September 2, 2008


Rhode Island College Names Norm Worthington
Assistant Baseball Coach


Providence, RI—Rhode Island College has named Norm Worthington as an assistant baseball coach. He will primarily serve as the team’s pitching coach. He will assist Head Coach Jay Grenier with all phases of the RIC baseball program, including recruiting, scouting, administering practice and game coaching.


“I am looking forward to working with the team and competing against my alma mater Eastern Connecticut in the very competitive Little East Conference,” Worthington said. “I hope to help the Anchormen take the next step and compete for a title in the near future.”




Worthington has a wealth of coaching experience, which includes stops as the pitching coach at the University of Rhode Island, as well as, La Salle Academy and South Kingstown High School.


He was a standout pitcher at Eastern Connecticut State University from 1986-90. During his four years as a Warrior, Worthington appeared in 48 games, starting 41 of them. He owns a 26-9 record to go along with a 3.39 ERA and 158 strikeouts in 273.1 innings pitched.  Eastern Connecticut went to the NCAA Tournament in each of his four years, culminating with a National Championship in 1990. The Narragansett, Rhode Island native remains fourth all-time at ECSU in starts, innings pitched and complete games, while ranking sixth in wins.


Worthington earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Eastern Connecticut in 1990. He minored in athletic coaching.


He resides in South Kingstown, Rhode Island with his wife Raylene and their two sons Jared (14) and Ryan (11).