FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Fairfield University Baseball Head Coach John Slosar announced that Manny Torres has been named a volunteer assistant coach.Torres will assist with the Fairfield pitching staff as well as the day-to-day operations of the program. He pitched professionally in the Cincinnati Reds organization after spending four seasons at the University of Alabama. Torres was a standout with the Crimson Tide, earning NCWBA All-American and Freshman All-American honors as well as All-SEC accolades. He made three trips to the College World Series, making a start as a senior, and helped the team to three SEC Championships. He finished his career with a 21-4 record and 211 strikeouts. He received his bachelor’s degree in education and human performance in 2002. Torres, a native of Bridgeport, was the 1995 USA Today Connecticut Player of the Year as well as the Gatorade Connecticut Player of the Year at St. Joseph High School in Trumbull. He was selected in the 28th Round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the Texas Rangers before accepting a scholarship to Alabama. Torres also has an extensive coaching background. He is currently the owner of Technique Sports Training and director of Technique Tigers Future Stars Baseball Academy, where he has instructs more than 400 local youth throughout the year. He also spent three years as a teacher and athletic director at St. Lawrence Elementary School in Shelton, Conn. Fairfield went 18-32 during the 2010 campaign and several Stags were recognized in the offseason. Rob Gariano ’10 was drafted in the 36th round of the MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres and is currently pitching for the Class-A Eugene Emeralds. Current senior Tucker Nathans was named to the All-MAAC Second Team, the NEIBA All-Division I First Team and played in the All-Star Game at Fenway Park. Anthony Hajjar was named the MAAC Rookie of the Year and earned Freshman All-American honors from both the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and Ping!Baseball.