Well known to the Humnbird faithful, Mick has been associated with Humnbird Baseball for over 30 years. Played his collegiate ball at University of Buffalo and has been instrumental in the development of numerous high school and collegiate hitters. His patient approach has gained him a very loyal following in area baseball and softball circles.
A standout pitcher at Shoals CC in Alabama and Pine Bush High School, Mike is our lefty pitching specialist. After a standout career at Shoals he stayed with legendary coach Mark Lee to coach and work with the pitching staff. He brings a wealth of experience along with uncanny expertise in teaching the change up. He will be working our Pitchers/Hitters/Fielders classes and is available for specialized individual private and small group work.
With a teaching and playing background second to none, Willie constantly provides us with information and cutting edge technology that keeps the Humnbird pitching program far ahead of any other program available today. A former first round draft pick of the California Angels in 1985, he retired from a 15 season playing career in 1999 and became a professional scout. Currently a ML Advanced Scout with the Florida Marlins his ties to the professional baseball world are too numerous to mention. He rejoins our staff full time each October to run our collegiate prep program along with private lesson work.
A Manhattan College grad Wally has directed the Humnbirds now for 33 years. After a two year stint at Orange County CC, he took over as the head coach at Pine Bush High school where he recently retired after 33 years at the helm. The program during his tenure has produced numerous collegiate players and 7 players selected in the major league draft including current Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan.