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Mike Amendola

Coach Amendola is in his sixth season as head varsity coach at his Alma mater  -  Clarkstown South HS(1995).  In 2018, Coach Amendola led the team to a very successful season which was capped off with the League Championship and Section title - the 1st in school history! In addition, in 2015, he was awarded 2015 League Coach of the Year and 2015 Conference 2 Coach of the Year to the 2015 team who were also League Champions. Coach Amendola came to Clarkstown South after a five year stint at Yonkers, where he help to rebuild the Yonkers high school Baseball Program.  Coach Amendola was selected as MSG varsity Hudson Valley 2011 Coach of the Year, leading Yonkers to a top four seed in section one Class A.  His coaching career begin as a Freshman head coach and varsity assistant at Suffern High School (ten years) he guided his teams to four Rockland County Championships.  During his tenure at Suffern, Coach Amendola was awarded assistant Coach of the Year by the Rockland County Athletic Directors. Currently, he is an adaptive Physical Education Teacher working with special needs students in Yonkers.  

Clarkstown South High School:

2013 - Present - Head Varsity Baseball Coach                                                                                                                       2018 - League Champs and Section 1 Title                                                                                                                              2015 - League Coach of the Year                                                                                                                                      2015 - Conference 1 Coach of the Year                                                                                                                              2015 - League Champs and Section Champs

Generals Baseball Academy:

2018 - JV White Head Coach

Yonkers High School:                                                                                                                                                           

2007-2012 - Head Varsity Baseball Coach                                                                                                                         2011 - MSG Varsity Hudson Valley Coach of the Year

Suffern High School

1996-2006 - Freshman head coach and varsity assistant                                                                                                         4 x Rockland County Champs

Currently a Physical Education Teacher working with special needs students in Yonkers

 

Joe Farina

Coach Farina has been coaching youth travel baseball for over the past 10 years with numerous baseball clubs, including the Generals Baseball Academy, Stars Baseball Club and Armonk Bobcats Travel Organization. During his time as a professional paid coach he has taken 8 different teams to Cooperstown Dreams Park and has coached teams ranging from 11u -17u in various tournaments and leagues.  Farina has a wealth of baseball knowledge and a real enthusiasm to teaching the fundamentals of baseball.

Generals Baseball Academy:                                                                                                                                            2014-Present - Head Baseball Coach 16u Team                                                                                                                  2018 - Assistant Coach 13u team                                                                                                                                Academy Instructor

Armonk 12u Summer Cooperstown Team:                                                                                                                       2012- 2018 - Head Baseball Coach

11U Armonk Spring Travel Teams                                                                                                                                      2014 -2016 - Head Baseball Coach                                                                                                                                   

Stars Baseball Club Travel Baseball Team                                                                                                                           2012 - 2015 -  Head Baseball Coach for the 14U 15U and 16U                                                                                           2010-2012 & 2016 - Head Baseball Coach for 13u

Specializes in Hitting and Catching Instruction

 

Donnie Roth

Coach Roth is currently the assistant Varsity coach at Clarkstown North High School.

His love of the game and instruction of our youth has been demonstrated by his work at multiple summer camps and baseball academies throughout the tri-state area.  He is currently the Assistant Varsity Coach for his alma mater Clarkstown North HS and a head coach for Generals JV teams. Coach Roth has also coached Hardball-NY, Pro Swing and RiverDogs Baseball Travel Teams since 2009. 

During his playing days, Coach Roth was a standout three year starting varsity player at Clarkstown North HS.  He was selected All-league and All-county for three consecutive years.  He went on to play Division II baseball at Concordia College.

Clarkstown North:                                                                                                                                                         Varsity Assistant 2012-present

Generals Baseball Academy:                                                                                                                                            2009 -2012 - Trained Generals Travel Teams 2009-2012                                                                                                           2017-Present -  Generals JV Blue Coach 

Hardball Training Center                                                                                                                                                  2010 -2011 - 13U Head Coach 2010-2011

ProSwing Pride                                                                                                                                                                2012-2016 - 13U, 14U, 15U teams

Riverdogs Baseball Fall Teams                                                                                                                                                2012-2015 ages 14-18U

Specialize in Middle Infield, OF, Base running

 

Joe Zeccardi

Coach Zeccardi comes to the Generals with his years of experience at the High School and College levels. Zeccardi served as Head Coach for Rockland Community College for 11 seasons from 2004-2014. During his tenure as skipper he guided his teams to three Mid Hudson Region and Conference Championships which led to him being named head Coach of the Year in 2015.

Since 2016, he has been serving as Assitant Varsity Baseball Coach at Albertus Magnus High School since 2016. Since that time, Albertus has won 2 section champaionships and was named Rockland County Assistant Coach Of The Year. Zeccardi is also heavily involved at the youth levels. He has been a volunteer coach for New City Little League from 2014 to present and was named the All Star team coach at the 10u level.

In addition to his coaching resume, Zeccardi is New York State Certified Physical Education Teacher K-12 and NYS Certified CPR, First Aid, AED and Concussion. Coach Zeccardi is truly vested in helping players within the Generals Organization to get them ready for the next level. 

Rockland Community College: 

Served as Head Coach for 11 years  2004-2014 

3 x Mid Hudson Conference Region 15 Champions

3 x Mid Hudson Conference and Region 15 Head Coach of the Year

 

Albertus Magnus HS:

Serves as Assistant Coach 2016-Present

2015 & 2017 Section Champions Class B

2018 Rockland County Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year

 

New City Little League:

Volunteer LL Coach   2014-Present

2018 10 U All Star Manager

 

Generals Baseball Academy: 

Assistant Coach 11U    2018-Present

New York State Certified Physical Education Teacher K-12

NYS Certified   CPR, First Aid, AED and Concussion 

 

Dennis Covert 

Coach Covert has twelve years coaching experience at Clarkstown High School North, his alma mater, where he has helped lead the Rams to one freshman county championship and one JV county championship during his tenure.  Dennis has also managed and coached in New City Little League, and has been a manager and coach in the Generals organization every year since our inception. A teacher and science department chair at Clarkstown North, Coach Covert always demonstrates an interest in his players' development beyond just their athletic abilities.  Dennis' coaching strengths include instructing catchers, teaching base running, developing a hitting approach, and all aspects of the mental side of the game.  

 

Eric Nanton

Coach Nanton is a lifelong Rockland resident and Clarkstown North graduate. He is a certified personal trainer, movement specialist, sports and conditioning coach, baseball coach and instructor. As a three sport athlete in High Scool, Eric has always had a passion for sports. Eric graduated from Clemson University with a BS in Sports Marketing and continued to play baseball at Clemson. In addition to training and coaching our Generals teams, he currently plays in a semi-pro men’s league.  

 

 

Bill Sullivan

Coach Sullivan is owner and founder of the Hardball Training Center in Elmsford, NY. Sullivan served as the Head Baseball Coach at NCAA Division II Mercy College for 15 years. During his tenure he coached several All-Conference honorees, including Japan League and former Major League pitcher Brian Sweeney.

Sullivan began his coaching career after playing for legendary skipper and mentor Gene McDonald at La Salle, a NCAA Division I program. He first served as an assistant coach for three years at Mercy College under Timmy Kelly, before taking the helm for the 1994-95 campaign.

Sullivan's baseball background reaches beyond the collegiate level as he has also directed and instructed at numerous youth camps and clinics, including Triple Play Baseball Academy, Cooperstown Diamond National Youth Baseball Academy, University of Miami, Barry University, and Mercy College. During his career he has instructed hundreds of aspiring young athletes, with many alumni going on to collegiate careers.

Sullivan was a three-sport athlete at Clarkstown North, participating in baseball, football, and basketball. During his final year he was selected to play in the Exceptional Seniors Game. He began his own collegiate career at Nichols College, where he posted a 5-3 record as a starting pitcher during his freshman season under coach Al Makasion. Sullivan transferred to La Salle, playing three years under McDonald. He pitched and played the infield during his career with the Explorers.

Sullivan also carries a strong educational background, serving as a teacher for a combined 12 years at Preston High School and Clarkstown North High School. Prior to that he played for three years at Division I La Salle University where he pitched and played the infield.

Sullivan is a founding member and has been instrumental in building the Generals program from the ground up. He also has served on the Board Of Directors as the Director of Player Development and has coached multiple Generals teams over the years.