spent 12 years as head coach and general manager of Orloski's
collegiate/semi-professional baseball team. From 1985-1997, the team
played in two separate league as Greeley guided the squad to a 403-144
record while winning 19 league titles.
Jerry Greeley, 7th Year
In July of 2002, Jerry Greeley was named the head coach of
the King's College baseball team. A noted area baseball figure,
Greeley owns extensive coaching experience at the professional, semi-professional,
and collegiate levels.
Greeley, who had served as head coach at Pennsylvania State University
at Wilkes-Barre Campus since 1995, was also a one-time assistant coach
at King's, working five years with the Monarch program during the
In six previous years as head coach at King's, Greeley has led the
Monarchs to four Freedom Conference playoff berths. In 2007, he led
King's to a single-season program record of 28 victories, marking the
fourth straight year his teams have broken the school-record for wins in
In 2006, he guided King's to its finest season ever when the Monarchs
won the Freedom Conference title and claimed the program's first-ever
berth into the NCAA Division III National Tournament. Greeley was
selected by his peers as the 2006 Freedom Conference "Coach of the Year.
His six-year head coaching mark at King's stands at 128-97-2 heading
into the 2009 campaign.
During the summer of 2005, after serving two seasons as a minor league
coach for the Cincinnati Reds, Greeley returned to the Baltimore Orioles
organization as a coach for their Appalachian League affiliate in
Bluefield, WV. This is Greeley's second stint in the Orioles'
organization as he spent 1997-98 in Bluefield and 1999-2001 with the
Orioles' entry in the Gulf Coast League.
While with Cincinnati, Greeley was assigned to the Class "A" Billings
Mustangs in Montana in 2002 and Sarasota of the Gulf Coast League in
2003. The 2008 season was Greeley's 11th year as a professional coach
in Major League baseball's minor league system as he was on
the Bluefield staff.
As the head coach at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, he compiled a 224-125
record and led the Mountain Lions to four conference championships.
As an assistant at King's in 1992, Greeley helped pilot the Monarchs to
the MAC Northern Division championship. In 1993, King's shared the
first-ever MAC Freedom League title following the conferences
He served as Baseball Coordinator for the Pocono Region of the Keystone
State Games from 1995-2001 and was the State Baseball Director in 1997.
He is also the owner and director of the Jerry Greeley Grand Slam
Baseball Camps and Clinics in Wilkes-Barre.
He is currently employed full-time as teacher/supervisor for the
Lifeskills School to Work Program for Pocono Mountain School District.
Greeley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in special education from
East Stroudsburg University in 1989, then completed his Master of
Education degree in Health and Physical Education, and Sport Management
and Administration at East Stroudsburg in 1998. He also completed his
Secondary and Elementary Principal Certification from Temple University
He is a member of the Association of Professional Ballplayers of
America; the American Baseball Coaches Association; the Pocono Mountain
Educational Association; the Pennsylvania State Educational Association;
and the National Education Association. He was also recently honored by
the ABCA for his 700th career coaching win with King's, Penn State
Wilkes-Barre, and Orloski's. He currently owns an impressive 755-366-2
combined coaching record.
Greeley has also been active with the Pennsylvania Special Olympics and
Challenger Division Baseball. He was inducted into the Luzerne County
Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
He resides in Blakeslee with his wife Robin and daughter Lisa Mia and
son Jerry Don (J.D.).
Sport Psychology Coach/
Lieutenant Colonel Mark Kaster, 2nd Year
Lieutenant Colonel Mark Kaster enters his second season as a member of
the King's baseball staff, and his first year in the position of Sport
Psychology Coach/Recruiting Coordinator.
As recruiting Coordinator Kaster is responsible for assisting Coach
Greeley with all aspects of the recruiting process, including background
checks of prospects and communications with recruits.
Kaster's primary focus as Sport Psychology Coach is to incorporate
individual and group activities into the program to improve players
confidence, concentration and composure. His other on field coaching
duties include development of the infielders along with monitoring the
Monarchs' bunting program.
Kaster, who owns twenty- four plus years of command and multi- national
experience in the Air Force, is currently the Commander of the Air Force
ROTC Detachment 752 hosted at Wilkes University. The detachment serves
thirteen cross town Universities and Colleges including:
King's, Scranton, Bloomsburg, East Stroudsburg, Baptist Bible, Marywood,
Misercordia, Keystone, Luzerne, Lackawanna and Penn State Wilkes-Barre,
Penn State Worthington and Penn State Hazleton. He also owns a great
deal of amateur coaching experience, as he has coached teams in Beligum,
Virginia and Iowa.
Kaster earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from Iowa
State, then went on to complete a Masters of Science degree in Business
Administration from Troy State in Alabama and a Masters of Science
Degree in Meteorology from Saint Louis University.
Coach Kaster resides in Mountain Top with his wife Tracy , son Matt, and
daughters Amanda and Abigail.
