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Meet the Coaches

Head Coach – Jeff Mejia

Jeff Mejia came to Northern Essex as the Knights Head Coach in the 2012-2013 season. Since his arrival the team has been crowned New England Regional Champions and earned a bid to the NJCAA World Series for the third & fourth overall time for the program. For these accomplishments Coach Mejia has been named the New England Regional Coach of the Year in both his first and second season as Head Coach of the Knights. Before his arrival at NECC, Jeff was a long time Assistant Coach of Suffolk University.

During the past two seasons, the Knights finished 39-30, with a 24-9 record in conference play and a 6-2 record in regional tournament play.

The longtime baseball coach is also a co-founder of the Boston Rams Travel baseball program and the owner of the Rams Athletic Complex, an indoor baseball training facility in North Reading, Mass.

Mejia holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Salem State College in Sports Fitness and Leisure Studies, with a concentration in Coaching. He also served in the United States Army and served in Operation Desert Storm. He and his wife Colleen currently reside in North Reading with their two children, Jeff Jr. and Isabella.

Portrait of Josh Band in Knights Uniform

Assistant Coach – Josh Band

Josh Band comes to NECC with plenty of baseball experience. A graduate of Rollins College in Florida, Band brings four years of college baseball experience with him, as well as a year of professional baseball experience.

The Knights assistant coach has also given private baseball lessons to aspiring baseball players, showing his passion for coaching. Band graduated from Rollins College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Contact Information

Baseball Coaches Contact Information
Coach Name Phone Email
Head Coach Jeff Mejia 978-556-3827 jmejia@necc.mass.edu
Assistant Coach Josh Band 978-556-3827 jband@necc.mass.edu