December 14, 2010


Clay Field Joins RIC Baseball Staff

Providence, R.I.—Rhode Island College announced the hiring of Clayton Field to the position of assistant baseball coach. Field boasts a wealth of experience and achievement in both coaching and recruiting, which will be his essential roles within the Anchorman baseball program.


Field will work under second-year Head Coach Scott Virgulak. In his first season at the helm, Virgulak’s club posted a winning season, 21-18, and finished third place in the Little East Conference behind only Eastern Connecticut and Keene State, both of which advanced to the NCAA Tournament.




"I'm very excited to be here and be part of the Rhode Island College athletic department,” Field said. “I'm looking forward to working with Coach Virgulak, Assistant Coach Matt Bergeron and the student-athletes to build upon the baseball program’s rich tradition."


Field has experience across a wide spectrum of competition levels, including high school, American Legion and NCAA Div. II. He has done most of his coaching in the immediate area, giving him advanced knowledge of the local baseball landscape. 


For three seasons, Field was an assistant at Bryant University during a tremendous run for the program. With Field in the dugout in 2004, the Bulldogs won a school-record 40 games. Bryant’s run that season went well into late May, when they made their first-ever trip to the Div. II College World Series and finished with the No. 6 overall national ranking.


Field spent an additional two seasons working at the collegiate level at Rollins College in Florida from 2006-2008. 


Since returning to the area, Field has been active in American Legion baseball, serving as head coach of South Attleboro’s Post 312 for two years. He spent last season as the head coach at nearby Attleboro High School. Field has worked extensively as an instructor at various baseball camps, clinics and academies. Currently, Field instructs at Upper Deck Baseball Academy and for the Rhode Island Rebels Baseball Club. 


As a college athlete, Field had an accomplished career as an outfielder, catcher and designated hitter at Bryant. He was a .331 career hitter over his four years in the lineup. Field’s teams won qualified for three Northeast 10 conference tournaments and won two regular season conference titles. The Bulldogs also made an appearance in the regional round of the NCAA Tournament during Field’s career.


Field is a 2003 graduate of Bryant University, where he obtained a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a marketing concentration and a minor in psychology. In 2007, Field completed a Master of Education degree in physical education and coaching at Boston University.


A 1999 graduate of South Kingstown High School, Field currently resides in Warwick with his fiancée Jennifer and son Jackson.