MEET THE COACHES



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Head Coach
Jerry Greeley, 7th Year
Phone:  570-977-4623
baseball@kings.edu


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 1990-94 seasons.

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 one year.

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 realignment.

Greeley also 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.

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 in 2002.

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/
Recruiting Coordinator

Lieutenant Colonel Mark Kaster, 2nd Year 
Phone: 570-606-9323
markkaster@kings.edu



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 /
Conditioning Coordinator
Sean Foley, 6th Year 
Phone:  570-574-6541
seanfoley@kings.edu


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 duties.

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.


Pitching  Coach
Donny Langdon, 3rd year

Phone:  570-793-3151
donaldlangdon@kings.edu


Donny 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 Otters. 

Langdon is a graduate of Coughlin high school in Wilkes-Barre and resides in nearby Plains during the off-season. 


Bullpen Coach /
Special Projects Coordinator 
Mark Yankowski, 1st Year 
Phone: 570-762-3070
markyankowski@kings.edu  


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 recruiting duties.

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 program. 

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
Phone: 570-262-1916
jamesgodlewski@kings.edu

Entering his sixth season on the King's baseball staff is  Academic Enhancement Coordinator / Community Outreach Coordinator  Dr. Jim Godlewski. 

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 monitoring program.

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.


Scouting Coordinator
Tom Macrosky, 6th year

Phone:  570-362-3364
tommacrosky@kings.edu


Tom Macrosky 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.


Special Assistant for Scouting and Recruiting
Brian Campbell, 7th Year
Phone:  570-352-4731
briancampbell@kings.edu
 

Brian Campbell 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" Caleb Calarco.

From 1990-93, 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.






 

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