Jim Duffy is in his fifth year as the Head Coach of Manhattan College.
During his time in Riverdale, he has led the Jaspers to the 2012 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championship and a subsequent NCAA Regional berth as well as a pair of conference tournament appearances.
Last year in 2015, he oversaw the development of Chris Kalousdian into a First Team All-MAAC selection after guiding the program to the 2014 MAAC Tournament with a series sweep in the final weekend of the season.
In 2013, Duffy guided Manhattan through an injury-plagued season, in which the Jaspers still won 24 games. Duffy mentored All-MAAC first team selections Ramon Ortega and Nick Camastro, who finished their careers by cementing their names in Manhattan's offensive record books.
Duffy made a splash in his first year in the dugout, leading the Jaspers to their third MAAC Championship. The landmark season also featured the only undefeated home record in NCAA Division I in 2012 as the program recorded a perfect 18-0 mark at Van Cortlandt Park.
Manhattan made conference history in their title run by rallying through the elimination bracket of the MAAC Tournament. Duffy's club became the first team to win four games in three days to earn the league's automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.
The Jaspers were then sent to the Columbia Regional to face two-time defending National Champion South Carolina, capping a season that saw Manhattan win 33 games, including an 18-6 conference record and the 2012 MAAC regular season title. In his first season, he mentored five All-MAAC first team selections and seven MAAC Academic Honor Roll recipients. Two players from Duffy's championship roster went on to sign professional baseball contracts in 2012.
Duffy came to Riverdale after seven seasons as an assistant coach at Seton Hall, where he helped the Pirates win the Big East championship and advance to the NCAA Tournament in 2011.
Duffy began his coaching career as an assistant at his alma mater in 2001. That season, Seton Hall won its first Big East championship since 1987. In 2003, he was promoted to full-time assistant coach. Duffy worked primarily with the Pirates' hitters and outfielders while also assisting with recruiting, scouting and team travel. Nine of Duffy's players eventually moved on to professional baseball careers.
A four-year starter at first base for Seton Hall, Duffy earned his bachelor's degree in 2001. He is the Pirates' all-time leader in putouts (1,387) while also ranking second in hits (247) and at-bats (709) and fifth in runs scored (165). A three-time All-Big East selection, Duffy was named New Jersey College Player of the Year and earned All-America honors after finishing ninth in the nation with a .429 batting average in 1995. The following season, he had a school-record 29-game hitting streak.
Following his senior season in 1997, he signed a free agent contract with Houston and was an outfielder in the Astros' system for four years, advancing as high as Double-A before retiring in 2000.
Duffy and his wife Danielle are the proud parents of three children.
|Alma Mater:||Seton Hall, 2001|