DAN ALMONTE

HEAD COACH & OWNER

Name, Title


Baseball/Softball Hitting, Catching & 

Fielding Instructor 


2015-2019 ESM Varsity Coach
2010-2018 Baseball/Softball Hitting, Catching, Fielding Instructor, Baseball U NY Head Coach.
2008 Head Modified Coach, Lyncourt School, Syracuse, NY
2008 Graduated with a Master's Degree in Education Curriculum and Instruction from University of Phoenix
2005-2007 Assistant Varsity Coach, Bethel H.S. Hampton, Virginia, District Tournament Champions  
2003-2004 Coach, Freshman Baseball, ESM, East Syracuse, NY
2001 Graduated from Cortland University with a Bachelor's Degree in Health and Physical Education (K-12)
1997 Player, St. Paul Saints, Northern League, St. Paul, Minnesota
1995-1996 Player, Long Beach State University, California, Baseball America’s #1 College Baseball Transfer

1995 Player, Cape Cod College Summer Baseball League (SS)
1992-1995 Player, Old Dominion University, 1994 2nd Team All-CAA (SS), CAA Champions 1994, 1995, Eastern Regionals at Clemson University 1994, Atlantic 1 Regionals at Florida State University 1995, One of Baseball America’s Players to watch in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)
1990-1992 Player, Varsity Baseball ESM H.S. East Syracuse, NY, 1st Team All-League (SS) 1991/1992, Honorable Mention All-League (SS)

1990, Most Outstanding Senior Male Athlete Award 1992, Only Male Athlete in Section III to make 1st Team in Football, Basketball and Baseball.

 

Baseball Hitting, Catching & 

Fielding Instructor 

Former Short Stop for The University of Texas at Tyler and Assistant College Baseball Coach at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas in charge of all Infielder and Hitting Instructor. Also, works as a scouting recruiter for the Perfect Game in Fort Myers, Florida. ​

Tim moved from Texas to bring his knowledge of the game to Update New York. He is available for hitting, pitching lessons, and infield/outfield work. 

TIMOTHY HUNTER

SHAWN PEAKE

​August 2018- Present Graduate Assistant SUNY Brockport (Catchers/Infielders and Hitters)

2016-2018 Baseball U NY Assistant coach, Hitting, Catching, Fielding Instructor

2016-2018 Onondaga Community College Hitting/Catching

2015-2016 Onondaga Community College volunteer assistant

2015 SUNY Brockport Presidents List

2015 Graduated from SUNY Brockport with a degree in sports management and a coaching minor

2011-2015 Student- Athlete (Catcher and First Base) at SUNY Brockport

2011 Liverpool High School 3rd team All State Catcher

2011 Empire State Games Silver Medal Winner

2011 Liverpool High School Varsity Baseball, Team Captain, First Team All-CNY, First Team All-League 

2010 Liverpool High School Varsity Baseball, First Team All-League

2009 Liverpool High School Varsity Baseball, First Team All-League

The thriving voice you hear leading a pre-practice stretch or encouraging an athlete to finish a workout session strong is that of Strength and Conditioning Coach Frank Bahamonde II.

 

Coach Bahamonde oversees The Sports Yard’s newly renovated weight room. With plans on expanding and growing with time to a primmere athlete training facility. Coach Bahamonde’s duties included assisting with the exercise and strength conditioning programs to help players achieve and maintain optimal fitness throughout the pre-season, in-season and off-season. With the Sport yard house teams and individuals who seek an opportunity to improve, he worked with numerous athletes in the CNY area. Helping each and every one achieve their goals.

 

Prior to joining the sport yard staff, coach bahamonde worked for Oswego City Schools as their head strength and conditioning coach. Prior to that he has been an assistant strength and conditioning coach in local high schools including Baldwinsville, Liverpool and Central Square.

 

Coach Bahamonde received a bachelor’s degree in Physical education from SUNY@Cortland in 2001 and added a master’s degree in coaching education from SUNY@Cortland in 2007. Coach bahamonde was born on December 18th, 1979, and is married to Erin. They have two children, Elijah and Leah.

FRANK BAHAMONDE II

CHRIS (TIFF) DAVIS

SUNY Brockport 2016
•First Team All SUNYAC •Onondaga Community College Baseball
•OCC Player of the Year Freshman Year
•Holds record at OCC for doubles in a single season
•Bishop Ludden Graduate 2011
•5 year starter Varsity Baseball, 1B
•3 time First Team All League (Sophomore, Junior, Senior)
•All CNY Junior and Senior year

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Andrew Taft is a recent graduate of Le Moyne College where he spent the last two
years holding down first base for the Dolphins. Over the two years he combined to
slash .334/.448/.660 with 23 doubles and 32 home runs. He was first team NE-10
in both 2018 and 2019 along with winning player of the year in 2019. Taft was a
consensus East Region first team selection by the D2CCA, NCBWA and ABCA for
both 2018 and 2019 as well. His 17 and 15 single season home run statistics are #1
and #2 on Le Moyne’s all time single season home run list. Prior to Le Moyne he
spent 3 years at Division 1 University of Buffalo. He graduated in 2019 with a degree
in Management & Leadership. Andrew is available upon request for lessons in
Hitting, Fielding, and Catching.
2014 CNY Player of the Year
2014 1 St team All-NYS
2014-2017 University of Buffalo MAC Conference
2017-2019 Le Moyne College NE-10 Conference
Present- Hitting, Infield and Catching Coach

Lessons Available by Appointment-
315-269-1153

ANDREW TAFT

Tyler Stever

Mexico Varsity Baseball (2014-2016)

Mexico Block M Baseball MVP (2015, 2016)

OHSL Freedom National First Team All-League (2015, 2016)

Hannibal JV Baseball Head Coach (2018-Present)

The Sports Yard Coach and Instructor (2018-Present)

PITCHING, FIELDING AND HITTING

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