Position: P/Pitching Coach
Date of Birth: 06/22/1987
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 210 lbs
Resides: Windham, CT
Birth Place: Willimantic, CT
Previous Team: NEW BRITAIN - 2016
Highest Level: IND
Shawn Gilblair begins his second season with New Britain after re-signing with the Bees on March 20, 2017. Last season, he led the team with 21 saves in 46 games, totaling 57 strikeouts in 53 innings pitched. He had the lowest ERA on the Bees pitching staff at 1.86. He also represented the Bees in the 2016 Atlantic League All-Star Game.
Gilblair will also serve as the team’s pitching coach for the 2017 season. He has served as an assistant coach at Eastern Connecticut State University, and is currently the pitching coach for the Montclair State Red Hawks baseball team.
Prior to his tenure with New Britain, he spent the first five seasons of his professional career with the Worcester Tornadoes in the Canadian-American League, the Southern Illinois Miners in the Frontier League, and the Rockland Boulders in the Canadian-American League. In 215 career games, Gilblair has tallied 387 strikeouts and 26 wins across 423 2/3 total innings.
The 29 year old Gilblair hails from Windham, CT, and is a graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University.