The most successful coach in the history of the Western New England University baseball program has been  named head coach at Eastern Connecticut State University —  the most successful program in  the history of New England college baseball.

Matt LaBranche is a former catcher at Springfield College who has coached at WNEU for 14 years,  compiling a record of 429 wins and 187 losses,  and competing in post-season tournaments each season,  including ten NCAA Division III tournaments.

Eastern has won four NCAA Division III national titles, most recently in 2002.


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