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Joe Consolmango returns to alma mater as Volunteer head coach

Joe Consolmango

LOWELL, Mass. — Less than four years after an illustrious career with the River Hawks, Joe Consolmango ’16 has returned to the UMass Lowell baseball program as he will spend the 2020 campaign in the dugout as a volunteer coach.

Consolmagno comes home after two years on Fitchburg State’s coaching staff under former UMass Lowell assistant Kevin Barnaby, in which Consolmagno oversaw an offense that scored the most runs in school history (269) en route to the Falcons winning a program-record 26 games in 2019.

“Playing at Lowell were some of the best years of my life,” remarked Consolmagno. “I loved going to battle every day with UMass Lowell across my chest as a player, and it’s a dream come true to do it as a coach.”

Prior to his tenure at Fitchburg, the Worcester, Mass. native spent time as an assistant for the Wachusett Dirt Dogs of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League and for Saint Peter Marian High School, where Consolmagno spent his high school career.

As a player under Ken Harring, Joe Consolmagno appeared in 178 games with 170 starts during the River Hawks’ Division I transition. The outfielder batted .268 with 167 hits, 106 runs, 77 RBI and ranks first all-time with 14 career triples.

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