Jason Tower returns for his fifth season as Head Coach of the RWU Baseball program.
This past year, Tower guided the Hawks to the #2 seed for the Commonwealth Coast Conference Tournament for the second straight year and a berth to the CCC Championship Series. The team finished the regular season with 17 wins, including three wins over regionally-ranked opponents. He coached nine Hawks to the All-CCC Team, including the CCC Pitcher of the Year and the CCC Defensive Player of the Year.
In 2018, Tower led Roger Williams to the #2 seed for the Commonwealth Coast Conference Tournament after going 11-5 in CCC play. Instilling a never-say-die attitude, the Hawks made it a habit of winning late on the year with four walk-off wins on the season. Under his tutelage, five student-athletes were selected to the All-CCC Team, while Tower himself was selected as CCC Co-Coach of the Year.
In Tower’s second season, the Baseball team finished with a 12-27 overall record and finishing in eighth place in the Commonwealth Coast Conference. Tower helped coach a pair of All-CCC players including sophomore catcher Chris Bosco, who was a force behind the plate all year. He threw out 29 runners attempting to steal, leading not only the CCC but all of Division III. He would be named to the NEIBA and ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division III All-Region Third Team.
In his first season at the helm of the Hawks, Tower led RWU to a 15-22-1 overall record, finishing in seventh place in the Commonwealth Coast Conference. During the year, the team collected three doubleheader sweeps on the season including two during the Florida Spring Break trip against Montclair State and SUNY-IT and a CCC sweep of Eastern Nazarene. In addition, Tower coached two Hawks to the All-CCC team, including Kevin Baker on the All-CCC Second Team and Jaime Timothy on the All-CCC Third Team.
Tower came to Roger Williams University after spending the past three seasons as Assistant Coach at Tufts University. He specialized in coaching outfielders and hitters, assisting the Jumbos to an 8-4 mark in the New England Small College Athletic Conference in the 2015 season and a 26-10 record overall.
Prior to assisting at Tufts University, Tower spent a year as the Assistant Coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Similarly, Tower spent two years assisting at Lasell College, where he aided the team to a university-record 21 wins in the 2011 season.
In addition, Tower has experience at the club and camp level, with coaching stints at RBI Academy, and a number of clinics, including ones hosted by Harvard, Brown Columbia, Yale, Stanford, Boston College, William and Mary, Holy Cross, Franklin Pierce, Headfirst, Top 96, RBI, and South Shore Baseball Club.
Tower is a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association, and Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Association.
Tower graduated from Eastern Nazarene College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Communications. He continued his studies at Tufts University, earning a Master’s of Arts degree in Teacher Education in 2015.