Before coming to Clark, Bob McLaughlin served as the head coach of the Becker College baseball team since the 2011 season. In 2014, McLaughlin was named the NECC Coach of the Year after leading the Hawks to the league championship game for the first time since 2009. Becker also earned a spot in the 2014 ECAC New England Championships.
Coach McLaughlin also served as an assistant at WPI for two years, worked with the local Worcester Tornadoes and has coached at Uxbridge High School.
McLaughlin played collegiately at Division I Northeastern University, where he was an Academic All-American, and a key participant on two conference championship teams, winning an award for leadership in his senior season.