After having a successful 2019 season where Williams won the NESCAC Western Division title for the first time since 2010, head coach Bill Barrale only coached three games in the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, the Ephs went on to make it to the NESCAC Semifinals with an overall record of 24-11. Senior first baseman Doug Schaffer was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-American First Team and was also the NESCAC Player of the Year.
Barrale was named the head coach of Williams baseball in 2007 after serving two years as an assistant coach and he promptly led his first Eph nine to the 2007 NESCAC title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament on the way to compiling a record of 27-10.
In his 14 years as head coach, Barrale has compiled a 246-197-1 record (.558 win percentage) and taken the Ephs to the NESCAC Tournament six times; 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2019.
In his second year in 2008, Barrale guided the Ephs to a record of 24-12 and a second straight NESCAC West title.
Barrale captured his third consecutive NESCAC West title in 2009 when his Ephs posted a record of 25-12 and a NESCAC West mark of 9-3.
The deciding game in the NESCAC West 2009 season came on May 3rd in Pittsfield, Mass., when the Ephs and Amherst squared off in a game celebrating the 150th anniversary of the oldest college game in America. Williams prevailed 8-5 in a game seen live on ESPN360.com and later on ESPN U.
In April, Barrale's Ephs defeated the third oldest and winningest college team in America when they ventured into Bronx, N.Y. and disposed of Division I Fordham Unviersity, 5-2.
Prior to joining the Williams baseball and football staffs, Barrale served as the head coach of baseball at Norwich University for five years and as an assistant football coach for six years.
In the summer of 2002, Barrale was an assistant coach of the Bourne Braves in the Cape Cod League.
Barrale is a 1994 graduate of Northeastern University and was a standout in football and baseball.
Barrale led the 1994 Huskies to a 35-16 record, the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) championship, and was named NAC Tournament MVP and earned NAC All-Star honors.
Barrale received his Master’s degree in Student Personnel Services from Rowan University in 2004.
Barrale resides in Williamstown with his wife Alix and four children.