Andy Theriault enters his first season as the pitching coach with the Plymouth State baseball program in 2019, after spending seven years at Brewster Academy, including the last four as head coach.
Theriault will work primarily with the Panthers' pitching staff, while also assisting with the catchers. theriault brings a unique perspective to the staff, having primarily been a catcher. His experience as both a catcher and hitter adds invaluable knowledge and strategic mindset to the pitching staff.
A four-year standout at Kingswood Regional High School in nearby Wolfeboro, N.H. who graduated in 2005, Theriault was a two-year captain and First Team All-State selection his senior year. Theriault also excelled on the gridiron, where he was an All-State selection as a defensive back in the fall of 2004.
Theriault initially attended Castleton State College (now Castleton University), before transferring to Southern New Hampshire University to study business. An injury would end his playing days and begin the transition into coaching.
Theriault began coaching in 2010 while working full-time as a hitting/catching instructor and coaching travel teams in Chicago. During that ime he would coach dozens of players who went on to play at he collegiate level. After moving back to N.H. in 2012, Theriault joined the coaching staff at Brewster Academy. During his seven seasons in Wolfeboro, Theriault would be part of a program that was very competitive in the northern New England prep circuit. The Bobcats wer crowned Lakes Region league champions once and were eliminated twice in the semifinals of the tournament.
Theriault has been a member of the coaching staff for the Brockton Rox of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League since 2017. In 2017 he handled all duties related to the pitching staff. The Rox had five pitchers from that staff named to the All-Star game under his guidance. Theriault oversaw a staff that led the FCBL in ERA, BAA and shutouts. The Rox wer also second in the league in WHIP while winning a league-best 32 games.
Prior to the 2018 season, Andy transitioned into the role of hitting coach. During that summer the Rox would have five hitters selected to the All-Star game, including outfielder Matt Johnston of MIT, who would go on to take home All-Star game MVP honors. The Rox would finish top three in most major offensive categories, including BA, OBP and SLG and OPS. Theriault was named manager of the Rox prior to the 2019 season.
Theriault currently lives in the Lakes Region with his wife Corey.