Riverdale, NY – Jim Duffy, who served as the Manhattan baseball coach for the past six years has accepted a coaching position with Big Ten member Rutgers University.
“We would like to thank Jim Duffy for his service to the college as both a coach and a mentor to our student-athletes,” said Manhattan College Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Marianne Reilly. “Coach Duffy is a class act and while his departure is bittersweet we are excited for him to have an opportunity to further his career in the Big Ten Conference. We wish him and his family nothing but the best.”
During Duffy’s six years at the helm of Manhattan, he led the Jaspers to 134 wins, four Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Tournament appearances and the 2012 MAAC Championship while coaching 14 All-MAAC performers.
“I’ll always be grateful to Manhattan College for taking a chance on me and giving me an opportunity to be a head coach,” said Duffy. “It’s an extremely tight-knit, hard-working community that I was blessed to be a part of for six years. Most of all I want to thank my coaches and players. The effort and passion they gave on a daily basis is impossible to put into words. It was an honor to be the leader of their teams.”
A national search for Duffy’s replacement will begin immediately.