Staff
Head Coach
Bill Currier

When Bill Currier first signed on to be the next head coach at Fairfield, he made it his goal that his team will not only compete for the MAAC title but to win it. Now, entering his seventh year as the Stags' head coach, Currier has seen that goal accomplished as he continues to bring the baseball program to the next level. During his reign, the Stags have won two regular season titles and the tournament Championship in 2016.

Currier guided the 2016 Stags, a team pre-ranked eighth in the MAAC Preseason Poll, to their first MAAC Tournament Championship in program history and an appearance in the program's first NCAA Regional. The two-time MAAC Coach of the Year (2012 and 2016) has also led Fairfield two a pair of 32-win seasons, setting new program records.

That 2016 campaign will always be known as the best in Fairfield history, and arguably the best in the 30-year coaching career of Currier. The Stags tied a program record with 32 wins, en-route to their first overall MAAC title since 1993 and the first-ever tournament title. For his efforts, Currier was named the MAAC Coach of the Year, for the second time in his career. Currier also oversaw five All-MAAC selections and helped coach slugger Jake Salpietro who would end up breaking the program's single season hits record with 77 and was named the program's first Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week after winning the MAAC Tournament MVP.

Currier made his impact at Fairfield right from the start. During his first season at Fairfield, the Stags finished third in the conference, their highest finish in the MAAC in a decade. Fairfield also finished third in 2014, and won two games in the MAAC tournament, their most in a season since 1995.

The Stags have now become a constant in the MAAC Championships, reaching the tournament in three of the last four years. The past two years, they were the tournament’s number one seed after winning back-to-back regular season titles. The 2017 group also had one of the best pitching seasons in Stags history, breaking the single season record for strikeouts with 372.

In total, Currier has been a head coach for 30 seasons and has accumulated 642 victories over that span. Before coming to Connecticut, Currier earned the most coaching victories in the history of his alma mater Vermont. In his 22 seasons with the Catamounts, Currier was a part of 486 wins, earned three America East Coach of the Year honors, and helped the squad to two conference Regular Season Championships.

In addition to his five total conference Coach of the Year awards, Currier was presented with the 2009 Ralph Lapointe Award for his services to Vermont athletics, and was the recipient of the 2002 Jack Butterfield Award by the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association’s (NEIBA). He was also inducted to the Vermont Principals Association Hall of Fame in 2005.

Currier graduated from Vermont in 1984 and helped the Catamounts to the title game in the 1981 East Coast Athletic Conference New England Regionals. In that season, Currier hit .295 and led the squad with five home runs, four triples, and 65 total bases. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the sixth round and would play three seasons in their system.

Players who Currier has coached to make it into the MLB include Matt Duffy, a former Vermont infielder who was called up to the Houston Astros in 2015 and made his debut on September 16.

He earned a master’s in physical education from Western Carolina in 1986, while also serving as an assistant coach.

Currier resides in Shelton, Conn., with his wife Vicki. The couple has three sons: Brad, Bryan, and Bryce.

Pitching Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Ted Hurvul

Ted Hurvul begins his third season as the Fairfield pitching coach, guiding what has become one of the best staffs in the conference since his stay. In his first season as a collegiate Division I pitching coach, Hurvul helped lead the Stags to the second-best ERA in the league, which was the cornerstone of the Stags winning their first-ever MAAC Tournament Title and their first-ever appearance in a NCAA Regional.

In his two seasons as the Stags pitching coach, Hurvul has helped guide two All-MAAC Pitchers including the 2017 NEIBA Pitcher of the Year and All-MAAC First Team member Gavin Wallace. Under his tutelage, the right hander Wallace has blossomed into becoming one of the better pitchers in the region, setting the program record with shutouts with four in 2017. Wallace also threw seven complete games, the most by a Stag in 17 years and tied the program standard with eight victories for the second-straight season.

Combined with Wallace, the power pitching of John Signore and All-MAAC Second Team member Kyle Dube has helped Hurvul’s staff break the program’s strikeout record in each of his two seasons. The 2017 squad fanned 372 batters, which is 39 more than any other team in school history. That team also ranked 14th in the country in fewest walks allowed with 2.78 per nine innings.

Among other success stories, John Signore had one of the best rookie seasons in program history as he finished fourth in the conference with a 2.90 ERA and was the national leader for both strikeout-to-walk ratio and fewest walks per nine innings for several weeks during the season. Signore would finish near the top in both categories.

During his first conference campaign, the Stags led the league in ERA (3.16) and fewest walks allowed (44) during MAAC only games.

Hurvul, a former pitcher from UCONN, has served as a pitching coach at a number of levels including Division III Washington College, and at the Cape Cod League, the premiere summer league in the country.

Hurvul spendt three seasons, leading the pitching staff of Washington College, helping the Shoremen to their lowest team ERA in over 20 years this past season. The staff recorded a 3.35 ERA, their lowest since entering the Centennial Conference in 1994. Additionally, rising senior Dan Jarrell was named the team’s MVP in 2015, the first time in over five seasons a pitcher received that distinction.

Hurvul spent his summers as the pitching coach in different summer leagues, most recently he served in the dugout of the Bourne Braves at the Cape Cod Summer League, the premiere summer league in the country. In 2014, Hurvul helped develop two Cape Cop League All-Stars as the Braves were named the President’s Cup Champions.

Before getting into coaching, Hurvul was a left-handed pitcher at UCONN during one their most successful year in recent school history. In 2011, the Huskies would win the Big East Regular Season Championship and advance to the Super Regional, finishing the season ranked 11th in the country. Hurvul would be named to the Big East All-Academic team during that season and in 2012.

Hurvul graduated from UCONN in 2012 with a major in Coaching and Administration. He also received a minor in Business Administration. At Washington College, Hurvul earned a Masters of Art in History in 2014.

Assistant Baseball Coach
Kyle Nisson

Kyle Nisson enters his first season as an assistant coach with the Stags after spending the last four seasons at Quinnipiac University in the same position.

In his four years in Hamden, Conn., Nisson helped the Bobcats to 29 wins in 2015, tying the single season program record. He also coached 11 players who were named to an All-MAAC team and eight student-athletes who were placed on the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-Star team. Included in that group is infielder Matthew Batten, who graduated as the program leader in hits (249) and stolen bases (65), while tying their Division I record with 139 runs scored. After the 2017 season, Batten was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 32nd round.

Nisson coached four years at his alma mater Quinnipiac where he was a three-year starting catcher for the Bobcats and was named to two All-NEC squads. As a senior, he led the nation in the “Toughest to Strikeout” category, by striking out just five times in 171 at-bats (once in every 34.2 at-bats). He also led the team in hits (54), doubles (eight), runs scored (26), and on-base percentage (.377). For his efforts, the team captain was named the squad’s MVP for that season.

Volunteer Assistant Baseball Coach
Jake Salpietro

One of the best hitters to ever wear a Fairfield Stags baseball uniform suits up for his first season as the Stags' volunteer assistant coach. Salpietro returns to the program that he helped to its first MAAC Tournament Title last spring after being named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

The team will have a lot to learn from the right-handed power hitter. Salpietro graduated as the program’s second best home run hitter with 25 in his career. He also ranks fifth all-time in total bases (325), sixth in hits (200), and fifth in RBI (129).

Salpietro had his best year during Fairfield’s run to a tournament title. Salpietro set the single season program record with 77 hits during his senior season. He also clubbed 10 home runs, the second most in program history. He also ranked first on the single season list in total bases (128), third in runs scored (47), and sixth in doubles (17).