Matthew D Belford MA, CSCS - firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach Belford is the owner and director for all the programs for Full Count Baseball. In the Fall of 2009, Coach Belford was appointed the Head Coach of The largest High School in New Jersey, Elizabeth High School. ” I look at this as one of the premiere programs, not only in Union County, but in New Jersey” The position follows a post at Montclair State University where he was the Associate Head Coach for Coach Norm Schoenig. In addition, Coach Belford was the Head Coach for NCAA Division II Bloomfield College from 2001-2008. He also served as the Athletic Department Recruiting Coordinator, and was an Adjunct Professor of Exercise and Fitness courses in Physical Education.
Under his direction, he and his staff took the team from consecutive 4 and 8 win season just four years ago, to the current success that the Deacons have enjoyed. In 2006 Coach Belford was named “Coach of the Year” by his fellow coaches in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.
The 2006 Deacons broke the schools single season win total with 26 and for the first time in eight years they went to the CACC tournament, and won their first game. Coach Belford does informal and formal lectures for parents and high school coaches on the NCAA recruiting process. He is currently working on first book “You Want To Be A College Recruited Baseball Player?” Coach Belford has earned Masters Degree’s from Montclair State University, in Physical Education with a Coaching Administration and Sport Biomechanics in 2003. He also has earned a Master in Arts in Education through Montclair State, which he earned in 2004.
He began his college coaching career in 1998 at his alma mater, Kean University. He was hired as the outfield instructor, and assisted with hitters and pitchers. He was also entrusted to be the recruiting coordinator for the Cougars. His efforts brought players that helped Kean win the 2001 New Jersey Athletic Conference Title, and advance to the NCAA Regional of the College World Series. The team was ranked as high as seventh nationally that year. Coach received his Bachelors Degree in 1995 in the field of Physical Education with a specialization in Exercise Physiology. He completed additional credits for a minor in education.
Prior to the start of his college coaching career, coach Belford owned and operated a highly successful in-home personal training business called Hands-On Fitness. He opened the company while he was just a sophomore in college, and began coaching where he played his high school baseball at Piscataway High School. He entered the coaching ranks as the freshman coach in 1994, and quickly proved himself worthy enough to be named the assistant varsity coach in 1995. While with the Chiefs, Coach Belford coached two of best players in the school’s history: Cory Smith (1st round draft choice of the Cleveland Indians 2000) and Brian Malko (Minnesota Twins Draft choice 1995). Coach Belford also enjoyed success as a pitcher for the 1987 and 1988 when the Chief were Mid-State Conference Champions.
Coach Belford is a firm believer in continuing education and learning something from everyone. He has held numerous certifications and affiliations with the nations leading associations of health, fitness, sports medicine, and baseball. He currently sits on the NCAA Northeast Regional Baseball Committee. He has had associations and certifications with the following: National Strength and Conditioning Association, American College of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise, and American Baseball Coaches Association.
Tim Banos - email@example.com
General Manager – Tim received a BA in Sociology and Education from William Patterson University 2006. Tim has been an instructor/coach with Full Count Baseball for five years. He is currently a 5th grade classroom teacher in the Edison Township School District.Tim is currently the General Manager of the Full Count Fall Baseball program. Tim is in charge of all on-field operations. Also, he has served as a Camp Director this summer. As a head coach,
he led Edison Post 435 American Legion to the New Jersey State Championship title in 2007. Also, they returned to the state championship game in 2008, only to become runner-up. In addition, Edison Post 435 competed in two Regional Championship games in 2007 and 2008. Tim was elected Middlesex County American Legion Manager of the Year in 2007.Tim was also an assistant coach at Bloomfield College from 2005 – 2007, where he worked with the infielders and hitters.
Tim played his college baseball at William Paterson University. As a player Tim was two time All-New Jersey Athletic Conference selection as a second basemen. He also had an exceptional career as a high school player at Edison High School when he was selected All-Area in 2001 and won two Middlesex County Championships (1999, 2001).
Cherie Stappenbeck – Softball General Manager
Attended Ithaca College – specializes in Catching/ Fielding – Former Ithaca High School Assistant Coach, Former Springfield College Assistant Coach, Current Ridge High School Coach
John Farmer-Lead Instructor, Facility Manager, Trainer, Club Team Coach
Attended Rutgers-Newark & NJIT – career notes: 2001 Group IV State Champion with Toms River East, High School All-County/ All-Shore 2002, Four Year Letter Winner with Rutgers-Newark, All NJAC Team 2005 – specializes in Infield/Hitting – Former Assistant Coach with NJIT 2008-2010, Current Assistant Varsity Coach with Elizabeth High School 2011 – present
Aaron Eyler, Assistant General Manager- firstname.lastname@example.org
Aaron played baseball at Ramapo College of New Jersey where he was a four-year starter in center field and served as a team captainduring his junior and senior years. During his tenure at Ramapo, Aaron was named to the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) All-Conference team. He is ranked in the Ramapo record books in the top ten of multiple offensive categories including hits,triples, RBI’s, runs scored, and career batting average. Following his playing career, he coached at South Brunswick High School for two years before pausing to pursue his Master’s degree.
Aaron has a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Ramapo as well as a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration & Leadership from Rutgers University. He is currently researching universities to attend for his doctoral degree with a concentration in either educational technology or administration and leadership. Coach Eyler teaches Advanced Placement United States History and is a technology coordinator at Piscataway High School in Piscataway, New Jersey. He is also the author of Synthesizing Education and active in facilitating professional development workshops that specialize in introducing Web 2.0 tools in the classroom.
“I look forward to working with the players and staff at Full Count Baseball to cultivate a tradition of quality and success that extends beyond the scope of physical attributes; one that will not only contribute to a player’s immediate accolades but also leave a lasting impact that increases their baseball IQ and allows them to engage in new ventures when their playing careers are over.”
Chris Banos, Coach 18U Club
Chris Banos – 15U/ 18U Coach – attended Dominican College – career notes: NAIA Honorable Mention All American, All North East, All conference CACC – specializes in hitting – coach at Dunellen HS, State Champs 2009 with JFK High School
He returns to coaching after several seasons away from the sideline, but never away from the game. Banos, the father of Coach Tim Banos and Coach Chris Banos, brings over 35 years of coaching experience to Full Count this summer. Coach Banos created the Edison Orioles of the New Brunswick Open League, where he both managed and played with countless former collegiate and professional baseball players. Most notably, Coach Banos spent 7 years at the helm of the Father & Son American Legion Team in which he won several District Titles and the State Championship in 1996. In addition, Coach Banos competed as a collegiate player for Middlesex County College. Also, George Banos is regarded as one of the top high school and college basketball officials in New Jersey. Coach Banos’ knowledge of the game will prove to be an asset for Full Count Baseball.
Hitting / Infield
Frank Beckhorn has been an instructor for Full Count Baseball for 4 years. Coach Beckhorn currently holds a BA degree in Education from Kean University in 1998 and a Masters in Administration and Supervision of Education. Frank is the All Time record holder in Batting Avg. for a four year career for Division III Baseball. His career ended at the professional level when he played for The Nashua Pride of The Atlantic League in 1998 through 2000. Coach Beckhorn was a three time All American for Kean University ’98, ’99,’00. Frank has too many individual awards to list and is a tremendous instructor for our hitters. He has been huge part of the success of The National Championship Kean University Cougars as the hitting instructor for the past three years. He was the hitting coach at and and a big part of the success of The National Championship Kean University Cougars until 2009 when he helped the Cougars go to their third NCAA World Series.
Instructor-Alex is a 1995 graduate of John F. Kennedy Memorial High School (Iselin). At JFK Alex was a 4 year starter, played on the 1992 State Sectional Championship Team and earned All-State 1st Team, All-Group 1st Team, All-County 1st Team, All-Division 1st Team and Division Player of the Year. After High School Alex attended Montclair State University. While at MSU Alex was a 3 year starter, named the Mid Atlantic Regional Tournament MVP and captain his senior year. Alex currently an Assistant Baseball coach at Carteret High School and holds a BA in Physical Education/Health from MSU as well as a MA in Educational Administration & Leadership from Kean.
Bobby Brownlie, Guest Instructor
Manager and Coach Fred Hills Sports Academy in East Brunswick 1999 NJ State High School Player of the Year.
2000 Big East Rookie of the Year and first team Freshman All-American and 2nd team All American
2000 Big East First Team
2000 Mcneese award winner in Cape Cod league given to top pro prospect
2001 First team all Big East
2001 Baseball America Summer Player of the Year for Team USA
2002 Big East Preseason Pitcher of the year
2002 Preseason All American
2002 2nd team Big East
2002 1st round draft pick of the Chicago Cubs (21st Overall)
4 time minor league all-star
2007 Washington Nationals pitcher of the month for April
2008 Atlanta Braves pitcher of the month for July
Attended Bloomfield College & UCC – career notes: four year college pitcher, got first postseason win against Brookdale CC as a freshman pitcher with UCC, led pitching staff in strikeouts and ERA – specializes in pitching – Elizabeth High School Freshman Baseball Coach.
Lee Cavico – Coach, Hitting & First Base
Attended Kean University – Career notes: Played 4 years at Bishop G. Ahr, 4 time all Division/3 time all Count/3 time all area. Played 3 years at Kean University 2011. NJAC Player of the Year/All Region/All World Series Team.
