BJ Neverett - Vice President of Player Development and Assistant Manager
Neverett, a 2010 inductee into the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association Coaches Hall of Fame, brings 28 years of coaching experience to the Silver Knights staff. He has managed Nashua High School, which later became Nashua High School South, for the past 17 seasons, compiling an impressive win-loss record of 241-100, including eight trips to the Final Four and two State Championships (2001, 2005). At least 65 high school players have gone on to play college baseball under Neverett's eye, including 17 Division 1 athletes and three New Hampshire Gatorade Players of the Year. He was named 2001 'Coach of the Year' by the Lowell Sun. He has spent the last ten years as Chairman of the Senior All-Star Team for the New Hampshire Baseball Coaches Association. In the winter, Neverett is a member of the IAABO Board 17 and the ECAC as a basketball official. He has two children, Emily (17), who will be attending Keene State in the fall to study biology and to swim, and Hannah (13), currently a seventh grader at Pennichuck Middle School and member of the New England Diamond Gems Softball Program. His brother, Tim, is the TV/radio voice of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Neverett has taught physical education at Fairgrounds Middle School for the past 27 years.
Neverett is a 2 time FCBL Champion first as Assistant Manager in 2011 and again as Field Manager in 2012.
J.P. Pyne - Field Manager
J.P. just finished his sixth season as the head coach for the Daniel Webster College Eagles. Since his arrival prior to the 2008 campaign, Pyne and his staff have orchestrated a complete turnaround of the Eagles program. In his first six years at the helm Pyne has guided to the program to a school record 104 wins, including a single-season program record 29 victories in 2013. During that span the baseball program has been decorated with 24 all-conference selection including 19 first team choices, six NEIBA All-New England selections, two D3Baseball.com All-New England selections, two conference Rookie of the Year recipients, a conference Pitcher of the Year award, a conference Player of the year award, and three conference Coach of the Year awards (2009, 2010, 2013).
2013 was a banner year for the Eagles, as they set a new program mark for wins with 29 and advanced to the NCAA Regionals Tournament for the second straight year. They won the NECC Regular Season and Tournament for the third time in four years. On May 16, 2013 J.P. guided the Eagles to their first ever win in the NCAA Division-III Regional Tournament when they beat MIT 10-4. Six players were named to the All-NECC team, which also set a program record. Kyle Brigham became the first DWC player to be recognized as the NECC Player of the Year.
From 2001 through 2006 Pyne was a member of the coaching staff at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH. There he served as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator for three years before being promoted to head coach in 2005. In each of his two years as the head coach of the Hawks, Pyne’s teams reached the Northeast 10 Conference Tournament.
During his time at Saint Anselm he also spent two summers as the pitching coach of Keene Swamp Bats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, winning the 2003 NECBL championship. While in Keene, he worked with over 25 players that would go on to play at the professional level including Major Leaguers Andy LaRoach (LAD/PIT/OAK), Bryan LaHair (SEA) and Kevin Melillo (NYM).
Pyne’s coaching career began in his hometown of Milford, MA where he was the pitching coach for the Milford Legion Baseball Club, Inc. He helped guide the 2001 edition to the American Legion World Series in Yakima, WA.
Pyne’s playing career concluded at St. Joseph’s College in 2001 where he still stands as the program’s all-time (24) and single season (10) leader in saves. He also holds the program record for appearances in a season (22) and career (76).
Pyne is a 2012 FCBL Champion after serving as pitching coach for the Silver Knights 2nd season.
Currently, Pyne resides in Nashua with his wife Sarah and their dog Sherman.
Tom Bowles - Assistant Coach
Retired science teacher of 32 years. Four of those years were in the Northbridge MA school system and twenty-eight were in the Goffstown NH school system. He spent 17 years, combined, coaching high school baseball in both systems. Four in Northbridge and thirteen in Goffstown. He spent the previous five seasons as assistant baseball coach for Nashua South High School, working as pitching and bench coach with BJ Neverett. After giving up the baseball job in Goffstown in the mid 1990’s he remained active coaching the game in various Nashua youth baseball programs from Bambino to Babe Ruth to Senior Babe Ruth. In the summer of 2011, he was a member of the coaching staff for the inaugural season of the FCBL champion Nashua Silver Knights.