Assistant Coach Fairfield University
Whalen is currently a physical education teacher in the Bridgeport public school system, where he has taught since 1986.
The 1977 Bridgeport graduate brings a wealth of coaching experience to the Fairfield diamond. In addition to his eight-year stint as the skipper of the Purple Knights, he was the head coach at Norwalk Community College from 1982-87. In the off-season he directs the Dennis Whalen Fundamental Baseball Camp in Easton since 1989, and the Weston All-American Sports Camp since 1988.
While a great deal of Whalen's coaching tenure has been on the diamonds of southern Connecticut, he also spent some times on the gridirons, as he was an assistant football coach throughout the area for most of the last three decades, most recently at Fairfield Prep.