at Stetson, Quinn coached two All-Americans, seven Atlantic Sun all-conference performers, four conference all-freshman team members, four hurlers who received all-tournament honors and nine A-Sun Pitchers of the Week. Under his guidance, the Hatters' mound corps was 30th in the nation with a 3.81 ERA, first in the A-Sun in opponent batting average with a .259 average and seventh in the nation with seven shutouts in 2007. The previous year, the Stetson staff finished first in the conference with a 4.11 ERA and an opponent batting average of .270. Both seasons, the Hatters were A-Sun Champions and advanced to a NCAA Regional. Quinn moved to Stetson from Young Harris (Ga.) College, where he served one year as the program's pitching coach and recruiting coordinator. In 2004, Quinn helped guide Young Harris to a 52-8 overall record and a GJCAA Conference Championship. Quinn also served as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator for two years at St. Thomas (Fla.) University. From 1998 through 2001, Quinn served as a volunteer assistant coach at Florida. He assisted with the team's pitching staff and with recruiting. The Gators made two NCAA Regional appearances during his time in Gainesville. The 2000 squad finished 44-20-1 and placed second at the NCAA Regional at Baylor. Quinn also has coached in various summer wood-bat leagues. From 2001-03, he served on the coaching staff of the Cotuit Kettleers of the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League, serving as the team's head coach in 2002 and 2003. He has also coached for the Edenton Steamers of the Coastal Plain Collegiate League and the Athens Trojans of the Georgia Peach Connie Mack Baseball League. A four-year letter-winner for Maine, Quinn earned America East Conference Pitcher of the Year honors in 1997. When his Black Bear career ended, Quinn held the school records for most appearances in a season (26) and in a career (77). He was also second on the all-time list for career saves with 17.
Quinn graduated from Maine in 1998 with a degree in business administration. He also received a Master of Education degree from the University of Florida in 2001.
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