Staff
Head Coach
Mike Glavine

Mike Glavine – the two-time CAA Coach of the Year (2017, 2018), 2018 NEIBA (New England) Coach of the Year and 2018 ABCA/Diamond Northeast Region Coach of the Year – is in his fifth season as head coach of the Northeastern baseball team during 2019 and 13th season overall with the program, having previously served as the Huskies’ fulltime assistant and recruiting coordinator. He was named Neil McPhee’s successor as head coach during September 2013 and took the reigns of the program upon McPhee’s retirement at the conclusion of the 2014 season, following McPhee’s 29th year at Northeastern.

Glavine has guided Northeastern to consecutive CAA regular-season titles during 2017 and 2018 – the Huskies’ first within any conference since 2005 (America East). He has also led the Huskies back to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2003, earning an at-large bid during 2018 after winning a program record, 36 games, including the program’s first three victories against the SEC, and attaining a top-40 RPI.

Glavine led Northeastern to its first-ever CAA regular-season title during 2017 – its first within any conference since 2005 (America East). During the preseason, the Huskies had been predicted to finish seventh in the league’s final standings and in turn miss the conference tournament. However, Glavine steered Northeastern to the best fielding percentage in the CAA (.975), one that led the conference in double plays turned (58) and housed the 2017 CAA Defensive Player of the Year, shortstop Max Burt. Coupled with a pitching staff that combined to post a 3.88 ERA during league games, the Huskies went 16-7 during the conference calendar, winning the pennant by a half game ahead of UNCW. Glavine’s success merited him CAA Coach of the Year honors, following in the footsteps of Neil McPhee’s 1994 America East Coach of the Year mention, awarded to McPhee while Glavine was a student-athlete on his NU roster. Northeastern’s postseason would end prematurely as the Huskies finished in third place – one game removed from the CAA championship round.Since becoming head coach, Glavine has coached four Northeastern players to MLB Draft selections: Michael Foster during 2015 to the Chicago Cubs (16th round), Rob Fonseca during 2015 to the Seattle Mariners (21st round), Aaron Civale during 2016 to the Cleveland Indians (third round), and Dustin Hunt during 2016 to the Houston Astros (10th round). During the 2016 MLB Draft, Glavine became the first head coach in Northeastern history to witness two players (Civale and Hunt) be selected during the draft’s opening 10 rounds with Civale’s selection at 92nd overall standing as the third highest NU draft pick all-time.

At the helm of the Huskies for his second season during 2016, Glavine led Northeastern to its fifth 30-win campaign (31) in program history, improving his first-season win total by six victories. Opening the year on the road against No. 30 Oklahoma, he navigated NU to consecutive upset wins versus the ranked Sooners, delivering the program its first-ever victories against a Big 12 opponent. Returning to the CAA tournament for the fourth straight season and second in a row under Glavine, the fifth-seeded Huskies outperformed two higher-seeded teams (No. 3 Elon, No. 4 James Madison), finishing as one of the conference’s final four teams left standing. Under Glavine’s guidance, Northeastern observed two student-athletes go on to claim CAA postseason awards during 2016: right-hander Aaron Civale (Pitcher of the Year) and catcher Josh Treff (Defensive Player of the Year). That season, the CAA handed out 11 conference awards to eight of Glavine’s players, including six All-CAA selections. Civale also became the first Northeastern player since 2012 to garner status as a Louisville Slugger All-American, having been selected to the Third Team.

Glavine made a smooth transition into his first head-coaching role during the 2015 campaign, leading NU to 14 CAA victories, the most the program had witnessed since its inaugural run through the conference during 2006 (19). Under his first-year mentorship, Northeastern achieved its first top-three, regular-season finish in the CAA in nine years and downed No. 15 College of Charleston, earning the program its first victory against an NCBWA ranked opponent since 2008. He also coached six student-athletes to CAA postseason awards, most notably placing starting pitcher Dustin Hunt on the All-CAA Second Team.

Recruiting Coordinator / Pitching Coach
Kevin Cobb

Kevin Cobb is entering his eighth year as the assistant coach and pitching coach of the Northeastern baseball team during 2019 and his fifth year as the Huskies’ recruiting coordinator. In his current role, he oversees all day-to-day baseball operations and recruiting tasks associated with the program.

Since becoming the Huskies’ pitching coach prior to the 2012 season, Cobb has helped Northeastern possess one of the more dominant pitching staffs in the CAA. Under his direction, NU has led the conference in ERA two times (2013, 2016), ranking among the top 100 Division I programs in the same category on three different occasions (2013, 2014, 2016).

As Northeastern’s recruiting coordinator, Cobb contributed heavily to the structure of the Huskies’ 2017 and 2018 rosters, which won consecutive CAA regular season championships under the primary leadership of two-time CAA Coach of the Year, Mike Glavine. During the 2018 season, Cobb managed Northeastern’s pitchers to a program record, 36 wins, helping the Huskies earn an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament and advance to the Raleigh Regional (hosted by North Carolina State).

Two seasons prior, Cobb guided Northeastern’s pitchers to the conference lead in eight different statistical categories, including ERA (3.71), opposing batting average (.241), strikeouts (460) and fewest hits allowed (247). He played a key role in easing Aaron Civale’s transition from reliever to starter, helping the junior break the Huskies’ single-season strikeout record (121) en route to being named one to two 2016 CAA Pitcher of the Year honorees and garnering placement onto the 2016 Louisville Slugger All-American Third Team.

