Joe Vigeant begins his sixth season as an assistant baseball coach at Rhode Island College.
Vigeant joined the Anchorman baseball staff after serving as an assistant coach at the Community College of Rhode Island from 2001-2011. In addition to his coaching duties, Vigeant is an associate scout for the Miami Marlins. He served as a police officer and a juvenile detective in the town of Coventry for 23 years. He is currently a Rhode Island College Campus Police officer.
Vigeant earned his bachelor's degree in business management from Rhode Island College in 1988. He starred on the diamond as an outfielder from RIC from 1983-86. Vigeant played in 70 games and owned a .376 career batting average. He totaled 202 career at-bats, 32 runs scored, 76 hits, 49 RBI, seven doubles, two triples, four home runs and nine stolen bases. As a senior in 1986, he played in 30 games, batting .402 with 11 runs scored, 33 hits, 28 RBI, three doubles, one triple, two home runs and nine steals. As a junior in 1985, Vigeant batted .419 in 24 games with 15 runs scored, 36 hits, 20 RBI, three doubles, a triple and two homers.
He is also a 1991 graduate of the Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy and earned an additional bachelor's degree in administration of justice from Roger Williams in 1993. Vigeant resides in Johnston and has three children.