SHREWSBURY – Saint John’s High School has a new head baseball coach.
Casey Cummins, who is from Auburn, graduated from Saint John’s in 2008.
“As a proud Saint John’s alum and former player and coach, I truly understand the importance of this position and the program’s history of excellence,” he said. “I am honored to continue this legacy and look forward to not only emphasizing the growth and advancement of our baseball program but also, and most importantly, of our student-athletes as they develop both on and off the field.”
While he was at the high school, Cummins was a successful student-athlete. After graduation, he attended Merrimack College, graduated with a bachelor’s in liberal arts and later received his master’s in education from Worcester State.
Cummins currently is a middle school Social Studies teacher at Saint John’s. He joined the school the past fall. Headmaster Alex Zequeira said Saint John’s has already seen his dedication and investment in the students in the classroom. Cummins has a vision for the future of the baseball program, he said.
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“Casey’s pride for Saint John’s, his experience and his dedication to our mission as a school made a strong impression on our committee,” said Zequeira. “We hired a great ‘baseball guy’ who understands the game and the important role that athletics plays in the formation of boys and young men as Pioneers.”
Cummins will fill the shoes of Charlie Eppinger, who served as head coach for 18 seasons. While he was in college, Cummins worked under Eppinger as a roving assistant. After he graduated college, he coached baseball in various capacities, including most recently as head baseball coach at Sutton High School.
“Casey is a great choice for the Saint John’s baseball program,” said Eppinger. “He has an infectious passion and enthusiasm for the game and will be an excellent coach and role model both on and off the field. I’m excited for Casey and look forward to the program’s continued success.”