Across his Northeastern tenure, Cobb has coached nine MLB Draft selections, including three on the mound: Andrew Leenhouts (2012, 23rd round, San Francisco Giants), Aaron Civale (2016, third round, Cleveland Indians) – the third-highest Northeastern player ever to be drafted during program history (92nd overall) – and Dustin Hunt (2016, 10th round, Houston Astros). Cobb has also aided in the signing of two free agents: Kevin Ferguson with the Houston Astros (2013) and Chris Carmain with the Normal Cornbelters of the Frontier League.

Since 2013, Cobb has annually placed at least one Northeastern pitcher onto an all-conference team, mentoring 10 hurlers to 14 All-CAA honors.

Prior to his time at Northeastern, Cobb spent two years coaching at his alma mater, Bryant. While there, the Bulldogs compiled 64 wins and won the 2010 NEC regular season title.

During the summer of 2010, Cobb was the pitching coach for the Lowell All-Americans of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL). At Lowell, he helped mentor five pitchers that went on to become MLB Draft picks.

Cobb attained a 19-3 career record as a collegiate pitcher at Bryant, where he helped lead the Bulldogs to two NCAA Division II regional appearances (2007, 2008). During Bryant’s inaugural Division I season (2009), Cobb captained the Bulldogs to a 32-22 record, remaining perfect on the mound with a 7-0 mark while claiming All-New England honors. Spanning his four collegiate seasons, Bryant won 128 games, including 11 during postseason play.

A native of Acton, Massachusetts, Cobb graduated from Bryant in 2009 with his bachelor’s of science degree in business administration with a concentration in finance. He resides with his wife, Daisy, and their daughter, Daniela.

Hitting Coach
Nick Puccio

Nick Puccio enters his first season as the assistant coach of the Northeastern baseball team during 2019. As the Huskies’ hitting coach, he is responsible for all aspects of the team’s offensive development and aids with its recruiting efforts.

Puccio arrived at Northeastern after previously serving as the head baseball coach at Nichols College. There, he led an immediate, four-year transformation of the baseball program, elevating the Bison from their six-win, 2014 campaign to consecutive 20-win seasons during 2016 and 2017. Under his direction, Nichols enjoyed a record-breaking 2016 season, setting the school’s best all-time mark for single-season victories (24) while reaching the program’s first-ever ECAC Division III New England tournament.

During his five-year tenure at Nichols, Puccio produced 19 all-conference selections (seven All-Commonwealth Coast Conference First Team mentions), three All-New England honorees and two professional baseball players.

Before coaching the Bison, Puccio was the assistant coach at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, where he helped guide the Lyons to a pair of NCAA Division III tournament appearances (2012, 2013), including a trip to the 2012 College World Series championship game. While serving on Wheaton’s staff, he helped develop 13 student-athletes who went on to collect All-New England honors, coach 13 players to All-NEWMAC (New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference) distinction and craft one All-America selection.

Between collegiate campaigns, Puccio spent the summer of 2013 as the hitting coach for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks of the CCBL, where he instructed 14 MLB Draft picks, including two first-round selections.

In 2011, Puccio’s coaching start occurred at Southeastern Iowa Community College, where he served as the Blackhawks’ hitting coach, catching coach and recruiting coordinator.

Puccio graduated from Dean College in 2007 with his associate of arts degree in education and received his bachelor's of science degree in interdisciplinary studies from Fitchburg State in 2010, having been a baseball student-athlete at both schools.

He and his fiancé, Samantha, reside in Dayville, Connecticut, with their son, Chase.

Assistant Coach
Pete Pasquarosa

Pete Pasquarosa – a collegiate coaching veteran and the current assistant coach of the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) – begins his first season as the volunteer assistant coach of the Northeastern baseball team during 2019. He joined the Huskies upon completing his nine-year coaching tenure at Wheaton College (Norton, Massachusetts), where he was responsible for the development of the Lyons’ infielders and outfielders while aiding with the team's recruiting efforts.

A 2013 inductee into the Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Pasquarosa brings more than two decades of baseball coaching experience with him to Northeastern.

Pasquarosa has mentored countless rising collegiate stars during his coaching career in the CCBL, where he started in 1991 on the staff of the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. Since 2004, he has served as the assistant coach of the Harwich Mariners, winning league titles with the club during 2008 and 2011.

Prior to coaching at Wheaton, Pasquarosa spent three seasons at Babson College (2007-09), where he helped direct the Beavers to the 2009 NCAA Division III tournament. He was also the assistant coach at Boston College during the 2005 and 2006 campaigns, helping the Eagles win a school record, 37 games, during 2005.

From 1998 to 2004, Pasquarosa worked for the baseball program at Franklin High School in Franklin, Massachusetts, where he also served as the school’s athletic director from 1992 to 2001. In 2000, he was honored as the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Regional Coach of the Year.

When not in the dugout, Pasquarosa has contributed to baseball coaching and physical education publications, and has performed talks at major coaching functions.

Pasquarosa graduated from Dean College with his associate’s degree in 1974 and played two seasons at Georgia Southern, where he graduated with his degree in health and physical education in 1978. He completed his master’s degree in education at Salem State College in 2007.