Gassman named head coach of Hyannis Mets 
Robinson opts not to return after inaugural year

August 21, 2008


Written by Kathleen Szmit
The Hyannis Mets announced Aug. 21 that head coach Rick Robinson will not be returning next season.

According to Hyannis General Manager Bill Bussiere, Robinson cited his family as his reason for leaving the team. The former coach wanted to spend more time with them during the summer season.

“For Rick, family comes first,” said Bussiere.

Stepping into the position for the 2009 season will be Chad Gassman, formerly Hyannis’ assistant coach.

According to a press release from the Hyannis Athletic Association, Gassman, the pitching coach for Hyannis in 2008, led the team to finish with a 3.21 ERA, third-best in the league, while allowing fewer hits (344) than any other club.

Off the field, Gassman was an instrumental player in the popular Hyannis Mets Youth Baseball Academy, which saw record attendance and growth in the 2008 season.

Gassman is the head coach at Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa, where he will be entering his third season at the helm in 2009. He also serves as events/facilities coordinator for the Waldorf Warriors athletic department.


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