MARCY — Longtime athletic administrator and head baseball coach Kevin Edick retired from SUNY Polytechnic Institute this week. Edick, a New Hartford native, worked for the Wildcats for 33 years.
A multi-sport athlete at New Hartford High School, Edick went on to play baseball at North Adams State College. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology then earned his master’s degree at Wagner College.
He started coaching in 1981 at his high school alma mater as the freshman baseball coach, eighth grade basketball head coach and assistant freshman football coach. His college baseball coaching career started in 1986 with a graduate internship with Division I Wagner College.
“We are grateful to Kevin for the role he has played over the course of decades to not only provide our student athletes with the knowledge and experiences to foster success on and off the field, but also to expand SUNY Poly’s athletic reach, especially with the start of the Wildcat’s baseball program,” said SUNY Poly Vice President for Student Affairs and Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management Marybeth Lyons. “We wish Kevin well as he embarks on this next chapter, and are thankful for the legacy he has created.”
Edick joined the staff at SUNY Poly in the fall of 1988 and was involved in the development and expansion of Wildcat athletics. Edick has coached six sports during his time at SUNY Poly — golf, bowling, women’s basketball, men’s soccer, softball and baseball.
In 1991-1992, he cemented his legacy at SUNY Poly with the founding of the baseball program. In his 27 years as the head baseball coach, Edick amassed more than 300 wins, was the SUNYAC Coach of the Year twice, the NEAC Coach of the Year three times and led his team to an NEAC Championship in 2011.
In 2012 he became the school’s associate athletic director, a role which he served in for nine years.