Jeff Kinne is in his 15th season as Hampden-Sydney head baseball coach. A three-time ODAC Coach of the Year (2005, 2007, 2010) and the 2005 ABCA Division III South Region Coach of the Year, Kinne has developed the Tiger baseball program into a consistent contender. On March 30, 2013, Kinne became just the second coach in school history to win 200 games.
He hit another milestone during the 2014 season, becoming the program's all-time winningest coach with 226, surpassing Stokeley Fulton on March 20 with a 14-13 win over Frostburg State.
Through his first 14 seasons, Kinne has had great success, coaching 15 First Team All-ODAC and 13 All-Region selections.
Jeff Kinne joined the Hampden-Sydney coaching ranks in June, 2003. Kinne brought nearly ten years of coaching experience to the position, having worked as an assistant coach at Mary Washington College, Washington and Lee University, Virginia Military Institute and Charleston Southern University and as a head coach for one year at New Hampshire Technical Institute. As the pitching coach at Mary Washington, the Eagles staff led the Capital Athletic Conference in ERA, batting average against and strikeouts per nine innings, while the team ERA ranked 12th best nationally.
As the head coach at New Hampshire Tech, Kinne led the junior college program to a conference regular season championship in 1995 as the team went from worst to first in one season. After his stint in New Hampshire, he worked for two years at Charleston Southern as a hitting and defensive coach, while also serving as an assistant sports information director and an assistant in the CSU athletics ticket office.
From 1998 through 2001, Kinne worked in Lexington, VA, spending two seasons at VMI and another season at Washington and Lee. While at VMI, he served as the team's pitching coach, while also overseeing the office budget, team travel budget and recruiting budget. He also served as a primary recruiter at both VMI and W&L, while the two schools experienced unprecedented success. During his tenure at VMI, the Keydets set a school record for wins in 1999, while W&L established a new school mark in 2001.
Kinne is a native of Salisbury, NH, and he and his wife, Jennifer, have two sons, Mattison and Mason.