Greg Harjula will begin his first year as head coach of the Lasell College Baseball program, after a three year stint as assistant coach of the Lasers. Coach Harjula has been with the Lasers’ Baseball program for all four seasons since the inception of the program, in 2008.
Harjula came on board with the Lasers during their initial year as a club sport, and then helped the team to an incredibly successful inaugural season as a varsity NCAA team, in 2009. During that season, the Lasers finished with a 10-24 overall record, a 6th place finish in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC), and a spot in the first round of the GNAC Tournament. As a second year program, in 2010, the Lasers finished in 5th place in the conference, defeated nationally ranked program, St. Joseph’s College of Maine, and earned the fifth seed in the GNAC Tournament. Coach Harjula has also coached three athletes onto the GNAC All-Conference teams, including one Rookie of the Year.
Prior to his time at Lasell, Harjula worked a one year stint at Randolph High School as the varsity head baseball coach, in 2007. Harjula was a four year starter at Eastern Nazarene College, in Quincy, Massachusetts, and served as captain his senior year.
A native of Rockland, Maine, Harjula is still an active player in the Yawkey League as a member of the South Boston Saints. Coach Harjula currently resides in Marshfield, Massachusetts with his wife Amy and their newborn son, Colton.