Kevin Mulvey begins his first season as a member of the Villanova coaching staff after a successful professional player which included stints in the Major Leagues with two different teams. Mulvey was one of the top pitchers in Wildcats history during his collegiate playing career and he will be involved in all aspects of the program in his first year in a coaching role.
Mulvey pitched three years for Villanova and at the end of his junior season was the top draft pick of the New York Mets in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. A second round selection and the 62nd overall pick in the 2006 draft, Mulvey became the first Wildcats player ever selected with a major league team's first pick.
In parts of seven seasons playing in the professional ranks Mulvey spent time in the organizations of the Mets, Minnesota Twins and Arizona Diamondbacks. He reached the Major Leagues with both the Twins and Diamondbacks, logging 10 appearances and starting four games. In the minor leagues Mulvey pitched in 143 games with 140 starts and won 35 games while pitching more than 750 innings and striking out 547 batters.
During his first full season of professional ball in 2007, Mulvey was named a midseason All-Star in the Double-A Eastern League and was also selected to pitch in the Futures Game which takes place during Major League Baseball's All-Star Weekend. He wound up being a 12-game winner for the Binghamton Mets in 2007 and at the end of the year made his Triple-A debut with six scoreless innings of two-hit ball.
Mulvey became one of the most distinguished pitchers to wear a Villanova uniform and was a two-time All-BIG EAST selection. As a sophomore he threw the eighth no-hitter in school history and he finished his collegiate career with 222 strikeouts, the most ever in a three-year span in program history. Mulvey ranks third overall among the Wildcats all-time strikeout leaders and is also 10th in innings pitched (244.0).
Among his primary responsibilities during the season, Mulvey will manage the bullpen during games and will assist pitching coach Nick Weisheipl in working with the Wildcats pitching staff.