Chip Plante will enter his first season as the Worcester Tornadoes manager. He was a coach for the Tornadoes last season. He served in the same capacity in 2005 when they won the inaugural Can-Am League championship.
Plante, 46, is a native of Webster, MA. He played collegiately at Bates College where he was the Bobcat’s closer during his tenure there. He is still in the Bates record book as the all-time leader for career relief appearances.
Plante has over 20 years of coaching experience at various levels. He began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Bates while finishing his undergraduate education. Plante coached for several years at Worcester State College and then was an assistant coach at Princeton University. In 1993, he joined the staff at Georgia State College.
While at Georgia College, Plante served as the team’s pitching coach and recruiting coordinator. The 1995 Georgia College squad finished the season ranked #2 in the nation after losing to Florida Southern in the NCAA Division II World Series Championship Game.
In 1996, Plante become the pitching coach at Brewton-Parker College (Mt. Vernon, GA). The 1997 Brewton-Parker team went 64-7 en route to winning the NAIA National Championship.