Tim Byrnes is in his seventh year as the head baseball coach at Hamilton College. Byrnes guided Gabe Klein '13 to NESCAC all-conference and D3baseball.com New England Region all-region honors in 2012. Klein set a program record for most walks in a season and led the conference in on-base percentage. Sam Choate '12 graduated as the team's career leader in hits, runs, total bases and stolen bases. Two players made the 2012 NESCAC Spring All-Academic team.
Byrnes led Hamilton to three straight years of 10-plus wins for the first time in program history from 2008 to 2010. The Continentals set a team record for victories in a season with 14 in 2009. Hamilton established a program mark for stolen bases in a season (66), and tied the record for triples (9) in 2010.
In 2009, Hamilton set nine team records under Byrnes. Six different players set eight single-season records in 2009. Byrnes' players hold program records for most runs, hits, doubles, total bases, wins, strikeouts and highest batting average in a career. Max Foster '10 was a NESCAC all-conference team selection in 2009. Six players have made the NESCAC spring all-academic team. The Continentals are 3-2 in the annual 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 was an assistant at Morrisville in 2004. He earned two varsity letters as an outfielder on the St. Lawrence University baseball team. Byrnes graduated in 2002 with a degree in sports and leisure studies and a minor in education. He is from Cazenovia, N.Y.
Danny Barth is in his first 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.
Andrew Wall is in his first year with the Hamilton College baseball staff. He pitched for two years in professional baseball with the independent Alpine (Texas) Cowboys and the Auburn Doubledays (short-season Class A affiliate of the Washington Nationals).
Wall earned Pecos League all-star honors with the Alpine Cowboys, and helped the team win the league's regular season and postseason championships. At Auburn, he was part of a team that won the 2012 Leo Pinckney Division title.
In four years at Division III Ithaca College, Wall was a two-time Empire 8 Conference all-star. He helped the Bombers win a pair of conference championships and make two trips to the NCAA regionals. Wall volunteered with Ithaca's coaching staff in 2012 and 2013 when the Bombers earned NCAA postseason bids both seasons. Ithaca placed third in the Division III World Series in 2013. Wall earned his bachelor's degree in sociology with a focus in criminal justice.