Nick Cenatiempo was named the 10th head baseball coach in Saint Anselm College history on June 7, 2017. He will begin his third season at the helm of the Hawks baseball team in 2020.
Cenatiempo returned to the Hilltop after a two-year stint as the top assistant under Joe Brown at SUNY Cortland. The Red Dragons went 81-17 during his two years, appearing in back-to-back NCAA Regionals and playing in the College World Series in 2016. Cenatiempo worked with the pitching staff at Cortland, guiding the group to a 3.16 ERA during his two seasons.
Prior to Cortland, Cenatiempo served as an assistant coach under Barry Rosen from 2011-2015 at Saint Anselm. During his five years, the Hawks posted 95 wins, including back-to-back 20-win seasons and an NCAA Tournament bid in 2012. During that campaign, Cenatiempo coached national ERA leader John Healy, who posted an 8-2 mark with a 1.06 ERA with 98 strikeouts while earning Northeast-10 Conference First Team and ABCA Second Team All-American honors.
Cenatiempo also has head coaching experience in the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL), having served as manager of the Upper Valley Nighthawks in 2016, the team's inaugural season, and the Laconia Muskrats in 2015. Cenatiempo was also named the manager of the Northern Division All Star Team in 2015 with the Muskrats.
After leaving Manchester West High School in 2006, Cenatiempo went on to play college baseball at Division I St. John's University in Queens, N.Y., where he posted a 4.75 ERA over 67 career appearances including 15 starts. Cenatiempo went 8-5 during his career with the Red Storm, posting 124 strikeouts in 159.0 innings pitched. The team went 156-77 over those four years, winning three Big East Championships and qualifying for the NCAA Tournament three times.
Cenatiempo, who resides in Manchester, holds a bachelor's degree in sports management from St. John's and a master's degree in sports management from SUNY Cortland.