Dave McNamara has extensive experience as a coach, athlete and teacher. With over 100 wins as a college head coach (Anna Maria College) including multiple Coach of the Year awards, McNamara’s teams hold school records for wins along with the only baseball Championship Title in school history (ECAC 2011). Some coaching highlights include taking an 0-28 team to 21 wins in just three years, followed by seasons with 26 wins and 24 wins, while averaging 22 wins per year from 2010-2013.
Inducted into the Clark University (‘04) Hall of Fame in 2019, McNamara is one of few college athletes anywhere with over 100 career hits in baseball and over 1,800 career points (2nd All-Time at Clark) in basketball. McNamara was an Academic-All American and 1st Team All-Conference player in both sports. As a team-captain in both baseball and basketball, he led Clark to back to back NCAA Elite Eight Appearances in basketball, while earning multiple awards including All-Regional Honors and New England Rookie of the Year Honors.
Along with coaching experience and directing camps, McNamara has been a teacher in Worcester since 2005 and has an MBA from Anna Maria College. He and his wife, Julie, also own the Vintage Retriever, a home décor/antique shop, in Holden.
Coach Dave McNamara has been running youth baseball camps and clinics since 2009. Mac's Baseball camps focus on providing a positive and fun learning experience for youth baseball players, improving their skills and helping them to gain confidence. The coaching staff includes Dave and his brothers, Jim and Shaun (see Bio's below) along with local college coaches and players, high school coaches and coaches with professional playing and scouting experience. Our coaches offer expertise in hitting, pitching, fielding and more.
Shaun works in Major League Baseball as a Professional Scout for the New York Mets. Shaun has a significant baseball resume and has been a coach and guest-speaker at many of our camps and clinics.
A Brown University graduate (2006), and four year starter as a pitcher and baseball captain, Shaun pitched professionally for the Worcester Tornadoes and the North Shore Spirit, earning the CanAm’s Rookie of the Year award in his first professional season in 2006.
As part of his duties with the Mets, he was tasked with “advance scouting” the Chicago Cubs for the 2015 National League Championship Series – the Mets won the series in a four-game sweep and went on to the World Series. Shaun previously worked as the pitching coach at Amherst College and also speaks at various baseball events, including the annual World Baseball Coaches Convention at Mohegan Sun and at Brown University.
Jim is currently the Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Worcester Academy. Jim has coached at many summer camps and also winter vacation clinics over the past several years.
In 2016, Jim led Worcester Academy to an 18-7 record and the NEPSAC Finals. An Anna Maria College graduate, Jim was a three-year captain and holds the school's all-time wins (20) record as a pitcher. He led AMC to their only baseball Championship in school history in 2011 and single season wins record (26) while graduating 2nd all-time in hits and RBIs. Jim also played professional baseball in the Independent CanAm League in 2011.
He is also a pitching coach for the New England Ruffnecks Baseball Program, which had 15 former players drafted in the last three MLB amateur drafts. Previously, he was the head coach at Burncoat High School and pitching coach at Anna Maria College. In addition to coaching, McNamara serves as an associate scout for the Chicago Cubs and is also a teacher in Leominster.