31 Andy Barlow
31 Andy Barlow
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 617-258-7310
Email: anbarlow@mit.edu
Year: 16th at MIT
Previous College: Vermont '85

After 15 seasons as the head coach, Andy Barlow has elevated the MIT baseball program to one of the best in the NEWMAC and the New England region. In 2018, the Engineers posted their 14th winning season in his 15 years at the helm as the team posted an 11-6 NEWMAC record and an 11-4 mark at home. The team advanced to the NEWMAC Championship series in 2017 and captured the 2016 ECAC Championship while Barlow's teams have reached the 20-win mark 10 times. A four-time NEWMAC Coach of the Year, Barlow's 2015 squad set a single-season program record for wins with 29 while reaching the regional finals of the NCAA Tournament.

In 2017, Barlow saw two of his players drafted in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft as Austin Filiere was chosen in the eighth round by the Chicago Cubs and David Hesslink went to the Seattle Mariners in the 34th round. MIT was the only Division III program in the nation to have multiple players chosen in the 2017 MLB Draft.

With over 20 years of dugout experience, Barlow made the move to Cambridge from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where he served for nine seasons as Vassar College’s Head Baseball Coach. During his time with the Brewers, Barlow saw the program improve every season, culminating in a school record 19-win season in 2002.

After initiating a feeder system in Maine through the development of a youth clinic, Barlow extended his professional repertoire in 1988 to include the college scene, when he assumed duties as an assistant baseball coach at the University of Maryland. In 1991, Barlow made the switch to Hamilton, N.Y., specializing in the training of the pitching staff at Colgate University. Barlow stayed with the Red Raiders until inheriting the Vassar program in 1995, opting for the head coaching tag of a team that was just three years removed from club status.

A 1985 graduate of the University of Vermont, Barlow’s breadth of experience also includes time spent coaching in some of the top collegiate summer leagues in the country. Barlow is a longtime member of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and is also an active member of the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA).