Baez moves from assistant to head coach

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NEW YORK, NY – After spending the previous season as the baseball team's Assistant Coach, Albert Baez has been appointed to Head Coach after a national search to fill the position. Albert brings with him a wealth of playing experience and knowledge of the game, along with a passion to teach student-athletes how to get the most from the game.
“I am extremely excited to step into the head coaching position and continue where we left off as a staff last season”, said Albert. “My main goal is to develop quality student-athletes that will help take this program to the next level. I look forward to helping the student-athletes prepare to compete day in and day out, both in the classroom and on the field.”
Coach Baez spent last season as the pitching coach for the Macs, his first season after taking home Pitcher of the Year honors from the Skyline Conference. Albert played his collegiate baseball at Purchase College, and was a First-Team All-Conference pitcher in 2009. Albert signed a professional contract with the Wild Things of the Frontier League, and also played two summers for the Dodge City A's in the Jayhawk League.  He was heavily scouted by major league scouts during his pitching tenure.
“Many great candidates applied for the position, but Albert stood out as the candidate that could add his touch to the program while continuing certain traditions of the program”, said Assistant Athletic Director John Czarnecki. “Albert is young and energetic and has a vast knowledge of the game, which makes him a great fit for the job.”