Ray has been involved in amateur athletics since 1995. As a baseball coach, Ray has worked at every level, ranging from junior high school to Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Half Hollow Hills East High School for five years. Additionally, Ray has directed and coached baseball travel organizations that annually compete on the national level. Over 130 baseball players he has coached have gone on to competed at the collegiate level with over a dozen currently in the professional ranks. Ray also has coached interscholastic basketball and football. Ray has served as a Business Education teacher at East Islip High School since 1998.
OPERATIONS MANAGER/BASEBALL INSTRUCTOR
Ryan played high school baseball at St. John the Baptist High School, graduating in 2015. He was a part of the 2014 NSCHSAA championship team. In 2015 he won the NSCHSAA league catcher of the year. He went on to play at LIU Post from 2016-2019, where he was a member of the 2017 and 2019 ECC championship teams. He then played a 5th year at Queens College for the 2020 season. He has now been providing instruction for the Long Island Titans organization as a coach of the 15/16u Body Armor teams. He is currently the JV Head coach at St. John the Baptist High School.
SOFTBALL PITCHING INSTRUCTOR
Kristen was a Division I student-athlete at Hofstra University. She is an established pitching instructor on Long Island for over 20 years. She has coached young women that have earned All-State honors at the high school level. At the collegiate level, some of her athletes have been named All-Conference and Pitcher of the Year. Several have gone on to become instructors themselves. Kristen's lessons provide a positive, supportive environment where the individual qualities and strengths of each player are developed.
Mike played high school baseball at East Islip High School from 2013 – 2016. In 2015 he was an All-State pitcher as well as the Suffolk County League IV MVP. He went on to play at Adelphi University from 2015-2019. He was named to the NE10 All-Conference team in 2016. In the summer of 2017, he was named an All-Star in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. He currently is the Assistant Coach at Adelphi University as well as coaching for the Long Island Titans since 2016.
Katie has been training players ages 7-18 since 2013 and provides instruction in pitching, hitting, fielding, and catching. She was a three-year starter at SUNY-Cortland and helped her team to three DIII College World Series, taking 4th in the nation at their last appearance. She earned All-Region honors as well as the Cortland Red Letter Award. Katelyn started coaching at the high school level in 2017 at Sachem East HS and is now Varsity Head Coach at Sachem East High School. Katie is also the 14u Chiefs Assistant Coach and trains the 12u Chiefs team. She has helped young players that are just starting out learn the fundamentals and has trained those who have gone on to play at the next level.
Jason played baseball at Suffolk Community College for 2 years and then received a scholarship to Mercy college where he was an all conference selection in 1994. Jason signed minor league baseball contract in 1998 with the independent Atlantic league. After winning a softball state championship as an assistant under his father Jim McGowan at Bay Shore high school, Jason became the head coach at Half Hollow Hills HS, Plainedge HS, and currently is the head coach at East Islip HS, where he has been since 2012. In 14 years as a head coach, he has a total of 225 wins, 5 league titles, 4 county final appearances and 2 Suffolk County Titles. Jason was named league coach of the year 5 times.
BASEBALL & SOFTBALL INSTRUCTOR
Jim was a four-year starter at Marist College and was a 1998 All-Conference Selection. After college, Jim went on to become the Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Hauppauge High School. It was there he coached the Eagles to 219 wins including 3 League Titles and 2 Suffolk County Final appearances. He is currently the Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Eastport-South Manor High School. He has been in that position since 2015. In 2018, he led the Sharks to the League V Championship and a Suffolk County AA Finals appearance. Jim was named the League V Coach of the Year that same year. In 18 years as a Head Coach, Jim has seen 43 of his players go on to play at the collegiate level.
Frank is a 2014 graduate of Rocky Point HS where he was a standout pitcher who also played shortstop, and centerfield. Frank earned a scholarship to Division II Northeast power St. Thomas Aquinas College. At STAQ he was a 4-year starting pitcher. He compiled a 20-7 record in over 200 innings, in which he tallied well over 200 strikeouts. Frank received multiple honors including All-American recognition in 2017, Conference Pitcher of the Year, and East Region Pitcher of the Year.
After college, Frank received a contract to play for the Rockland Boulders of the CanAm League. The next season frank played for Gary South Shore Railcats of the American Association, and the Southern Illinois Miners in the Frontier League.
Frank is currently doing private pitching lessons as well as taking part in our 365 Pitching Project. Frank is efficient in the use of Rapsodo Pitching technology.
