French joins the Tiger program after one year as a volunteer assistant coach with national runner-up Arizona. He assisted with the daily operations of the nationally-ranked Wildcat squad as well as assisting in the development of the outfielders. The Wildcats were consistently ranked in the top-five of the various polls and won four-straight elimination games during the postseason. French coached under eight-time national champion and two-time United State Olympic team coach Mike Candrea while at Arizona.
Prior to his stint at the University of Arizona, French was the interim head coach at Simmons (Mass.) College in 2008 before becoming an assistant coach at Piedmont (Pa.) College. He began coaching at the age of 14 under his father, Marty French, who ran the highly-successful Bay State Blaze Junior Olympic program. During that time, he took part in six national tournaments, sending many players on to college programs. He also served as pitching coach at his alma mater, Abington High School, for five years in addition to Emerson College.
At Piedmont, his team finished fourth in the conference and had four All-Conference players, as well as the conference rookie of the year. In addition to his coaching, French has played modified and fastpitch softball for eight seasons and was a member of the 2008 ASA Modified National Champion Granite State Bulldogs. He has played in six national tournaments with a host of teams.
French attended Emerson College where he played basketball for a season and assisted with the softball program. He graduated in 2005 with a degree in print and multimedia journalism. He has previously worked for the Boston Globe, and served as a sports editor for the Community Newspaper Company.
Nick is the son of Marty and Veronica French, and has a younger sister, Andrea.