NECC Observer

The student news website of Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill and Lawrence, Mass.

Xavier Nunez named softball head coach

Former NECC Baseball Player Xavier Nunez and the current assistant baseball coach under  Jeff Mejia was named the softball head coach earlier this year for the upcoming season in 2022.

Nunez played baseball under coach Mejia from 2016 and 2017 before transferring to New England College in Henniker, N.H.

Nunez as a senior played in 46 games batted .383

He helped the team to earn there first ever conference championship in NECC history and advanced to NCAA Division three tournament where they won the New England Regional championship before losing in the Super Regional.


NECC softball head coach Xavier Nunez

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Nunez said he thanks Mejia and Blair for this opportunity.

“I’m very proud it is a happy moment definitely in my career. It’s my fist job coaching college sports I been helping Jeff (Mejia) coach the baseball team and I’m happy him and Dan (Blair) were confident me enough to give me this job I’m excited about it and move the program forward,” Nunez said.

Nunez believe he is fully prepared to coach. He also is learning more thinking every day that it will help him to be a better coach than what he already is.

Coach Nunez also announced when tryouts can possible be available for softball players who are interested participating and trying to make the time.

“I will be holding tryouts probably early March to late February you know depending on what we are looking for the number,” he said.

Then how you determine if a players fits well on the team?  “If you can help the team win games you going to be in the team it’s pretty straight forward… I’m not a big favored guy my favorite player is the one that want to be there the most…”