21  Joe Pennucci
Joe Pennucci

Last College:
Northern Colorado ('02)

Position:
Associate Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator


04/23/2013

Baseball faces CCSU and NYIT this week

Seawolves tackle a pair of non-conference games this week, including a home game Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

04/21/2013

Excellent pitching fuels baseball's win at Maine

Zamora and Lee combine to blank Maine with nine strikeouts; Parenty drives in winning run.

04/20/2013

Vanderka tosses complete game but baseball swept at Maine

Seawolves drop a pair of one-run games despite Vanderka's fifth complete game of the year.

04/19/2013

Baseball journeys to Maine this weekend

Seawolves looking to climb up the America East standings this weekend.

04/17/2013

Baseball blanks NYIT behind strong pitching

Three Seawolves pitchers combine for 15 strikeouts.

Joe Pennucci is the Associate Head Coach of the Stony Brook baseball team, having been promoted from assistant coach in August 2012. He also serves as the team's recruiting coordinator and has been instrumental in the program's skyrocketing success.

Since Pennucci arrived prior to the 2007 season, Stony Brook has been to three NCAA Regionals in his tenure including the 2012 memorable run to the College World Series when Stony Brook won a school record and NCAA-best 52 games. The program has been the most dominant in America East during this span, having gone 73-29 in conference games since 2010 alone.

Pennucci has shown that he can recruit and help develop players who can play at the next level as Stony Brook has seen 12 student-athletes get selected in the MLB Draft during his tenure, including a record seven players in 2012, which included the program's first-ever first-round selection in Travis Jankowski. Over his seven years at Stony Brook, the Seawolves have had a national player of the year, six All-Americans, and five freshman All-Americans. Stony Brook has also taken home a combined eight America East Player, Pitcher and Rookie of the Year awards.

In addition to his duties as recruiting coordinator, Pennucci works with hitters and is responsible for overall team defense. In 2012, the Seawolves ranked in the top 10 in the nation in nine offensive categories including batting average, scoring and hits and were 10th in fielding percentage after leading the country in the category in 2011. In 2010, the team also was sixth in the nation in batting average and 30th in fielding.

Prior to his time at Stony Brook, Pennucci served as the associate head baseball coach and recruiting coordinator for the Dominican College Chargers in Orangeburg, N.Y. for two seasons. The Chargers won two conference championships and received an NCAA Regional bid in 2006 after posting a 42-19 record. Pennucci helped the Chargers win 69 games in two seasons and mentored two student-athletes who went on to be selected in the MLB Draft.

Pennucci started his college playing career at Garden City Community College in Kansas. After one season at GCCC he played three seasons at Dana College in Blair, Nebraska where he was an all-conference catcher.

Pennucci grew up in Loveland, Colorado where he attended Loveland High School. He coached for four seasons prior to his collegiate career. He graduated with a psychology degree from the University of Northern Colorado and earned his Masters of Arts liberal studies from Stony Brook University.