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MEET THE COACHES

A six-time MAAC Coach of the Year (1991, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2005), Rossi has led Siena to each of the program's five MAAC Tournament Championships (1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2014) as well as NCAA Tournament appearances in 1999 and 2014. Rossi has developed 56 student athletes who have signed professional contracts, including 38 which have inked with Major League Baseball organizations. Rossi has piloted Siena to a total of 20 20-win seasons since 1985, including a program record six straight from 2013-18. On three occasions Rossi has led the Saints to 30 or more victories

Mueller ranks first among UAlbany's career leaders with 417 coaching victories, and was named the America East Coach of the Year in 2004. He also led the Danes to the program's first America East Conference tournament championship title and NCAA appearance in 2007. Mueller has produced dozens of all-conference standouts and has had six players selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft under his direction.

Coach Brown has led Cortland to an impressive 752-205-4 (.785) combined record, 20 NCAA Division III tournament appearances, 10 World Series showings and 15 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) titles in his first 20-plus seasons as the Red Dragons’ head coach from 2000-20 (the 2020 season was canceled after 11 games). His winning percentage is the best of any active coach nationally (NCAA Divisions I, II or III) with at least 10 years’ experience, and the second-best all-time among all Division III coaches with 10 years as a head coach. Cortland won its first National Championship in 2015.

Casey Job was named head baseball coach at SUNY Adirondack in 2014 after being an assistant coach at SUNY Brockport in 2012 and an assistant coach at Fulton Montgomery Community College during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Along with Job’s collegiate coaching experience, he has coached at other various levels. He was an assistant coach with Melvin Roads American Legion and Co-Head Coach for the Waterford Nationals of the Albany Twilight League. Job has also been an assistant coach and strength and conditioning coordinator at Troy High School. Coach Job worked hard to rebuild the baseball program and as a result SUNY Adirondack continues to be competitive year in and year out.

Rathbun has produced 483 career victories over 15 seasons, which is an average of over 30 wins per season. His 2006 and 2008 teams achieved Academic All-American status for team GPA over 3.00. Herkimer’s 2006, ’07, ’10, ’14, ’15, ’18, and '19 teams have won the school’s only baseball regional championships earning trips to the NJCAA DIII Junior College World Series. Herkimer has won 12 Mountain Valley Conference Championships during his 15 years in the dugout.

At MVCC, Warren was named the Region III and Mountain Valley Conference Coach of the Year in 2004. He has assisted many of his student-athletes in their transfer to four-year colleges. Warren has had 11 student-athletes achieve NJCAA Academic All-American status, and several former players have signed professional contracts, including 2013 MLB All-Star Patrick Corbin, who now pitches for the Washington Nationals. In March 2019, Warren celebrated his 300th career win.

A first year program with their first full season coming in 2022, Coach Pontari has a variety of experience to bring. Pontari arrives at Russell Sage after one season as a volunteer assistant coach with the Cornell University baseball team. Pontari played a big role in preparation for the season after his appointment to the position during the previous fall. Prior to his time at Cornell, he served four seasons as a member of the coaching staff at his alma mater, The College at Brockport. He was promoted to Associate Head Coach of the Golden Eagles for the 2019 seasons, having served the previous three years as an assistant coach.

Glasser was an Engineers assistant coach for five years before being promoted in 2018. Most recently, he worked with the hitters and infielders, while also coaching third base. He helped the Engineers to a 105-98 record as an assistant, including 23 wins in 2014 and 29 in 2015. In his first season at the helm, he led the team to a 20-19 record and an appearance in the Liberty League Tournament. Rensselaer defeated Union in the Wild Card to advance to the double elimination round.

Clarkson baseball has enjoyed great success during Jim Kane's 20 years as the Golden Knights' head coach. Since the 2001 season, Kane has led the Green and Gold to 373 victories, including 11 20-win seasons, and one of the best winning percentage in the program's storied history at .532. With his final victory in 2011, a win in the NCAA Tournament no less, he became the all-time leader in victories for Clarkson Baseball. Additionally, Kane has been chosen as the conference's coach of the year four times, including the 2019 season, making it three times in the last six full seasons that he has gained the honor.

Grimm has coached his team to three SUNYAC tournament appearances. He has coached 18 All-SUNYAC performers, five All-New York Region performers, an ECAC All-Star, a Don Axtell SUNYAC Pitcher of the Year, a D3baseball.com All-American, has had one player selected in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft and has had four players play or been offered professional contracts.