Head Coach Will Sanborn has built one of the most consistently successful NCAA DIII programs in the country. One of just eight New England coaches to register at least 600 career victories, Sanborn – a 2013 Maine Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, owns a 629-341-5 (.649) career record over 23 seasons with 18 championships, including 13 conference crowns and five NAIA New England titles, and 20 winning seasons. Saint Joseph’s has reached the 25-victory plateau in 16 of Sanborn’s 23 years and posted 30 or more wins on 11 occasions. Over the last 11 years, St. Joe’s has won nine conference championships with eight NCAA DIII Tournament appearances under his watch.
Coach Tielinen, from New Gloucester, Maine, received his BS in Kinesiology and Physical Education from the University of Maine and is currently a Performance Coach at the OA Performance Center in Saco. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Coach Tielinen specializes in training the overhead athlete utilizing proven methods to improve the athletes’ shoulder health, mobility, velocity, strength and speed and has designed and implemented the Monks’ Off-Season and In-Season strength training programs since 2009.
Lincoln Sanborn joins the coaching ranks after playing for the Monks for three seasons. A transfer from NCAA DI program St. John’s University (NY), the two-time All-Conference honoree underwent Tommy John surgery on his right (throwing) elbow in the fall of 2012. Through dedication to his rehabilitation plan, Sanborn made his way back to the mound and finished his collegiate career with an 18-4 record along with a 2.78 ERA and 140 strikeouts in 145.2 innings.