Coach K is entering his third spring with the Lions, after joining the staff in January of 2016. Chaves graduated from NEWMAC rival Babson College in 2012 with a degree in Business Management with a concentration in Finance and Economics.
Coach Chaves will continue his role as pitching coach for the 2018 season.
Chaves played two seasons for the Beavers varsity team as a relief pitcher and then decided to organize, manage and play for Babson College's very successful club baseball program. His time there overlapped with Coach Vennochi as a player and a coach.
Since graduation Chaves has played for the Malden Maddogs in the Yawkey League alongside Vennochi. In five seasons with the Maddogs, Chaves has pitched in 59 games totaling 197 innings. He has a 15-17 record with a 3.02 ERA over that time. In his YBL career, Chaves has struck out 162 batters while only allowing 96 walks and 191 hits.
Chaves, a native of Martha's Vineyard MA currently works as a Financial Analyst at O'Reilly Media in Downtown Boston.