SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara baseball announced the hiring of Keith Beauregard as an assistant coach on Tuesday. Beauregard will act as the hitting coach and assist with recruiting.
"Great programs are all about great people," said Santa Clara head coach Dan O'Brien. "We are committed to surrounding our guys with outstanding human beings who are also great baseball coaches and we've certainly done that with the addition of Keith. Our players love coming to the yard and working with our staff everyday and that's what it's all about."
"I am humbled and honored to become a part of Santa Clara baseball - a program continuously defined by tradition, loyalty and excellence," said Beauregard. "I want to thank the coaching staff, players and athletic department for welcoming me into the community and for making my 3,000-mile trip west such a smooth and effortless transition. In meeting with Coach O'Brien and the rest of the baseball staff, the future is bright and the vision is clear; we are here to produce pro-ready athletes, great leaders, innovators and of course to win. Alumni, faculty, students, and the entire city of Santa Clara should be commended for what has been built and excited for what lies ahead. The 2013 Broncos are driven to succeed and we pledge to add to the legacy that is Bronco Baseball."
Beauregard was the assistant coach, recruiting coordinator, hitting and outfield coach at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell from 2011-12. In his two years at Lowell, the team produced three professional players and the team advanced to the 2011 NCAA East Regional after being given an at-large bid for finishing the season 37-14 overall and 18-8 in the Northeast-10.
Beauregard arrived in Lowell after a standout career with the Worcester Tornado's of the Can-Am League and the Saint Anselm Hawks in the Northeast-10. Beauregard put up strong numbers with the Tornado's from 2005-07, with a career average of .288. His finest season came in 2007 as he hit .317 with five home runs, 31 RBI and 15 stolen bases.
While a member of the Saint Anselm College Hawks, under current UMass Lowell head coach Ken Harring from 2002-05, Beauregard set many program records that still stand today. Among his achievements, he owns the Saint Anselm mark for career hits (223), singles (148), doubles (46) and triples (15), while sitting in second for career RBI (102).
While at Saint Anselm, he earned his degree in Criminal Justice. After completing his career with Worcester, Beauregard worked for Prudential Douglas Elliman in New York as a real estate agent from 2008-2010.