|Title:||Baseball Assistant Coach|
|Previous College:||Southern Maine '94|
Returning for his 27th season (1993-2019) on the Huskies’ coaching staff after a five-year professional career in the Boston Red Sox organization, Vinnie Degifico was one of the most feared hitters in New England college baseball history. He will be the hitting and infield coach this season.
Degifico was a two-time NCAA Division III All-American (1986 and 1987) during his three-year career as a member of the Huskies. He led the nation in hitting in 1986 with a .526 batting average. He still holds career records in many offensive power categories, and is third in career batting average at .412. Degifico advanced to the Red Sox AA team in New Britain, Connecticut, before finishing his playing career at the conclusion of the 1991 season.
Because of his experiences at the professional level, Degifico was able to bring new ideas and techniques to the USM hitters, according to head coach Ed Flaherty.
The South Portland, Maine, native returned to Southern Maine after his professional playing days to receive his degree in history in 1994. He was inducted into the University Southern Maine Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996. He and his wife, Cindy, reside in South Portland and have two children.