Prior to arriving at Groton, Coach Barnaby coached college baseball for eight years—five years at Fitchburg State (four as head coach and one as assistant coach) and three years as assistant coach at UMass Lowell.
As head coach at Fitchburg State, Coach Barnaby finished with the second most wins in program history and twice was named the league’s coach of the year. In his final year, the team set ten program records while reaching the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) title game. He helped develop fourteen all-conference players and two all-region players. As MASCAC's chair and co-chair, Coach Barnaby was instrumental in implementing a new conference format.
Before Fitchburg State, Coach Barnaby was assistant coach for UMass Lowell and head coach in the Futures Collegiate League. During that two-year span, he coached five players who were drafted by Major League Baseball teams.
Coach Barnaby was a four-year starter at Leominster High School in Leominster, Massachusetts. His team earned the #1 overall seed in the state tournament during his sophomore year. He continued playing at Worcester State University, where his team won the 2005 MASCAC championship. After graduation, Mr. Barnaby coached three seasons of football and seven seasons of basketball at Leominster High School. He also assisted the Leominster Legion baseball team for six seasons.
With Nor’easters Baseball Academy, Coach Barnaby oversees five hundred athletes’ baseball development and has helped more than seventy players reach college baseball programs. He lives in Leominster with his wife, Brittany, and their two children.