Bench Coach /
Sean Foley, 6th Year
Sean Foley enters his sixth season as a
member of the King's baseball staff. His primary duties include serving
as the Bench coach on game days, along with the development of the
catchers on both the varsity and junior varsity teams. As the programs
Conditioning Coordinator, Foley is also responsible for monitoring the
Monarchs' year-round conditioning program which is used by many major
league organizations. He also assists with scouting and recruiting
Foley, a former catcher at NCAA Division I Penn State University, owns a
great deal of amateur coaching experience. He is currently the head
coach for the Pocono Region Junior Division of the Keystone State Games.
Foley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Penn State,
then went on to complete his Master's degree in Physical Therapy from
the Hahnemann University in Philadelphia.
He is currently employed as Facility Director/Physical Therapist at
Phoenix Rehabilitation and Health Services in Hanover Township.
Coach Foley resides in Mountain Top with his wife Lisa, son Sean, and
daughter Madison Elizabeth.
Donny Langdon, 3rd year
Langdon enters his third season as the pitching coach for the King's
baseball program, where he is responsible for the development of
pitchers on both the varsity and junior varsity teams. He also assists
with scouting and recruiting duties.
Langdon, a former pitcher in the Seattle Mariners organization, owns a
great deal of professional experience. During the 2008 season he was a
member of the Pensacola Pelicans of the American Association League,
where he was selected to the league all star team as a relief
pitcher. In 2007, he played for the North Shore Spirit of the
Independent Can-Am League, while he spent the 2006 season as a key
member of the bullpen for the Frontier League champion Evansville
Langdon is a graduate of Coughlin high school in
Wilkes-Barre and resides in nearby Plains during the off-season.
Yankowski, 1st Year
After a successful four year stint as the closer for the
Monarchs, Mark Yankowski enters his first season as the Bullpen
Coach/Special Projects Coordinator for the King's baseball program where
he is responsible for working with Pitching Coach Donny Langdon to
enhance the development of the pitchers on both the varsity and junior
varsity teams. He is also responsible for assisting with scouting and
As Special Projects Coordinator Yankowski, a 2008 King's College
Graduate in Finance, will be involved with coordinating
community outreach projects, alumni games and special events for the
Yankowski spent this past summer as the Director of
Group Sales for the Auburn Doubleday's, the New York Penn League
affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jay's.
Coordinator of Academic Enhancement
and Community Outreach Coordinator
Dr. Jim Godlewski, 6th year
Entering his sixth season on the King's baseball staff is Academic
Enhancement Coordinator / Community Outreach Coordinator Dr. Jim
As Academic Enhancement Coordinator Dr. Godlewski is responsible for
providing the Monarch players with presentations and activities to
enhance study skills and organization as part of the team's academic
Dr. Godlewski also assists Coach Greeley and Coach Yankowski with
coordinating community service projects for the program's highly
successful "Extra Innings Club". His primary on-field duties
include assisting with areas of need during practice sessions and games.
Dr. Godlewski, who holds a Doctorate in Education degree from Temple
University, is a retired elementary school principle. He is currently
employed by the American College Testing company (ACT). He has three
grown sons - Matt, Mike, and Kris.
Tom Macrosky, 6th year
enters his sixth season as a member of the King's baseball staff, and
his second in the position of Scouting Coordinator after serving four
years as a member of the Monarch coaching staff.
He is responsible for coordinating the advance scouting of Monarch
opponents to assist with game management, and the scouting of prospects
at showcases and tournaments.
Macrosky came to King's after serving as an assistant coach at College
Misericordia for three years. Macrosky, a former player at Misericordia,
earned degrees in both business administration and sports management. In
the summer of 2002, he served an internship with the Nashua Pride of the
North Atlantic League.
He has also been very active in the local summer leagues, servings as
manager of the Wyoming Valley Miners summer collegiate team and also as
an assistant coach with the Moosic Mets of the Middle Atlantic
Collegiate Baseball League.
Assistant for Scouting and Recruiting
Brian Campbell, 7th Year
enters his seventh year as a member of the King's baseball staff and
his first in the position of Special Assistant for Scouting and
Recruiting. Campbell had served three years as Associate Head
Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, before spending the past three years
as the Director of Scouting and Recruiting.
Much of the program's recent success can be attributed to Campbell
who played a key role in the recruitment of 12 All-Freedom
Conference selections, including 2006 "Pitcher of the Year" Paul
Giovannoli and 2007 "Pitcher of the Year" and "Player of the Year"
Campbell was a standout starter in centerfield for the Monarchs and
helped King's to its first two league championships. He was a
four-time MAC all-star with a .407career batting average.
Campbell is a
full-time elementary science teacher in the Wallenpaupack Area
School District. He resides in Greentown with his wife Stephanie and
daughters Cailin and Kara.