Our Team

 
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Russ Cohen- Director/Owner

  • All Section, All League Catcher Pearl River High School 1991

  • Rockland Community College 1991-1993 Baseball Scholarship

  • Captain, Regional All Tournament 1993. 1993 team finished 5th in the country. Team is now in the Rockland Hall of Fame

  • University of New Haven 1993-1995, Full Baseball Scholarship

  • Head Coach at camps, clinics, tournament teams from 8U-16U for over 8 years.

  • Owned and operated Sandlot Baseball(www.slsports.net)

  • Owner of GET COACHED LLC and GRIT BASEBALL( www.gcoached.com )

  • Current Instructional Partner to Generals(New City, NY),Knights Baseball(Nanuet, NY),Briarcliff Bears LL(Briarcliff, NY), Ossining Pride LL(Ossining, NY),Clarkstown Stars(Clarkstown Stars, NY), etc!!

  • Private catching/hitting instructor through Rockland, Westchester and New Jersey.

 

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Scott Deieso

COLLEGE:

  • Concordia College 2002-2006, Scholarship

  • William A. Shea Memorial Scholarship Award 2004

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Ossining High School Head Varsity Coach  2017 - Current:

  • Ossining High School Assistant Varsity Coach  2016

  • Briarcliff Bears 10UTravel Team 2016

  • Ossining High School JV Baseball Coach 2015

  • Coach of the Westchester Putnam Baseball Association 23 and under Shrub Oak Diamondbacks  2009-2015

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Mike Dwyer

COLLEGE:

  • University of Brockport, 2005

  • University of Connecticut Huskies 2006-2007

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Head JV Coach of  Carmel High School 2016-current

  • Head Coach Grit 10U 2017-current

  • Head Coach  of  Game on Fury 11U  2016-2017

  • Head Coach of the Croton Bombers 15U 2106

  • Head Coach of the New Castle Nighthawks 12U- 2016

  • Head Coach of the Rye Grays 13U  2015

INSTRUCTION:

  • Active Private Pitching/Hitting  Instructor throughout Rockland and Westchester Counties

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Matt Belitz

COLLEGE:

  • Marist College 2012-2016,

  • 2016 Captain

  • 3 time Maac all academic team

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • 2018 JV head coach at Ossining HS

  • 2017 volunteer assistant for proswing pride 9u

INSTRUCTION:

  • 2015 camp director for Ossining’s Christian Federico Baseball camp

  • 2012-2015 instructor at Ossining HS Christian Federico strength and conditioning camp

  • 2015-2016 instructor at Marist College Winter hitting labs


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Rommel Gramonte

College- Iona College 2012-2016

Coaching Experience

  • 2018 JV Assistant coach at Ossining HS

  • 2017 GC Catching Coach

  • 2010-2012 Frozen Ropes Instructor


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Mike Haag

College-  Scranton University 2014-2017

 

  • Three-year letter-winner who has pitched in 31 games, including 20 as a starter.

  • Has a career record of 10-5 with a 5.34 ERA and four complete games.

  • Has recorded 83 strikeouts in 113 innings.

  • University of Scranton Athlete of the Week (March 23, 2015)

INSTRUCTION:

  • 2018 Baseball Specialist for Next Level Camps, New Rochelle


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Jaime Lorenzo - Softball Instructor

  • Concordia College Head Coach of the softball program in 2017-Current

  • Concordia College Assistant coach in the 2012-2016

  • Played at Concordia College- 2008-11.

  • Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) All-Tournament Team selections in 2010 and 2011 while being named to the All-CACC Second Team in 2010.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Education from Concordia in 2011

  • Master of Science in Special Education from Concordia in 2014.

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Dan Zlotnick- Pitching Instructor

PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL:

  • 2015 - Intercounty Baseball League All-Star - Toronto Maple Leafs

  • 2014 - Raton Osos - Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs

  • 2013 - Trinidad Triggers - Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs

COLLEGE:

  • 2013 - Division II National Champion - University of Tampa

  • 2009-2012 - Marist College

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • 2012-present - Pitching Coach - Somers High School

INSTRUCTION:

2014-2015 - Instructor at the Florida Baseball Ranch

  • Active Private Throwing and Pitching Instructor throughout Westchester County

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Rich Moran

COLLEGE:

  • LIU- Brooklyn 2004-2007

  • Coast Plains Summer League/ Wilson Tobs in Wilson, N.C. 

  • 2005 MVP Pitcher with a 2.21 ERA

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Assistant Head Coach at Kennedy Catholic 2006-2008

  • Assistant Head Coach at Tuckahoe High School 2015

INSTRUCTION:

Camp director at various locations including 21st Century 2008-present

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Joe Boscia Jr.

