|ALMA MATER||LaSalle, '04|
Jay Snyder completed his ninth season with the Wolves in 2017 while working with both the hitters and outfielders, and serving as the recruiting coordinator. In 2014, Snyder was promoted to Associate Head Coach.
Snyder helped the Wolves to a slew of offensive records during the 32-21 2017 campaign: school reords in runs (391), RBI's (343), and walks (249), a second-place finish in on-base percentage (.403), and third-place ranks with a .305 batting average and 545 total hits. The Wolves also tied a school record with 26 hits and scored the second-most runs on record in a 29-0 rout of Goldey-Beacom on Feb. 26.
Newberry outfielders had a stellar year in 2017, with Daymon Totherow earning first team all-South Atlantic Conference recognition, an all-Eastern College Athletic Conference nod, and being named the SAC's Gold Glove Right Fielder by the league's coaches. Danton Hyman earned Gold Glove recognition in center field as well.
Snyder has been instrumental in the Wolves' success in recent years, helping the team to four consecutive 30-win seasons. The 2017 senior class graduated as the winningest in school history, racking up 129 wins during their time in scarlet and gray.
Originally from Milton, Pa., Snyder began his coaching career at Keystone College where he served as the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator. Keystone recorded the top four batting averages in school history under Snyder, with a tops of .385 in 2007. In 2008, Coach Snyder helped his hitters rank in the top 10 nationally in 5 offensive categories. During his four years at Keystone, the team won four straight North Eastern Athletic Conference Championships and churned out 32 All-Conference players, had six players sign professional contracts, four Conference Players of the Year, three Pitchers of the Year, two ECAC Championships and one All-American.
Snyder spent the 2008 and 2009 summers working as a hitting coach for the Danbury Westerners of the New England Collegiate Baseball League.
Snyder started his playing career at Keystone College where he played two seasons and was named MVP in 2002. After receiving his Associate’s Degree from Keystone, he went on to LaSalle University where he would continue playing and earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. During his time at LaSalle, Snyder was voted as a two year Team Captain while playing in the Atlantic 10 Conference.