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Hofstra Names Two Assistant Coaches


PatrickAnderson Hempstead, NY – Hofstra Head Baseball Coach Patrick Anderson today announced that James Lally and Kelly Haynes would join the Pride coaching staff as assistant baseball coaches.

Lally, who will serve as the Pride’s pitching coach, spent the 2008-09 academic year at Archbishop Molloy High School in Middle Village, New York. Lally served as an assistant baseball and basketball coach in addition to his duties as a teacher’s aide.

A 2007 graduate of St. John’s University, Lally pitched three seasons for the Red Storm, making 59 relief appearances from 2005 to 2007. He compiled an 0-1 record, six saves and a 3.50 ERA during his collegiate career and was part of two NCAA Tournament teams while at St. John’s. He was also a three-time Big East Conference Academic All-Star.

Active on the camp circuit, Lally has served as an instructor at both the Jack Curran Baseball/Basketball Camp and the Ed Blankmeyer Baseball Camp. He also coordinated a New York City Police Athletic League baseball program, where he worked to teach the game to inner-city children. He also has served as a coach and instructor for the Long Island Tigers, the YMCA Junior Mets program, the New York Metro Cadets and the Toms River Black Sox Summer Baseball program.

Lally, who resides in Floral Park, New York, earned a degree in administrative studies and is currently working towards a master’s in secondary education with a concentration in social studies.

Haynes, who will work with the Pride’s outfield, assist with the hitters and serve as the first base coach, brings eight years of collegiate experience to the Hofstra dugout.

Haynes, a 1996 graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina, with a degree in sports management, coached at his alma mater for eight seasons (1997-03, 2007). During his tenure, he served as a recruiting coordinator, infield coach, and assisted with hitters. Haynes helped the school win conference tournament championships in 2000 and 2001. He also was part of a staff that led Lenoir-Rhyne to school records for wins in four different seasons, including the current mark of 35 wins in 2007.

Lenoir-Rhyne appeared in the NCAA Division II South Regional in 2001, and also finished in the Collegiate Baseball Top 25 that season. Haynes coached 22 all-conference performers, five All-South Region selections and two conference rookies of the year during his time with the Bears.

Haynes, who played two seasons at Brevard College from 1992 to 1993, was named Offensive Most Valuable Player at Lenoir-Rhyne in 1995, and was named to the South Atlantic Conference All-Tournament Team in 1996.

A native of Hickory, North Carolina, Haynes currently resides in East Meadow, New York.

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