PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Ernie May of Glastonbury, Conn., has been named the new coach of the University of Maine at Presque Isle baseball team, UMPI Athletic Director Paul Stone announced Thursday.
May served as an assistant coach for three years at Trinity College. He helped guide Trinity College to 20-plus wins for the last three years, including a New England Small College Athletic Conference title in 2012.
May replaces Leo Saucier, who resigned in the spring after six seasons. He has stayed at UMPI as a full-time faculty member in the College of Education.
“We are excited about the energy and enthusiasm for the game of baseball that Ernie is bringing with him to Presque Isle,” said Stone in a news release. “Ernie has such a diverse background. He has literally done a little bit of everything over the years in order to support his real passion, coaching. We are fortunate to have him here in Presque Isle.”
May has coached or played baseball for 25 years. He graduated from Keene State where he played on their baseball team and went on to receive a master’s degree from Springfield College.
“I am extremely excited about the opportunity Athletic Director Paul Stone and the search committee have given me at UMPI,” May said in the release. “In our minds we will compete to be the best that day, in practice first, then on competition days. This will be achieved through year round training and each member possessing a great passion and work ethic dedicated to the game of baseball. The team must be committed to excellence both on and off the field, not only in athletics, but in life as well.”