Ted Hurvul begins his first season as an assistant coach in August of 2019. Hurvul will serve as the co-recruiting coordinator and the pitching coach.
Hurvul comes to Smithfield after serving as the pitching coach at Fairfield for the last four seasons, helping the Stags win 30+ games three times and win the 2016 MAAC Championship. The Stags featured one of the regions top pitching staffs during Hurvul's tenure, leading the MAAC in ERA (3.88), hits allowed per nine (8.14), shutouts (5), strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.08) and walks allowed per nine (3.55) in 2019. Fairfield led the MAAC in K:BB ratio and finished first or second in ERA in each of Hurvul's four seasons.
"I am very thankful and excited for the opportunity coach Klosterman has given me to become part of the Bulldog family," Hurvul said. "The Bryant Baseball program has a track record of great success and tradition that I look forward to building on. I can't wait to meet and begin to develop relationships with all of the players, staff and alumni. Go Bulldogs!"
In his four seasons at Fairfield, Hurvul coached five All-MAAC pitchers, one NEIBA Pitcher of the Year and two pitchers that were selected in the top 15 rounds of the MLB Draft. Fairfield's pitching staff averaged 370 strikeouts per season, including a program-record 422 in 2019.
Prior to his time at Fairfield, Hurvul spent three seasons leading the pitching staff of Washington College, helping the Shoremen to record a 3.35 ERA, their lowest since entering the Centennial Conference in 1994. Additionally, rising senior Dan Jarrell was named the team's MVP in 2015, the first time in over five seasons a pitcher received that distinction.
Hurvul has also spent a summer as a coach in the Cape Cod League. In 2014, Hurvul helped develop two Cape Cod League All-Stars as the Braves were named the President's Cup Champions.
Before getting into coaching, Hurvul was a left-handed pitcher at UCONN during one their most successful year in recent school history. In 2011, the Huskies would win the Big East Regular Season Championship and advance to the Super Regional, finishing the season ranked 11th in the country. Hurvul would be named to the Big East All-Academic team during that season and in 2012.
Hurvul graduated from UCONN in 2012 with a major in Coaching and Administration. He also received a minor in Business Administration. At Washington College, Hurvul earned a Masters of Art in History in 2014.