  • COLLEGE:

    • Westchester Community College 2014-2015

    • Old Westbury College 2015-2017

      COACHING EXPERIENCE:

    • Westchester Ducks 14U Head Coach 2018

    • Westchester Giants Head Coach 2016-2017

    • New Rochelle Braves 13U Head Coach 2015

    • Hackley High School Assistant 2015-2017

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Spencer Kulman

CURRENTLY PLAYING IN THE SAN DIEGO PADRES ORGANIZATION

  • AZL Padres, 2017

    1. Lake Elsinore Storm, 2017

COLLEGE:

  • Wofford University 2014-2017, Scholarship

  • Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll 2015-2107

  • Lead Wofford with eight victories. 13 starts in 17 appearances, striking out 69 batters in 86.2 innings, 2017

  • 26.2 innings had 37 strikeouts , 2016

 

COACHNG EXPIERENCE:

  • Sandlot/GRIT Assistant Coach, 2017

  • Briarcliff Bears Travel Teams, Assistant Coach, 2016-Present

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Joe Curreri

6 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL EXPERIENCE:

  • Bristol Whitesox of the Appalachian League 1999, 2002-2003

  • Arizona League Whitesox of the Arizona League 2002

  • Winston Salem Warthogs of the Carolina league 2001-2002

  • Charlotte Knights of International League 2001

  • Burlington Bees of the Midwest League 2000-2001

  • Drafted in the 23rd round by the Chicago Whitesox 1999

COLLEGE:

  • Long Island University 1995-1999, Full Scholarship

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Head Coach for the Grit 13U Black- Showcase Team

  • Head Coach for the Sandlot 10U team

  • Head Coach for the Westchester Nationals Showcase Team 2014

  • Head Coach of the 16U Croton Bombers- 2016- present

  • Pitching Coach for the 12U Cooperstown NATC champion New Jersey Hurricanes of Northern Valley 2103-Present

  • Pitching Coach for the 12U Cooperstown NATC champion New Jersey Hurricanes of Northern Valley

  • Head Coach for Westchester Nationals 16U Showcase Team 2012-2013

  • Head Coach for Westchester Nationals 15U Fall and Spring New York Elite Championship teams 2011-2012

  • Pitching Coach for St. Thomas Aquinas College 2006-2011

  • Coach for Diesel Baseball Showcase Team 2008-2010

  • Pitching Coach for Dominican College 2004-2006

  • Head Coach for the Rockland Brewers 20U College Select team 2005

INSTRUCTION:

  • Active Private Pitching/Hitting Instructor throughout Rockland, Westchester and Bergen Counties

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Brian (Smitty) Smith

PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL:

  • Member of the Irish National Baseball Team 2010-Present

  • Advisor to the 18U Irish National Baseball Team

COLLEGE:

  • Concordia College 2004-2006, Full Scholarship

  • Dominican College 2007, Full Scholarship

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Head Coach of the Gameon Fury 2015-2016

  • Head Coach of the Don Bosco High School Junior Varsity Baseball Team 2013-2015

  • Head Coach of the Westchester Nationals 13U Travel Team 2014

  • Head Coach of the Westchester Nationals 12U Travel Team 2014-Present

  • Head Coach for Rockland Astros Summer Collegiate Team 2012

  • Hitting Coach for St. Thomas Aquinas College 2010-2011

  • Head Coach for Rockland Astros 16U Summer Travel Team 2011-012

  • Assistant Coach for Albertus Magnus High School Varsity Baseball Team 2009-2012

  • Head coach for OTB Pirates Junior Summer Team 2008-009

  • Head coach for Albertus Magnus HS Freshman Baseball Team 2008-2009

INSTRUCTION:

  • Head Baseball Instructor at ECD Athletics, Blauvelt

  • Active Private Hitting/Fielding Instructor throughout Rockland and Westchester Counties

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RJ Krause-  CERTIFIED STRENGTH & AGILITY TRAINER

COLLEGE:

  • Ithaca College  2010-2013

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Certified Strength  And Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)

  • Certified Personal Trainer(ACSM)

  • Kettlebell Athletics Certified

  • Certified Precision Nutrition Coach

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Current Trainer for all GC trained teams with an emphasis on proper mechanics, exercises, and injury rehab& prevention

  • Assistant Coach for Briarcliff  Bears 8U and up 2017

  • Assistant Coach for Sandlot 12U 2017

INSTRUCTION/TRAINING:

  • Active Strength And Conditioning Coach for  Youth, Collegiate and Adult Athletes throughout Rockland, Putnam and Westchester Counties

  • Head Baseball Instructor at ECD Athletics, Blauvelt

  • Active Private Hitting/Fielding Instructor throughout Rockland and Westchester Counties