Mike played High School baseball at Shoreham Wading River High School. In 2012, his senior year, he won the Yastrzemski Award as the Most Outstanding Player in Suffolk County. He went on to play college baseball at Flagler College from 2012-2016. In 2015, he was the Peach Belt Conference Pitcher of the Year. In 2016 he was a 27th round selection for the St. Louis Cardinals in the MLB Draft. In 2018, Mike advanced through the respected Cardinal system to pitch as high as AAA for the Memphis Redbirds. . Mike is currently playing for the Rockland Boulders in the Frontier League.
Dwayne played his high school baseball under Long Island coaching legend Bob Ambrosini, at Connetquot High School. He earned All-league honors there in 2013. Dwayne went on to play college ball at Dowling College college in 2015 & 2016 where he was a catcher. After Dowling College closed, Dwayne transferred to SUNY-New Paltz where he played the 2017 & 2018 seasons. Unusual for a transfer, but Dwayne made an immediate impact on the coaching staff and was named team captain for both seasons. He earned Team MVP honors in 2017 as a catcher, who also played elsewhere at times to keep his bat in the lineup. Currently Dwayne is the Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach at his alma mater, Connetquot HS. Dwayne also is the Head Coach for the nationally recognized 2020 13U HDMH Titans.
Starting his career at Shoreham Wading River High School, Ryan received All League, All County, and the Gold Glove Award for second base during the years 1999 through 2003. In 2002, Shoreham baseball won a Suffolk County Championship. Moving from high school to college, Ryan played collegiate baseball at Teyiko Post University. Transferring from Teyiko Post University, he moved his skills over to St. Joseph’s College for the 2004-05 seasons. During the 2004 season, SJC were Conference Champions and went on to make a NCAA Regional Appearance. Ryan ended his college career at Farmingdale State College from 2006 to 2007. There he was a named Conference Player of the Week, and a 2x Captain for his team. Continuing his career as a professional baseball player for 7 years, he spent time with the New York Federals of New York State League and the Coastal Kingfish of Continental Baseball League. In the post season of 2008, Ryan received an All-Star award for second base while playing for the New York Federals. Then in 2010, he received another All-Star award for second base but with the Coastal Kingfish. From there, Ryan made the transition to coaching. From 2007 to present day Ryan has been giving private hitting and fielding lessons all throughout Long Island. Possibly his best achievement, Ryan became a Co-Founder and Co-Owner of the East Coast Lumberjacks in 2015. The East Coast Lumberjacks have garnered 85 players to collegiate baseball, 75 of the 85 received athletic scholarships and 55 of the 85 went on to play at the Division 1 level.
Bill is a former professional baseball player who was drafted out of high school in the 2nd Round of the 1991 MLB Draft by the New York Mets. He pitched in the Major Leagues for the New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals over six seasons from 1995 to 2005.
Kyle played baseball at Rocky Point High School from 2014-2016. He was an All-League player 3x, and a 2x All Country and All-State player. In his senior season in 2016, he was an All-American, Suffolk County Gold Glove Winner, and was the recipient of the 2016 CatcherMTRX award. He then played for Limestone University from 2017-2021. He spent one season as the assistant coach at Mount Sinai High School in the Spring of 2021. In the summer of 2021, he began coaching for the East Coast Lumberjacks organization. In the spring of 2022, he became an assistant coach at Princeton University. He will be giving hitting and catching lessons at 365 Athletics.
Paige Swantek was a 4-year starter for the Division II LIU Post Softball team. She helped lead her team to the Division II College World Series in 2014, as well as the East Coast Conference Championship and East Coast Region Championship. She received Daktronics/Division II CCA All-East Region awards in 2013 and 2015, All-East Coast Conference awards all 4 years of her college career, NFCA All-Region in 2014, as well as CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-American. Paige was captain of the LIU Post softball team her senior year. Currently, Paige runs the Ducks Fastpitch organization, which has helped over 50+ student-athletes go on to play collegiate softball. In addition, Paige has coached at the JV and Varsity levels. She is extremely excited to share all of her softball knowledge with student-athletes who are looking to bring their games to the next level!
Marc Played varsity baseball at Connetquot High School from 2014 – 2016. He was named All-League all 3 years and earned All-County honors 2X. In 2016 he was named to the All-Long Island Team. Marc went on to play for the University of Albany where he was a 2x captain. In 2019 he was named to the America East All Conference 2nd Team. When he graduated, he stood in 2nd place in school history in home runs and triples. He also holds the record for most RBI in a single season at Albany. He currently coaches in the Long Island Titans Organization.