Conor Kortmann - Assistant Coach, Babson College
Conor Kortmann '13 MBA '18 enters his seventh season as an assistant baseball coach at Babson College in 2020. He returned to Babson in July 2014 following a sixth-month stint working with the Boston Red Sox.
After reaching the NEWMAC Tournament championship series in two of his first three seasons as an assistant, the Beavers have made three straight NCAA Tournament appearances, culminating in the program's first trip to the Division III College World Series in 2019. The Green and White advanced to the NCAA Harwich Regional final in 2017 and followed it up by winning 35 games advancing to the York (Pa.) Regional final a year later. In 2019, Babson went 39-10 and set a new school record for victories in a season while capturing the Hartford Regional and Babson Park Super Regional crowns on the way to advancing to the College World Series.
In addition to its NCAA Tournament success, Babson captured three straight NEWMAC regular season titles from 2017-19, captured consecutive conference tournament championships in 2017 and 2018, and reached the league tournament final in both 2016 and 2019. The Beavers improved their win total in every season between 2016-19 and have averaged more than 28 victories per season during Kortmann's time as an assistant coach.
Kortmann, who served as team captain as a senior, started 108 of 116 games while posting a .314 career batting average with 27 extra-base hits, 61 runs scored and 67 runs batted in for the Green and White from 2010-13. He joined the Boston Red Sox organization in March 2014 as a video operations and player development intern, working with its Eastern League Double-A affiliate. During his time in Portland, which finished 85-52 and reached the playoffs for the first time since 2008, Kortmann worked with coaches, players and front office staff with a focus on video and advanced statistics.
Prior to joining the Red Sox organization, Kortmann worked as an intern with the NY/NJ Comets of the National Pro Fastpitch softball league and with the Philadelphia Phillies' Single-A affiliate, the Lakewood BlueClaws of the South Atlantic League.
Kortmann, whose sister was a four-year member of the Babson softball program and whose father has spent the last 26 years as the head softball coach at LIU Brooklyn, earned his MBA from the College in 2018. In addition to his work with the baseball program, he also has served equipment room manager, coordinator of intramurals and as an athletics communications assistant during his time at Babson.