Chris Esperon – Trainer/ Strength Coach
Attended TCNJ & Seton Hall – career notes: All Region/ All Conference in College, DII All American, Two time NJAC Champion – specializes in hitting/ outfield
Lauren Fitzsimmons – Pitching Coach/ Head Coach
Attended TCNJ – career notes: four years with Bridgewater Raritan & TCNJ, coached lessons for six years, head coach Westfield 10U – specializes in pitching – hold strikeout record at BRHS & TCNJ, 2008 Player of the Year at TCNJ, NJAC first team, ECAC first team
Pitching and Outfield – BSW from Kean University in social work and a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice. Lou has completed his 10th year as pitching coach and outfield coach with the 2007 National Champion Kean University Cougars. Where he has been an integral part of their four regional titles and 2002 New Jersey Conference Championship teams. Lou Has been a parole officer and served two years in the United States Air Force.
Scott Gleichenhaus – attended LIU Brooklyn & Widener
Career notes: played at South Plainfield High School, second team All-County, first team All-Division, batted .391 senior year, scholarship to attend
William Gratacos – Club Coach, Camp Instructor
Attended Keystone College (Kean University) – career notes: played two years at Keystone College under head coach Mike Collins – specializes in Hitting/ Outfield – Assistant Varsity Coach with Elizabeth High School, Physical Education/ Heath teacher at Elizabeth High School, have been coaching with Matt Belford for four years, before coaching at Elizabeth coached at David Brearly High School for one year
Connor Henderson – Club Coach – attended TCNJ
Specializes in Pitching. Connor played baseball at The College of New Jersey where he was starting pitcher for three years. During his tenure at TCNJ, the team won the 2009 NJAC championship and Connor was named to the NJAC All-Conference and ACBA Mid-Atlantic Region team twice. He is ranked near the top in the TCNJ record books in multiple pitching categories including wins, innings pitched, and ERA. Following his playing career, he began coaching for Full Count Baseball in the summer of 2011. Connor earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Technology Education from TCNJ. He is currently teaching TV Production at Chatham High School in Chatham, NJ.
Mike Korneski - email@example.com
Pitching Coordinator – is in his first year as a coach and instructor for Full Count Baseaball. He is currently the assistant head coach and pitching coach for the Edison Father and Son American Legion team. Post 435 have been one of the top Legion programs in the state and have recently made it to the Sweet 16 of the American Legion tournament and have been regional runner-ups the past two years.
Coach Korneski has also been an assistant Varsity coach for Edison high School for Coach Jim Muldowney from 1997-2000 before taking over as head coach in 2001, where he won a county championship and was named Red Division Coach of the Year. After his tenure as Edison High School, Coach Korneski was an assistant coch for South Brunswick High School from 2003-2006. Coach Korneski was an all-state pitcher at Edison High School for Coach Jim Muldowney and played his college baseball at Fairfield University.
Mike Korneski currently teaches History at Edison High School.
Billy Mastriano - Bmastriano23@verizon.net
Instructor – earned B.A. from Kean University. Currently working as a second grade teacher in Linden.
Billy has been coaching baseball for the last nine years. He started his coaching career as a volunteer assistant with Kearny High School. For the last five years he has been with Linden High School, where he is currently the assistant varsity coach for the Tigers. Billy Played college baseball under coach Belford at Kean University, where he was an infielder and designated hitter. He played on a team that was ranked as high as seventh in the country for division III. Billy also had a very good high school career being selected first team all county two years in a row.
Louis Mazzella – Assistant Club Intern
attended Molloy College & Kean University – career notes: 2009 Union County Championship, 2009 Second Team All County, 2009-2010 County/State Honorable Mention – specializes in catching
Eric Mills – Pitching
Attended Kutztown University – Head Coach JFK High School. Career notes: Piscataway High School 1999 All County/Area, Kutztown 2003 All PSAC, Played in Independent Norther League for Allentown Ambassadores 2003
Softball Coach – *27 Years as Head Coach of South Plainfield Softball. *533 – 153 Overall 27 year record; 10 Division championships;
6 Sectional Titles; 2 GMC County Championships; *3 State Championships; 10 time “Coach Of The Year”, including “Star Ledger
State Coach of the Year”; *Inducted into the NJSCA (New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association) “Hall of Fame” in 1997;
*Most Winnings Softball Coach in Middlesex County; #7 *Most Winnings Softball Coach in the State
John Woodhull - firstname.lastname@example.org
Pitching / Hitting – John was an Outstanding two way player for both The College of New Jersey (98-99) and Kean University (2000-2001). John received his BA from Kean University in Criminal Justice in 2002, but later returned to Kean from 2003-2005 to gain a second degree in Special Education. He was a stand out player for The Woodbridge Barrons, where he was an All Area selection in addition to garnishing All County Awards in 1997. He was named to the all
NJAC team as a pitcher in 2001 respectively. A big lefty pitcher and one of the conferences best defensive first baseman.
John is currently a Special Education Teacher at Woodbridge High School. John is a tremendous pitching instructor as well as infield coach. John has been The Camp Director for the past three years, and been with Full Count baseball since 2003.
- 4 year starting catcher at NCAA Elms College
- Tri-County Baseball league in Western MA
- Full County Baseball Trainer/Player Development
- Performance Training Certification from NASM
- -Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
- Trains with the DEA, College Baseball Players