New Hampshire Hardball

Rivier elevates Bernardini

NASHUA – For the first time in 10 seasons, there will be a new face leading the Rivier University baseball program as Louie Bernardini has been elevated to head coach of the Raiders. The announcement comes on the heels of former coach Anthony Perry’s departure to become the assistant athletic director at Fisher College.

“I know that Louie will do an excellent job in returning to a head coaching role.” Perry said. “We’ve worked hand-in-hand over the last two-plus seasons and recruiting cycles in building this program. Having him be named the head coach is truly a blessing for myself, for Louie and his family and more importantly, the student-athletes.”

Perry hired Bernardini as the associate head coach in 2018. This will be his second opportunity as the head coach of a college program after previously serving as the final head coach at Daniel Webster College (2016-2017), before the college closed its doors in May of 2017. Before DWC, Bernardini spent time as an assistant coach at NCAA Division I Long Island University-Brooklyn (2015), Brown University (2014) and NCAA Division III programs at Bates College (2012-13) and Springfield College (2010-11).

A native of Gray, Maine, Bernardini played four years at Wheaton College, a New England Division III school. He was a part of four 30-plus win seasons for the Lyons including a program record of 42-10 in 2006. Bernardini won three-straight NEWMAC Championships while in Norton, Mass. He was also named to two NEIBA All-Star teams and as well as NEWMAC All-Conference, New England All-Regional and National Tournament team honors.

Bernardini graduated from Wheaton in 2009 and then earned a Master of Science in Physical Education from Springfield College in 2011.


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