Former Quinnipiac University baseball stand-out Kyle Nisson will rejoin the Bobcats as a volunteer assistant coach in 2013-14. Nisson graduated from Quinnipiac in 2012 following a four-year career under long-time Bobcats head coach Dan Gooley.
Following his playing career in Hamden, Nisson signed with the Worcester (Mass.) Tornadoes of the CanAm League. Nisson was an all Northeast Conference selection in 2011 and named to the College Sports Madness All-NEC Second Team in 2012. He led NCAA Division I baseball in the "Toughest To Strike Out" category in 2013, striking out five times in 171 at-bats, or roughly once every 34.2 at-bats, to lead the nation in the category.
Nisson finished his senior year tied for the team lead in hits (54), while leading the team in doubles (8), runs scored (26), on-base percentage (.377). An All-NEC Second Team selection by the conference as a junior, Nisson batted .316 (54-171) while also driving in 17 runs. He also finished the year as the second hardest batter in NCAA Division I baseball to strike out.
Behind the plate, Nisson was third among all NEC catchers as he threw out 12 runners for the year. Nisson also collected a team-high 18 multiple-hit games, including four with three or more and was one of two players in the NEC this season to put together a five-hit game. In that game, a 17-3 win against Mount St. Mary's that also stood as Head Coach Dan Gooley's 500th career victory, Nisson was 5-for-6 with a double, four RBI and five runs scored. Nisson was also named to College Sports Madness' Preseason All-NEC Team.