“Jack’s background and experience is a perfect fit for this role and his addition to our staff and will enhance our program in many ways,” head coach Steve Owens said.
Arend joins Rutgers after spending the 2023 season as the volunteer assistant at Monmouth. With the Hawks, he was the catching coach and assisted with hitters, while also serving as camp coordinator.
Before joining Monmouth, Arend spend 2022 at Dartmouth, where he worked with infielders and assisted with hitters. He helped guide the Big Green to a .971 fielding percentage, ranking second in the Ivy League while assisting in the development of three All-Ivy League players.
Arend also gained coaching experience in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League with the Brockton Rox in the summer of 2021. He served as a Graduate Assistant for Nichols College in Fall 2021, where he oversaw the catchers and was the head JV coach.
A four-year starting catcher at Bates College in Maine, Arend received First Team All-NESCAC honors in 2018 and 2019, as well as being named Co-Defensive Player of the Year during his Junior season. Arend finished his collegiate career at Nichols, where he earned a master’s degree in organizational leadership and was named Third Team All-CCC.
A native of Newfields, New Hampshire, Arend also had a standout high school career at St. John’s Preparatory School in Massachusetts.
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