Jay Quinn is in his sixth season as an assistant baseball coach at Columbia. Quinn serves as the team's first-base coach and works primarily with Columbia's catchers and hitters, while assisting with advance scouting.
Quinn arrived in Morningside Heights after a highly successful four-year playing career at George Washington University, having graduated in 2006.
At George Washington, Quinn’s teams racked up an average of 40 wins in his first three seasons, beating a number of ranked teams, including Miami (Fla.), on their way to back-to-back Atlantic 10 Western Conference championships in 2004 and 2005 and four consecutive Atlantic 10 Tournament appearances.
As a catcher at George Washington and in various summer leagues, Quinn has worked with more than a dozen players who have gone on to play professional baseball.
Born and raised in New York City, Quinn attended the Bronx High School of Science, where he was named captain and team MVP as a senior.