A Manhattan College grad Wally has directed the Humnbirds now for 38 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 former major leaguer Joe Nathan.
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 assistant to the General Manager of the Washington Nationals, his ties to the professional baseball world are too numerous to mention. Our current system allows us to send Willie players ready for advanced instruction at the high school and collegiate level.
After a standout career at The University of New Haven, Tom signed his first professional baseball contract with the American Association Gary Southshore Railcats where he was second in voting for the leagues Rookie of the Year honors in 2019. He briefly appeared for the Winnipeg Goldeyes during an abbreviated 2020 season before returning to the Railcats in 2021 and where he will again play in 2022. He is available for private and small group lesson instruction.