Pat Austin joined the SNHU baseball program as an assistant coach prior to the 2013 season. During the 2015 season, he served as co-interim head coach for the Penmen, guiding SNHU to a 31-14 mark and the program's fourth straight NCAA regional appearance. Austin was elevated to associate head coach in September 2017.
Prior to his arrival at SNHU, Austin spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Saint Anselm College. In 2011 he worked with the Hawk defense as Saint Anselm finished seventh nationally in fielding percentage (.967). In 2012 he served as the team’s hitting coach as the Hawks broke a bevy of school offensive records en route to qualifying for the NCAA East Regional. He also oversaw Saint Anselm’s strength and conditioning program.
From 2007-11, Austin served as the head coach of the New Hampshire Hammerheads club program. He guided the program’s U13 team to division titles in 2007 and 2009, while his U14 team in 2010 advanced to the New England quarterfinals.
A native of Wallingford, Conn., Austin was a four-year varsity player at Keene State College. He served as team captain of the Owls as a junior and senior and Keene State qualified for the Little East Tournament in each of his four seasons. As a senior KSC participated in the ECAC Tournament. He also spent the summer of 2003 playing for the Brighton Buccaneers of the Rawlings National League, the premier baseball league in England.
A 2005 graduate of Keene State with a degree in Safety Studies, Austin is currently pursuing his master’s in Safety and Health Management from KSC.