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    Jeff Hourigan
    29 Jeff Hourigan
    Position:
    Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator

    Experience:
    Third Season

    09/23/2013

    UConn Hands Out 2013 Awards, Holds Baseball Alumni Game

    Huskies honor members of the 2013 squad before an exhibtion with program alumni

    09/06/2013

    UConn Baseball Holding Open Walk-On Tryouts

    Tryouts to take place on Sept. 17 at 5 p.m.

    05/22/2013

    Huskies Show Heart In Big Wins

    An emotional night in Clearwater gives UConn best win of the season.

    03/15/2013

    Huskies Drop Weekend Opener to Presbyterian, 6-4

    Connecticut Makes Four Costly Errors in Loss

    02/13/2012

    Opening Day Nears for UConn Baseball

    Huskies Open 2012 at Big Ten/BIG EAST Challenge in Florida

    05/22/2014

    UConn vs Houston AAC Tournament

    UConn vs Houston AAC Baseball Tournament

    05/20/2014

    Baseball Day 2 in Clearwater

    Baseball Day 2 in Clearwater for AAC Tournament

    05/19/2014

    Baseball Day 1 in Clearwater

    Baseball Day 1 in Clearwater for AAC Tournament

    05/29/2013

    Baseball Arrives in Virginia for NCAA Regional

    Photos by Steve Slade

    05/22/2013

    UConn vs Louisville Big East Baseball

    UConn vs Louisville Big East Baseball

    Jeff Hourigan begins his third season on coach Jim Penders' staff in 2014. Hourigan, who played at UConn for two seasons, returned to Storrs after spending five years as an assistant coach and pitching coach at the University of New Haven. While working for head coach Raphael Cerrato, Hourigan helped guide the Chargers to an East Coast Conference regular season championship (2008), an NCAA Regional berth (2010), and led the pitching staff to an ERA of 2.90 which was the second best mark in the country during the 2010 season.

    Prior to his coaching career at New Haven, Hourigan was a student assistant coach for UConn during the 2006 season, working closely with the first basemen and pitchers. He split his collegiate playing career between Clemson and Connecticut, playing for the Tigers during the 2002 and 2003 seasons and was part of the Husky lineup during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. In 2002, he competed in the College World Series as a part of a Clemson team that finished third nationally. As a senior, Hourigan was named team captain and went on to earn second team All-BIG EAST and team MVP honors. At Clemson, he earned honorable mention Freshman All-American.

    "I am thrilled to have Jeff back in Storrs," Penders said. "He was an outstanding player, captain, and student assistant for us, and also did a fantastic job assisting Coach Cerrato at New Haven. Above all, Jeff is a leader with a legendarily strong will to do things the right way all the time. He is a proud UConn alum who made a real name for himself during his playing days here and I'm so excited to continue building our program with him at my side."

    Between Clemson and Connecticut, Hourigan played in 185 games and batted .303 for his career. He scored 104 runs, drove in 129 and belted 25 homeruns. At UConn alone, he hit .333 with 17 home runs in 90 games. On the mound, he recorded a 10-8 record in 21 starts for the Huskies and struck out 103 batters in 136.1 innings pitched.

    Entering college, Hourigan was named the 2001 Gatorade Connecticut Player of the Year, while playing at Masuk High School in Monroe. He also helped lead Naugatuck Post 17 to the 2001 American Legion State Championship.

    Hourigan and his wife Connie live in Prospect and welcomed their first child, Jeffrey C. Hourigan Jr. on May 23, 2012.