|Title:||Head Coach/Assistant Athletic Director/SAAC Liaison/Community Service & Recruiting Coordinator|
|Previous College:||Johns Hopkins '96|
Dave Beccaria, who is entering his 19th season as head coach during the 2019 season, has led the Haverford College baseball program to unprecedented heights. Beccaria has guided the Fords to Centennial Conference Tournament Championships in the 2012, 2014 and 2016 seasons. In each of those seasons, Haverford has gone on to win a game at the NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional.
Beccaria has established a tradition of winning during his tenure, compiling an overall record of 388-286-4. Those 388 victories rank as the most by a single manager in program history. His squad has made 12 appearances in the Centennial Conference Tournament during his last 14 years as head coach. Including his three Centennial Conference Championships, the Fords have played for the conference title seven times during his tenure. Six of those conference championship appearances have come in the past eight seasons.
Two players, Charlie Carluccio ’11 and Tommy Bergjans ’15, have earned All-America accolades under Beccaria’s guidance. Bergjans was the first NCAA D-III player picked in the 2015 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft as he was selected in the eighth round by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Both Carluccio and Bergjans were the first Centennial Conference Player and Pitcher of the Year in the programs history, respectively.
2016 was a banner year for the Fords, as the team took home the Centennial Conference championship for the third time in five seasons. The Fords saw five student-athletes garner first or second team All-Centennial Conference team: Justin Herring (first team), Sam Partee (first team), Stephen Ridings (second team), John Masella (second team), Ethan Lee-Tyson (second team). In addition, Herring and Sohmer were named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-Region team.
The 2015 season saw the baseball team reach the Centennial Conference playoffs for the eighth straight season. The Fords had three players, Tommy Bergjans (first team), Casey Fox (second team) and Ben Verducci (second team) named to the All-Centennial Conference team. Bergjans became the first person in conference history to be named Centennial Conference Pitcher of the Year three seasons in a row and was selected to the D3baseball.com and ABCA/Rawlings All-American teams.
Beccaria's 2013 class owns the distinction of being the winningest class (108-54) in the history of baseball at Haverford College. This Class of 2014 missed tying that mark by just one victory. Beccaria has broken the program record for wins in a single season four times. The 2011 squad’s 32-10 record currently stands as the winningest season in program history.
Beccaria is a 1996 graduate of Johns Hopkins University, where he was a third baseman and captain for the Blue Jays. In 1997, he served as Hopkins' junior varsity head coach and varsity assistant coach while earning his master's degree in liberal arts. Beccaria joined Haverford's coaching staff as hitting instructor and recruiting coordinator in 1998 and was promoted to head baseball coach in July 2000.
In the summer of 1994, Beccaria was head coach of the Aarau Hawks of the Swiss national league. He also has served as director of baseball operations and hitting instructor at SportsChallenge, a two-week sports/leadership camp designed for aspiring collegiate student-athletes.
A member of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and the ABCA coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic Region rankings, Beccaria lives in Springfield, Pa. with his wife, Susie and daughters, Avery and Ellie.