Assistant Coach- Volunteer Assistant Coach
Garrett Quinn begins his third season as the volunteer assistant coach for the University of Florida baseball program. Quinn is responsible for assisting with the pitching staff and serving as the bullpen coach during games.
Quinn, 26, played collegiately at the University of Maine from 1994-97 and served as the volunteer assistant coach at his alma mater in 1998. A right-handed pitcher from Skowhegan, Maine, Quinn went 9-3 during his senior season with a 3.28 ERA while earning America East Conference Pitcher of the Year honors. He was a four-year letterwinner at Maine, serving as the team captain in his final two seasons. Quinn also played professionally with the Bangor Blue Ox, an independent league affiliate, upon the completion of his collegiate career.
During his one-year stint on the Maine coaching staff, the Black Bears posted a 24-27 overall mark, including a 16-8 record in the America East Conference.
Quinn has also been heavily involved in summer baseball. This summer, Quinn traveled to Puerto Rico in June as coach for the Roberto Clemente All Stars. Quinn served as the pitching coach for the Edenton (N.C.) Steamers in the Coastal Plain League during the summer of 1999. Edenton finished third in the final standings with a 27-23 overall record, posting a team ERA of 3.62, fourth-best in the league, with three pitchers with ERAs under 3.00. Among the Steamer staff guided by Quinn was Chris Spigner, who attends South Carolina. Spigner posted a 1.20 ERA, third-best in the league, while recording a 6-1 record. He has already been hired as the pitching coach for Cape Cod League's Cotuit Kettleers for the summer of 2001.
Quinn, who is pursuing a Master's in Leadership in Higher Education at Florida, is single and resides in Gainesville. He enjoys playing golf in his spare time.
THE QUINN FILE
Birthdate: September 5, 1974.
Education: Bachelor's in business administration with marketing concentration, University of Maine, 1998.
Coaching Career: Volunteer Assistant Coach, University of Florida, 1998-Present; Assistant Coach, Edenton Steamers, Summer 1999; Head Coach, Athens Trojans Connie Mack Team, Summer 1998; Volunteer Assistant Coach, University of Maine, 1998.
Coaching Highlights: Helped Maine to a 24-27 overall record in 1998 as a volunteer assistant coach. Playing Career: Bangor Blue Ox, 1997; University of Maine, 1994-97; Skowhegan High School, 1989-93.