Head baseball coach Donnie McKillop has been named the field manager of the New Britain Bees of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League of New England, the summer league team has announced.
In addition to coaching the Bees, Donnie will continue in his Loomis Chaffee positions as assistant athletic director, baseball coach, and dorm head of Warham Hall.
The Futures Collegiate Baseball League of New England is a summer collegiate league, similar to that of the well-known Cape Cod Baseball League, that simulates a minor league baseball atmosphere and helps local college baseball players stay sharp for their upcoming seasons.
In his three years at Loomis, Donnie has led the Pelicans to two league titles on the baseball field. He helped to coach League Player of the Year, who is currently playing at Marist College. Under Donnie’s leadership the Pelicans have a 40-12 record and have had 15 All-League players. Including the Class of 2021, Donnie has placed 27 college ballplayers across all levels, including a major league draft pick in Guerrero.
In an interview with the New Britain Bees communications team, Coach McKillop said, “I’m stoked to be able to get to work with so many athletes with different backgrounds. As a team, we will get everyone to reach their potential together, while playing a fun brand of baseball that will make the fans proud every time they come to New Britain Stadium.”
Donnie and his wife, Katy, a dorm affiliate and assistant coach of the boys swimming and diving team, live on campus with their three young children.