2021 CNY Pioneers

Coaching Staff

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Mark Maxwell

Head Coach

U12 Maxwell (Gold)

Newport, NY

Coaching Experience:  14 Years

Favorite MLB Team:  St. Louis Cardinals

Favorite MLB Player: Lou Gehrig and Albert Pujols

Favorite Food:  Lobster

Favorite Color:  Blue

 

Message to Parents:

"I love baseball and will attempt to teach all aspects of the game."

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Jason Bradley

Head Coach

U12 Bradley

Whitesboro, NY

Coaching Experience:  2 Years 

Favorite MLB Team:  New York Yankees

Favorite MLB Player: Paul O'Neill

Favorite Food:  Pizza

Favorite Color:  Silver

 

Message to Parents:

"I want to teach the kids how we conduct ourselves winning or losing is what counts. High energy, positive attitude, and desire to compete 100% from first pitch to the last is what makes a winner.

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Brandon Grabowski

Head Coach

11U Grabowski

Stittville, NY

Coaching Experience:  3 Years

Favorite MLB Team:  New York Yankees

Favorite MLB Player:  Johnny Bench

Favorite Food:  Kielbasa & Cabbage

Favorite Color:  Blue

 

Message to Parents:

"The more positions a player is able to play or willing to learn to play makes them more valuable to the Pioneers program. This versatility will be of benefit to the player and the teams they play for throughout that player's baseball career."

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Turezyn

Head Coach

10U Turezyn

Hometown, NY

Coaching Experience:  

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Favorite Food:  Steak

Favorite Color:  Red

 

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Mike Paragi

Head Coach

U9/10 Paragi

Ilion, NY

Coaching Experience:  1 Year

Favorite MLB Team:  New York Yankees

Favorite MLB Player:  Don Mattingly

Favorite Food:  Chicken Wings

Favorite Color:  Blue

 

Message to Parents:

"The major objectives in my coaching philosophy are to help young athletes prepare, perform, and position themselves to be successful on the field and in the classroom. I believe and stress the importance of teamwork, hard work, discipline, and striving to be the best you can be. Emphasis placed on improvement over winning."

Dave Huckans

Assistant Coach

U12 Maxwell (Gold)

New York

COMMING SOON

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First Last

Asst Coach

U12 Bradley

Hometown, NY

Coaching Experience:  

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Message to Parents:

Matthew Huckans

Asst Coach

U11 Grabowski

Gloversville, NY

Coaching Experience:  3 Years

Favorite MLB Team:  Pittsburgh Pirates

Favorite MLB Player:  Roberto Clemente-Walker

Favorite Food:  Anything I hunted or grew in the garden

Favorite Color:  Green

 

Message to Parents:

"Very few of us will make the MLB but we all will go pro in teamwork."

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Jeffrey Metz

Asst Coach

10U Turezyn

Ilion, NY

Coaching Experience:  2 Years

Favorite MLB Team:  New York Mets

Favorite MLB Player:  Dwight Gooden

Favorite Food:  Turkey

Favorite Color:  Orange

 

Message to Parents:

"I want kids to learn to play hard, with what I say is a cocky swagger...believing no one is better than they are..."

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Jason Ossont

Asst Coach

U9/10 Paragi

Ilion, NY

Coaching Experience:  1 Year

Favorite MLB Team:  New York Yankees

Favorite MLB Player:  Derek Jeter/Fernando Tatis Jr.

Favorite Food:  Pizza

Favorite Color:  Midnight Blue

 

Message to Parents:

"I want every kid to walk away at the end of the season not wanting baseball to end. Baseball can be tough on you as a player, but we can show them that you can always learn something from a mistake, how to be a good teammate, and never give up."

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Mike Zaino

Asst Coach

U12 Maxwell (Gold)

Newport, NY

Coaching Experience:  4 Years

Favorite MLB Team:  New York Yankees

Favorite MLB Player: Cal Ripkin Jr.

Favorite Food:  Steak

Favorite Color:  Red

 

Message to Parents:

"I want to teach the kids safety, sportsmanship and hard play in baseball."

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First Last

Asst Coach

U12 Bradley

Hometown, NY

Coaching Experience:  

Favorite MLB Team:  

Favorite MLB Player: 

Favorite Food:  Steak

Favorite Color:  Red

 

Message to Parents:

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Tim Quist

Asst Coach

11U Grabowski

Amsterdam, NY

Coaching Experience:  1 Year

Favorite MLB Team:  New York Yankees

Favorite MLB Player:  Joe DiMaggio

Favorite Food:  Garlic Chicken

Favorite Color:  Blue

 

Message to Parents:

"A college and major league coach's job is to take talent and piece it together on a team. Anything before that, the goal is to help mold a player's inner foundation, skills, and moral character."

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Coming Soon

Asst Coach

10U Turezyn

Hometown, NY

Coaching Experience:  

Favorite MLB Team:  

Favorite MLB Player: 

Favorite Food:  Steak

Favorite Color:  Red

 

Message to Parents:

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Comming Soon

Asst Coach

U9/10 Paragi

Hometown, NY

Coaching Experience:  

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Favorite MLB Player: 

Favorite Food:  Steak

Favorite Color:  Red

 

Message to Parents: