Salem State University
Coach Donovan will be speaking at the MBCA clinic about how to develop pitchers – a topic he has excelled. Before being hired as Salem State University’s head baseball coach in August 2016, he served as the pitching coach for two seasons where he developed the conference’s top ranked pitching staff in both 2015 and 16, helping Salem State earn back-to-back conference championships along with two NCAA Tournament bids. The team won four NCAA Regional games and defeated number 1 seeds Southern Maine (2015) and Wheaton (2016). In 2015 the Vikings posted a stingy 2.41 ERA and only 72 hits in 97 innings and in 2016 Donovan’s staff posted a 2.32 ERA and 87 hits in 97 innings.
Coach Donovan has inserted a state-of-the-art pitching program that consists of short burst conditioning, weight room, swimming pool, and a throwing program.
A graduate of Central Connecticut State University, Donovan was a standout pitcher for the Blue Devils, earning Division I All-New England honors after transferring from Western Carolina, where he was named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team after helping the Catamounts win the 1985 Southern Conference Championship. A 1984 graduate of Lynn Tech, Donovan compiled a 21-3 record over a 3-year period and was named to the 1984 Massachusetts High School All-Star team.