Worcester, Mass. – Former All-New England and national champion infielder Kent Graham has been named an assistant baseball coach at Clark University it was announced on Monday by head coach Jason Falcon and confirmed by Interim Director of Athletics and Recreation, Trish Cronin.
He will assist in all facets of the program, focusing on the Clark offense but also practice preparation, player development, and student-athlete recruitment.
"Kent is the definition of a Division III student-athlete," said Falcon. "His accomplishments on and off the field will be invaluable to our program. We will look for him to add to our staff with stability and leadership to our young men."
Graham was an impact student-athlete at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., where he appeared in more than 130 games and garnered numerous individual accolades and led the Bantams to the NCAA Tournament four times.
As a sophomore he helped guide Trinity to the NCAA Championship crown, going 45-1 overall while hitting .411 with 12 doubles, five triples, nine homeruns and a career-best 59 RBI – good for 22nd in the country. During the banner-raising campaign, Graham was named first-team All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and first-team all-New England by both the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) and the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC).
Overall, Graham picked up a trio of all-conference honors in addition to the 2007 NESCAC Rookie of the Year and the 2009 NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year awards.
A preseason All-American in 2010, Graham hit a school-record .512 before suffering a season-ending injury.
His name is splattered all over the Bantams record book, ranking fourth in career batting average (.405), first in slugging (.861), third in on-base percentage (.483), fifth in at-bats (489), fourth in runs scored (150), fourth in hits (198), fourth in doubles (45), second in RBI (166), second in total bases (421) and third in home runs (28).
Graham was also a member of the Trinity ice hockey program as a freshman in 2006-07 appearing in 11 career contests.
The recipient of the Boston Bruins/Sportsmanship Alliance of America Sportsmanship Award in 2005, Graham graduated from Trinity with a degree in American Studies in 2010.
In addition to coaching, Graham is the co-owner of LAG Capital, an off-campus housing rental corporation based in Springfield, Massachusetts and is a Sales and Leasing Specialist at Ascend Realty Group located in Boston.