Oct. 18, 2013
Name: Jason Boyd
Hometown: Littlestown, PA
Current Residence: Sykesville, MD
Civil Engineer, CED Investigative Technologies, Inc.
Weaver, Boyd, Mummert & Associates
Chief Operating Officer/Part Owner
- Jason played the 2005 and 2006 seasons in the Frontier League with the Ohio Valley Redcoats, River City Rascals, and Washington Wild Things
Family Information: Melinda (wife), Jackson (daughter, 8 months)
Career Lafayette Baseball Stats:
|Runs Batted In
All-Patriot League Honors
2004 -All-Patriot League First-Team
2003 - All-Patriot League Second Team
2002 - All-Patriot League Second Team
What attracted you to attend Lafayette College?
The combination of the campus itself: setting and size. Lafayette is consistently described as one of the most beautiful campuses in America. Its undergraduate enrollment of <2500 is relatively small. Also, the style of Coach Kinney. He was the type of coach I wanted to play for in college at the NCAA Division I level. I have always been partial to the structured approach that Coach Kinney brings to the practice field and games.He made me feel a part of Lafayette even on my recruiting visit. I knew I would get a fair opportunity to prove myself on the field.
What do you miss most about Lafayette?
Being around friends and teammates everyday was great. I miss it now because we do not get to interact as much as I would like to with life getting in the way.
Between your former teammates and coaches, who has made the most impact on your career?
Coach Kinney and how he ran the program. The discipline and structure helped me reach a lot of my goals on the baseball field including playing professional baseball. It has also helped me with my professional career after baseball. Little things, like being on time, commitment, teamwork… all helped me prepare me for every aspect in life.
What collegiate baseball experiences have been invaluable to your successful career?
Part of a team, team atmosphere, getting things done together. I am a big advocate of people getting involved in team sports because it really helps you prepare for life.
Looking back, what do those seasons mean to you now?
About the time we got there, we were part of Coach Kinney’s first recruiting class. My freshman year, we didn’t do that well record wise, but we helped turn the program around. We helped turn it around to make the Patriot League Championship game in 2004. The chemistry on those teams was great. We had a great group of guys that stuck together for four years and showed that hard work did pay off.
What was your most memorable moment playing Lafayette baseball?
1st – Walk-Off Homerun on Senior Day on my last day at Metzger.
2nd – Beating Lehigh my senior year in the Patriot League Tournament. No. #2 Lafayette 7, No. #3 Lehigh 6. But to top it off, I got thrown out late in the game for arguing about “sliding out of the baseline breaking up a double play.” I still have a video of that game, and watching Coach Kinney and Coach Durrah express their opinions to the umpires and Lehigh coaches after that play is quite entertaining.
On playing professional baseball after Lafayette?
It was always my dream to play professional baseball after college and when I was given the opportunity to do so, I knew I had the ability. We competed against a lot of guys from other teams that went on to play professionally when I was at Lafayette, so I knew what it would take. Fortunately I was given the opportunity to do so, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. There is nothing really glamorous about host families, 10 hour bus rides, and $700/month paychecks, but it was two of the most fun years of my life.
Is there one teammate you would love to hear from?
Fortunately, I get to see most of my teammates on a semi-regular basis. We get together often for the Lafayette-Lehigh Football games and Lafayette Baseball games. It would be nice to see everyone more often though.
What advice do you have for Lafayette athletes?
Enjoy every minute, it goes faster than they can even imagine. It is almost gone before it even starts. Life goes very fast! Also, don’t be late for practice. Fortunately, I was never late to practice, but I knew a few guys that had to run plenty of laps around Metzger because they were.