Bob Cook (owner) – Baseball – Bob played baseball at Notre Dame High School (3 years varsity) as a pitcher and middle infielder. He also played two years at MVCC as a pitcher and middle infielder. After two seasons with the Hawks Bob received a baseball scholarship to the University of New Haven where he was primarily a pitcher and backup middle infielder. After two seasons with the New Haven Chargers, Bob signed a professional contract with the Adirondack Lumberjacks of the Northeast League. Bob is also certified as a baseball coach through New York State and Doyle Baseball Academy. Bob has been a scout with the Cincinnati Reds for the last five years, is a Pro Scout/Consultant with National Sports Management and is a certified Personal trainer/strength and conditioning coach through NSCA-CPT.
Matt Leahy- Baseball- From Rochester, New York, Matt has played and coached in all levels of baseball, including the professional level. Matt was the Triple-A bullpen catcher for both the Toronto Blue Jays (2007)and Minnesota Twins (2003-2006) organizations. His duties included instructional fielding, throwing batting practice, and working with pitchers. He spent 4 seasons as a player/manager in the New York State League and Pecos leagues of Professional Baseball. Matt has also served as the pitching coach for both Utica and Hamilton Colleges. Now he is part owner of the Adirondack Trail Blazers, located in Boonville, NY, in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL), which is comprised of elite college baseball players throughout the country. He is an Associate Director of Player Personnel for New York State League and places players within the college and professional ranks. Since 2008, the NYSL has placed over 175 players throughout professional baseball.
Dave Warren- Baseball- Coach Warren took over in 2001 as head coach of the MVCC Baseball program. A native of Mohawk N.Y. Dave was a three sport athlete at Gregory B. Jarvis High School excelling in football and baseball, earning All-League honors in both sports. Coach Warren is one of only a select few athletes from the school to ever be named as a Central Valley Conference baseball All-Star in three consecutive years. Coach Warren moved on to Herkimer CCC. While with the Generals Coach Warren compiled a two-year batting average of .357 as a leadoff hitter and centerfielder to go along with All-Region and All New York State JUCO honors. Dave finished his career at SUNY Cortland where he earned a degree in Physical Education to go along with a Management minor and a Coaching concentration. Coach Warren was named as the Region III and Mountain Valley Conference Coach of the Year in 2004. He ended the 2014 season with 241 career wins as the MVCC Baseball Coach which ranks him first in MVCC Baseball History.
Joe Perrotta – Baseball – Joe played high school baseball in Utica, NY for Thomas R. Proctor High School. Joe was a 2007 New York State class AA champion and also on the 2008 Section 3 champions team. Joe was a starting pitcher and a shortstop. Joe went on to play college ball at HCCC where they won the Region 3 tournament and finished 3rd in the NJCAA World Series, finishing the season ranked 3rd in the National Polls. Joe played Pitcher and Shortstop at HCCC. Joe completed his college career at Lynn University of the Sunshine State Conference in Boca Raton, Florida. Joe went on to sign with the Washington Wild Things and Coach Bart Zeller of the Frontier League.
Taylor Motter (Seasonal) Baseball- Taylor is from Palm Beach Gardens, FL where he played varsity baseball all 4 years at Palm Beach Gardens High School. After high school he attended Coastal Carolina University where he studied Sports and Exercise Science while starting every game at shortstop. As a freshman he played in all 63 games where they lost in a regional to University of North Carolina. He was named Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball and Ping! Baseball Freshman All-American, he hit .286 with 18 doubles (eighth-best in the Big South), a triple, two home runs and 31 RBI’s … He had a .365 on-base percentage and a .406 slugging percentage … Had 14 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI performances. His sophomore year he was on the Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year “Watch List”, named First team All-Big South, named to the Myrtle Beach Regional All-Tournament hitting .471 with three doubles, two home runs and six RBI in five games. He was also named big south player of the week. Motter hit and impressive .336 on the season while ranking eighth (tied) in the Big South in home runs (12), seventh in walks (37), third (tied) in doubles (22) and seventh in slugging percentage (.617). After his junior year at Coastal he was drafted in the June 2011 MLB draft, as a 17th round pick by the Tampa Bay Rays where he started off his professional career in the Appalachian League playing for the Princeton Rays (rookie ball), when rookie ball was over he got moved up to the Bowling Green Hot Rods who are in the Midwest League (low A), playing third base, shortstop and second base, hitting in the top of the lineup.
