A native of Manlius, N.Y., Ken Harring enters his 13th season as head coach of the UMass Lowell baseball program and has guided the River Hawks to four NCAA Tournament bids (2005–07, 2011) and a 12-year record of 326-251-1. Harring also boasts a career record of 405-360-1.
Following the 2016 campaign, which saw a young River Hawk squad finish 20-32, Ian Strom became the fourth player to be drafted since 2011, going 262nd overall to the New York Mets in the 22nd round.
Harring and UMass Lowell saw continued success in 2015, finishing third in the America East with a 17-26 overall record and a 10-10 record in conference. Four River Hawks earned America East All-Conference honors including shortstop Danny Mendick who was drafted in the 22nd round by the Chicago White Sox, becoming the third player to be drafted under Harring’s tenure.
The UMass Lowell baseball team transitioned to Division I with little problems in 2014, finishing third in their new conference, the America East, with an overall record of 20-22 and a 10-10 in-conference.
UMass Lowell enjoyed a great deal of success in 2011, going 37-14 and clinching the fourth NCAA Tournament bid of Harring's tenure. While there, the River Hawks eliminated Dowling in the East Regional.