Bill Barrale was named the head coach of Williams baseball after serving two years as an assistant coach and he promptly led his first Eph nine to the 2007 NESCAC title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament on the way to compiling a record of 27-10.
In his five years as head coach, Barrale has compiled a 123-57-1 record (.682 win percentage) and taken the Ephs to the NESCAC Tournament four times.
In his second year in 2008 Barrale guided the Ephs to a record
of 24-12 and to a second straight NESCAC West title.
Barrale captured his third consecutive NESCAC West title in 2009 when his Ephs posted an record of 25-12 and a NESCAC West mark of 9-3.
The deciding game in the NESCAC West 2009 season came on May 3rd in Pittsfield, Mass., when the Ephs and Amherst squared off in a game celebrating the 150th anniversary of the oldest college game in America. Williams prevailed 8-5 in a game seen live on ESPN360.com and later on ESPN U.
In April Barrale's Ephs defeated the third oldest and winningest college team in America when they ventured into the Bronx NY and disposed of Division I Fordham Unviersity 5-2.
Prior to joining the Williams baseball and football staffs
Barrale served as the head coach of baseball at Norwich University
for five years and as an assistant football coach for six
In the summer of 2002 Barrale was an assistant coach of the Bourne Braves in the Cape Cod League.
Barrale is a 1994 graduate of Northeastern University and was a standout in football and baseball.
Barrale led the 1994 Huskies to a 35-16 record, the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) championship, was named NAC Tournament MVP and earned NAC All-Star honors.
Barrale received his Master’s degree in Student Personnel Services from Rowan University in 2004
Barrale is the Ephs' offensive coordinator and QB coach in football. He resides in Williamstown.
Assistant Baseball Coach
Ben Oliva returns to Williamstown in his first year as an assistant coach, serving as the Ephs' infield coach. Oliva earned a Bachelor of Arts in both psychology and astrophysics at Williams, playing four varsity seasons for the Ephs in both baseball and football.
Before Williams, Oliva attended Brentwood High School in Los Angeles, CA, where he played and captained the varsity football, soccer, and baseball teams.
As a member of the Williams baseball team, Oliva played as both
a field player and a pitcher. He recorded over 200 at-bats and
pitched 85 innings.
Oliva was a member of the NESCAC West Champion 2009 and 2010 baseball teams. He was also the starting cornerback on the Williams football team for three seasons including, the undefeated 2010 season.
John Allen is entering his fifth year as an assistant baseball coach at Williams.
Allen was a standout three-sport athlete at Drury HS in North
Adams, MA and later played football and baseball at Holy Cross
Prior to coaching at Williams, Allen coached baseball, basketball and football at Mt. Greylock HS in Williamstown and served as the athletic director.
The football field at Mt. Greylock -- John T. Allen Field -- is
named after him.
Michael Gladu joined Bill Barrale's staff in 2010 as the pitching coach. Gladu graduated from Hoosac Valley High School in 1985.
He was an All-WMass selection at Hoosac and played College Baseball at Div. 2 American International College in Springfield,Ma. Gladu also played two seasons in the Chicago Cubs Minor League System. He coached 10 years in the Adams Babe Ruth League and worked two years at the Dan Duquette Sports Academy and was pitching coach for Hoosac Valley High for 2 years. In addition, he acted as pitching coach for the North Adams American Legion Baseball team for 6 years.
Gladu lives in Adams with wife Quinn Gladu and I have 3 boys, 2 girls and 2 Step Children