(Fairfield, CT) - Sacred Heart head baseball coach Nick Giaquinto has named Tyler Kavanaugh an assistant on his staff for the 2011 season. Kavanaugh joins his third collegiate team as a coach, coming to SHU from DeSales University as the top assistant for two years (2009-10). Prior to that, he was the top assistant at SUNY Purchase for two years (2007-08), overseeing recruiting at both schools.
Kavanaugh graduated with a Bachelor's in History from Kenyon College in Ohio in 2006, where we was a four-year starting catcher. He was named to the All-North Coast Athletic Conference team three years and served two seasons as team captain. His senior season, he helped lead Kenyon to a school-record 27 wins and the Lords' first-ever NCAC Tournament appearance.
After Kenyon, Kavanaugh actually began his coaching career overseas as a player-coach for the Olympia Blansko team in the Czech Republic for one season in 2006. He also earned an on-line Master's in Health and Physical Education from Virginia Tech.
A native of Greenwich, Kavanaugh played high school baseball for both Archbishop Stepinac in White Plains, NY and St. Lukes High School in New Canaan, where he graduated.