Dale Plummer
Head Coach

Dale Plummer

phone: 207-859-4931
fax: 207-859-4902

Dale Plummer returns for his eighth year as head coach of the Colby baseball program in the 2013-14 academic year. Plummer, who pitched in the Boston Red Sox and New York Mets organizations, was an an assistant coach at Colby in 2006.

After graduating from the University of Maine, Plummer was selected in the June 1988 Major League Baseball draft by the New York Mets. He earned the Mets' Class-AAA Most Inspirational Player Award in 1993 and that same year was honored with the Webster Award for being an outstanding minor league representative of the Mets both on and off the field. Plummer had a 38-19 record with 29 saves in his professional career.

Before joining Colby's baseball staff in 2006, Plummer was an assistant coach at Bowdoin College from 2001 to 2005. The Polar Bears set school records for victories in a season in three of the five years Plummer helped coach the team.

A native of Bath, Maine, Plummer and his wife, Kim, reside in Richmond, Maine, with their children, Jamie and Julie.

Assistant Coaches

dexterTom Dexter, the former Colby baseball head coach, will be an assistant coach for his eighth season in the 2013-14 academic year. He had been the head coach for the Mules for 15 years. Dexter is a 1987 graduate of SUNY-Cortland, where he also earned a master's degree in coaching and physical education.

Dexter is also the defensive coordinator for Colby's football team. He came to Colby in 1989 after serving as assistant football coach at Cornell. Dexter is a former executive committee member of the New England Baseball Coaches Association.

A native of Albany, N.Y., Dexter has four children: daughters, Hannah and Lydia, and sons, Sam and Jake.


Chappy Nelson, a 1982 graduate of Colby, returns for his 23rd year as an assistant coach with the Mules in 2013-14. Nelson has a master's degree from Ohio State and resides in Clinton, Maine. He has been the equipment manager at Colby for nearly 25 years.