Enriquez is beginning his eighth season with the Dartmouth baseball team, and third as the program’s top assistant. After coaching the outfielders and assisting with hitting and recruiting during his first five seasons, he now works primarily with the hitters and infielders, plus oversees recruiting.
“It was a seamless transition for our recruiting efforts with Nicholas, due in part to the fact that he had been here for five years,” Coach Whalen stated. “He has proven his dedication and loyalty to the program and to myself, plus has demonstrated his coaching talent on both the field and the recruiting trail. Nick, without a doubt, earned this appointment and done well thus far.”
It is no coincidence that Dartmouth has enjoyed some its finest successes with Enriquez on the staff. Each of the past four years, Enriquez has had a hand in leading the Big Green to Red Rolfe Division titles. In both 2009 and 2010, those division titles culminated in Ivy League crowns and back-to-back appearances at an NCAA Regional. Dartmouth broke through in Miami in 2010 with its first victory at a regional in 23 years, knocking off FIU by a 15-9 count.
During his first seven seasons with the Big Green, 18 Dartmouth positional players earned All-Ivy recognition a total of 29 times. Six positional players picked up all-league honors in 2011, with shortstop Joe Sclafani ’12 leading the way on the first team.
Sclafani ’12, along with first baseman Jason Brooks ’12, were chosen for the second team in 2010 when the Green won its second straight conference crown. In addition, catcher Chris O’Dowd ’13 was chosen as the league’s co-rookie of the year.
In 2009, outfielders Nick Santomauro ’10 and Jim Wren ’10 each were named to the All-Ivy first team. Santomauro, the Ivy League Player of the Year and Blair Bat Award winner, was a first-teamer all three of his seasons before signing with the New York Mets after his junior year as a 10th-round pick.
From 2000-04, Enriquez was an instructor for NorCal Baseball and assisted on the junior team that won the 2002 AAU National Championship. He instructed at the Aldrete Baseball Academy from 1997-00 and has worked extensively at camps at Stanford University.
A 2001 graduate of Menlo College, in Atherton, Calif., with a degree in business administration, Enriquez was a four-year letterman and two-year starter in the infield for the Oaks. After graduating, he was hired by his alma mater as the sports information director and assistant baseball coach from August 2001 until October 2004. Menlo set a school record for victories during his second season on the coaching staff. He also served as the sports information director for the 12-team California Pacific Conference during 2003-04.
During two summers while coaching at Menlo, Enriquez came East to coach the Amsterdam (N.Y.) Mohawks of the New York Collegiate Baseball League. He served as an assistant in 2002 before taking the reins as the head coach the following year, leading the Mohawks to a 62-30 record and a pair of league championships during his tenure.
From August 1999 to October 2004, Enriquez served as an associate scout in Northern California for the Houston Astros. He also worked with the MLB Roadshow from May-August 2001, providing instruction to local teams in England, Germany, Holland, the Czech Republic and Scotland.
Enriquez is single and currently resides in Hanover.