Bryan Stark - Associate Head Coach, Harvard University

Jan. 13, 2021 at 10:12 a.m. EST

Bryan Stark joined the Harvard baseball team as an assistant coach in the fall of 2014 after two seasons at Navy in the same capacity.

Stark was promoted to Associate Head Coach in the summer of 2019.

In 2019, Stark was a member of the staff that coached the Crimson to it's first Ivy League title and NCAA appearance since 2005. Seven members of the team earned Ivy League honors, including Jake Suddelson, who was named Ivy League Player of the Year. Stark and the Harvard staff were instrumental in helping two of its players, Patrick McColl and Hunter Bigge, become MLB draft selections.

In his fourth season with the Crimson, Stark accompanied a successful Harvard team to a Beanpot Championship title — its first since 2014 and fifth in program history — and its most wins since 2005 with a 22-20 overall record. Harvard tied for third in the conference with a record of 12-9, with contribution from seven All-Ivy players and four NEIBA All-New England selections.

In 2018, Stark was a part of the coaching staff that helped Noah Zavolas and Simon Rosenblum-Larson become 2018 MLB Draft picks for the Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays, respectively. In addition, the team was recognized for the NCAA Academic Progress Rate Public Recognition Award, with 21 players recognized by the ECAC for academic accomplishments.

In 2016, Stark helped Harvard to their most successful season since 2010, going 17-24 overall, and 9-11 in Ivy League play. Under his mentorship John Fallon and Matt Rothenberg emerged as dangerous threats in the Harvard lineup.

In his first season at Harvard, he played a key role in helping the team to an 18-24 record in the 2015 season, giving the program its most wins since 2007.

While in Annapolis, Stark served as the first base coach, while working with hitters and infielders. Stark guided a handful of Midshipmen to first team all-conference honors during his tenure as well.

Before arriving at Navy, he spent one season as an assistant coach at the University of Rochester in his home town. While at Rochester, Stark maintained various responsibilities for the Yellow Jackets, including working with the team's hitters and outfielders.

Stark has also served as general manager of the Youses Orioles, the Baltimore Orioles' collegiate summer league affiliate, and as the head coach of the Brockton Rox of the Future Collegiate Baseball League, where he was named Manager of the Year in 2014.

After graduating from SUNY Oswego, Stark was an assistant coach at his alma mater for a season. He played four seasons at SUNY Oswego where he earned all-conference honors and captained the team in his final two years.