Tim Byrnes is in his eighth year as the head baseball coach at Hamilton College. Byrnes guided the Continentals to a program-record 16 wins in 2013 and he has coached Hamilton to 72 victories so far.
Two of Byrnes' players have received a total of three NESCAC all-conference honors and Gabe Klein made the D3baseball.com all-region team in 2012. Three student-athletes made the 2013 NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team. Hamilton players led the conference in stolen bases, walks and saves last year, and the Continentals topped the NESCAC with a school-record 85 swipes.
Byrnes led Hamilton to three straight years of 10-plus wins for the first time in program history from 2008 to 2010. Byrnes' players hold program records for most runs, hits, doubles, total bases, strikeouts, innings pitched and highest batting average and on-base percentage in a career. The Continentals are 4-2 in the Jackie Robinson Game against Utica College under Byrnes.
Byrnes was the head coach at Morrisville State College in 2005 and 2006. One Morrisville player was selected a National Junior College Association of America (NJCAA) Division III All-American in 2006. The All-America award was the first in program history. Byrnes' players earned two NJCAA academic All-America and two academic all-region honors.
Byrnes earned two varsity letters as an outfielder on the St. Lawrence University baseball team. He graduated with a degree in sports and leisure studies and a minor in education. Byrnes is from Cazenovia, N.Y.
Danny Barth is in his second year as an assistant coach with the Hamilton College baseball team. Barth graduated from Lewis & Clark College in 2004. He was a four-year letter winner and a three-year starter at catcher, and occasionally played first base and right field. Barth served as an assistant baseball coach at his alma mater, Rex Putnam High School, prior to beginning graduate school.
Barth earned his master's degree and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 2012. He currently serves as an assistant professor in the department of economics at Hamilton.
Garrett Lamborn is in his first year as an assistant coach with the Hamilton College baseball team. Lamborn was on the Wesleyan University coaching staff from 2010 to 2014. He helped the Cardinals to three NESCAC championship appearances, two first-place finishes in the NESCAC West Division and their first conference title in 2014.
Lamborn was a four-year letter winner and a two-year starter in the outfield at Wesleyan from 2006 to 2009. He emerged as the starting left fielder his junior year and led the team with a .380 batting average and an on-base percentage of .472. As a senior he hit .359 with a .468 on-base percentage and a team-best .594 slugging percentage. Lamborn and the Cardinals made their first NESCAC championship appearance in four years.
Lamborn played semi-professional baseball for a season in Belgium and for three seasons in South Australia, and played in the independent Peach State League in Macon, Georgia. He graduated from Wesleyan with a degree in mathematics and economics.