Amee Zbytniewski – Softball – Amee’ went to Whitesboro High School and played with the Warriors for three years as a Varsity Pitcher. Throughout her career in high school she received Honorable Mention Sophomore Year in the Tri Valley League. Her Junior and Senior Year she received First Team All Stars for the Tri Valley League. In 1995 and 1996 she played on The Shockers Travel Team. In 1996 Amee’ attended Suny Cortland and played her freshman and beginning of her Sophomore year. Do to a sports injury her career as a pitcher ended. In 2003 Amee’ ran a pitching clinic for two years giving instruction and lessons in New Hartford. In 2003 and 2004 she was the Head Varsity Coach for New York Mills High School. Since 2004 she has been giving private lessons and helping out the Utica College pitchers. In the winter of 2008 Amee joined the staff at the Field Of Dreams to share her knowledge and love for softball.
Sarah Puskarenko – Soccer – Sarah went to Owen D. Young Central School and played five years of Varsity Soccer. Her love and passion for the sport quickly found her coaching the sport she loved not long after playing it for many years. She has coached High School Soccer for Richfield Springs as an Assistant to the Boys Varsity in 2003 and 2004. At Mohawk in 2006 as a Boys Modified Coach, 2007 as Assistant Girls Varsity coach and now as Head JV Girls Soccer Coach since 2008. Currently, Sarah is the JV Girls head soccer coach for the Central Valley Academy Central School District. Her commitment to the sport also reaches out to a variety of areas with A.Y.S.O. spending her time coaching and directing numerous programs from 2002 to Present. Sarah was Regional Commissioner and Area Director for Area 3G AYSO from 2000-2009.
Ben Kimball- Baseball- Ben played baseball at Bainbridge-Guilford High School (3 years varsity) as a pitcher, 1stbaseman and outfielder. After high school Ben went to SUNY Brockport and played 4 years of baseball as a pitcher. His senior year was his best year as a player and for the Eagles as a team. The Eagles ended up 5thin the country in 2004, by far the best season in Brockport Baseball history. 10 years later, on the anniversary of being the only team in Brockport Baseball history to ever make it to the DIII College World Series, Ben was elected into the Brockport Sports Hall of Fame this past September for his accomplishments.
Following his collegiate career Ben went on and played semi-pro baseball in Namur, Belgium for six months where he played as a pitcher and 1stbaseman. He also coached an 8-10 year old team which he helped lead to a 5thplace finish in a baseball tournament in Italy.
After the season was over in Belgium, Ben went to Brisbane, Australia to play and coach for three months. While there Ben worked with the pitching staffs of all levels ranging from youth to adults.
Returning from Australia Ben spent two summers in Pennsylvania working at a sports camp coaching and directing the baseball and softball programs.
Drew Bezek – Lacrosse is in his second year as an assistant coach for the Hamilton College men’s lacrosse team. Bezek was interim head coach for the Vassar College men’s lacrosse team in 2011. He guided Vassar to the first Liberty League win in the Brewers’ 10-year history in the conference. A Vassar defenseman was an all-league selection.
Bezek was a four-year letter winner at NCAA Division II Le Moyne College from 2007 to 2010. He was voted the Division II defensive player of the year in both 2009 and 2010. Bezek was a three-time first team All-American from 2008 to 2010.
As a freshman in 2007, he helped the Dolphins capture the national championship, and post an overall record of 15-2. During the next three seasons, Le Moyne was a combined 46-5 and appeared in the NCAA title game each year. Bezek was credited with 93 ground balls for his career. In each of his first three seasons, Le Moyne led Division II in scoring defense.
Bezek graduated with a degree in business. He is from Lowville, N.Y., and attended Lowville High School.
Brandon Misiaszek – Lacrosse is in his second year as an assistant coach for the Hamilton College men’s lacrosse team. Misiaszek was a four-year letter winner at NCAA Division III power SUNY Cortland from 2007 to 2010. The Red Dragons posted a 69-13 record during that span and appeared in the NCAA title game three times. Misiaszek was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2009 national championship game when Cortland defeated Gettysburg College 9-7 for its second NCAA crown.
Misiaszek finished his career with 73 goals and 29 assists for 102 points. As a senior in 2010, he was named a third-team All-American at midfield, and played in the Division III North-South college all-star game.
Misiaszek graduated from Cortland in 2010. He is from nearby New Hartford and attended New Hartford High School.