Tim Byrnes is in his ninth year as the head baseball coach at Hamilton College. Byrnes guided Joe Jensen '15 to a NESCAC all-conference second team selection in 2014. Two Continentals finished in the conference's top 10 in batting average and Jensen was the leader in stolen bases. Four Hamilton baseball student-athletes earned spots on the NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team.
Byrnes guided the Continentals to a program record for wins in a season in 2013. Three of his players have received a total of four NESCAC all-conference honors and Gabe Klein made the 2012 D3baseball.com All-Region Team. In 2013 Hamilton players led the conference in stolen bases, walks and saves, and the Continentals topped the NESCAC with a school-record 85 swipes.
Byrnes' players hold program records for most runs, hits, doubles, triples, total bases, stolen bases, strikeouts, innings pitched and highest batting average and on-base percentage in a career. Ten individual and 10 team season records have been set under Byrnes' leadership. The Continentals are 4-3 against Utica College in the Jackie Robinson Game with Byrnes as head coach.
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 outfielder on the St. Lawrence University varsity baseball team. He earned a degree in sports and leisure studies with a minor in education. Byrnes is from Cazenovia, N.Y.
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.