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James Williamson
Assistant Coach

James Williamson returned to The College at Brockport as an assistant baseball coach in 2014 after graduating with a bachelor of science in sport management with a minor in coaching in 2013.

Williamson played four years of baseball for the Golden Eagles, working primarily as a relief pitcher. In his four years of play he accumulated a 7-6 record, 2.66 E.R.A., 100 strikeouts while holding opponents to only 73 hits in 108.1 innings pitched.

Before returning to Brockport, Williamson worked as a substitute teacher and assistant varsity baseball and wrestling coach in Florida. Over the summer of 2014, he worked as the Assistant Director of Baseball Operations for Camp Caribou in Maine.

Williamson will work with the Golden Eagles pitching staff, while also assisting in recruiting and team management. He is also in the process of furthering his education, pursuing a master’s degree in Athletic Administration.

 

Jonathan Schwind
Assistant Coach

Schwind joined the Brockport coaching staff in the Spring of 2016 as an assistant coach. He brings with him a wealth of playing experience, having played professional baseball in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization since 2011.

After being selected by the Pirates after his junior season at Marist College, Schwind has worked his way through the ranks of the minors, playing at every level (Rookie, Short-Season A, Low A, High A, Double A, Triple A). He's also gained experience playing nearly every position on the field with the exception of short stop.

Over his minor league career, he's played in over 300 contests, registering over 850 at-bats in the process. In 2011, he made a statement in his first professional season by hitting .347 in the Gulf Coast League. The Rochester native has also been dedicated time to charitable causes, being named the Pirates Community Commitment Award Winner on three separate occasions.

Schwind completed his Bachelor's degree in Marist in 2016, and continues to play in the Pirates organization.

 

Mike Gianni
Assistant Coach

Bio. Coming Soon!

 

Nick Pontari
Assistant Coach

Bio. Coming Soon!

 

 

Shaun Caveny
Assistant Coach

Shaun Caveny returned to the Golden Eagles baseball coaching staff in 2016 after previously coaching for The College at Brockport from 2009-13.

Caveny has an impressive resume that dates back to his time as a player at Utica College in the Empire 8 Conference. During his senior season at Utica in 2006 he was awarded a spot on the All-Conference team as well as earning a spot on the President’s List for his academic success.

He immediately began coaching with the Pioneers upon graduation, first as an assistant before leading the program as the head coach in ’08 and ’09. After the ’09 season, Caveny moved onto Brockport where he helped the Golden Eagles to some of their most successful seasons.

During his time with Brockport, the Green and Gold won a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Championship in 2010, placed third in the NCAA New York Regionals, and had a player earn First Team All-American honors while several other Golden Eagles under his tutelage were signed to professional contracts.

Virginia Intermont College had similar results with Caveny as an assistant coach as two players earned Daktronic NAIA Academic All-American awards, an All-AAC honor and multiple players were signed to professional contracts between the years of 2013-14. Most recently Cavney worked as an assistant at Alma College in Michigan.

Caveny’s responsibilities include working with pitchers, recruitment and team management. He received his BA in Health Science in 2006 from Utica with a minor in business.

 

Anthony Spataro
Assistant Coach

Anthony Spataro was added to The College at Brockport Baseball coaching staff as an assistant coach prior to the start of the 2016 season to primarily work with the development of the infield and outfield defense.

Spataro also assists with hitting instructions in addition to recruitment and day-to-day team management.

Previously Spataro assisted at Division I the College of Charleston in South Carolina. During his time at Charleston, the Cougars won the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) regular season championship finishing with a record of 45-15. He assisted in the development of three Cougar players either drafted or signed to professional teams.

He also served as an assistant coach for the 13 year old Niskayuna Travel All-Star team that finished 41-9 advancing to the Babe Ruth World Series tournament setting a new record as the youngest coach at 19 years old.

Spataro previously played baseball at Hudson Valley Community College. He is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in physical education at Brockport.