Herd gets a new coach - fourth for the Burlington IBL baseball franchise in the teams six year history.

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September 26, 2017



The Burlington Herd today announced that the team has re-signed manager Kevin Hussey for the 2018 season. Hussey returns for his first full season as the skipper after replacing former Herd Manager Jeff Lounsbury in 2017.

Herd manager 2017-18

Kevin Hussey – won one game against a superior team – that got him the job of coach for the Burlington Herd.

The 30-year-old Hussey was named the fourth manager in Burlington Herd history on July 13, 2017, the day he led the Herd to its first and only victory during the quarter finals – the London Majors took that series 4-1.

Looks as if the Herd felt that if Hussey could win a game against a tough team perhaps he was the guy to be given the task of somehow making a winning tram out of the Herd.

We wish him well,

Prior to joining the coaching ranks, Kevin played four years of college baseball at Olney Central Junior College between 2006-2008 and Chicago State University between 2008-2010.

During his time with both colleges, Kevin was a two year starter in both the NJCAA Division I and NCAA Division I baseball programs.


The season needed a lot of improvement - but the community spirit is certainly evident.

Herd-logoHussy took to the field with the Burlington Bandits as the teams starting catcher. In 31 games played, Hussey recorded a .290 batting average with 12 doubles, one home run and 16 RBIs. This past season with the Herd, Hussey has recorded two doubles, three home runs and eight RBI’s.

“We are very excited to welcome Kevin back as the field manager for the Herd,” said Herd President Ryan Harrison. “Kevin is committed to winning and creating that winning atmosphere in the clubhouse.”

In addition to his duties as field manager, Hussey will have direct input in assembling the 2018 roster for the Herd, including scouting, signing players and handling all operational aspects of the on field team.

InterCounty Baseball came to Burlington in 2011, first as the Twins, then as the Bandits and now the Herd

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