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Sports Zone Academy Baseball Coaches

Dickie Woodridge

Co-Founder - Hitting & Fielding Instructor
Phone: (315) 256-5251
Twitter: @SportsZoneAcad

Playing Career:
1995- Present SZ Academy Instructor

2003-2012- Empire State Games Head Coach 
1993-1996- San Diego Padres Organization
1991-1993- Le Moyne College

1988-1990- Onondaga CC Player

Athletic Hall of Fame Member:

Liverpool High School

Onondaga CC

Le Moyne College


Chris Cafalone

Hitting Instructor| Director of Collegiate Baseball League

Phone: (315) 254-0738

Twitter: @c_cafalone

Coaching Career:
2015-Present: SZ Academy Instructor 

2006-2014: Asst. Coach Southeast Missouri State

2001-2006: Head Coach Onondaga CC
2001-2006: SZ Academy Instructor

1995-2000: Head Coach Barry University

1992-1995: Asst. Coach Hardin-Simmons University


Eddie Gray

Pitching Coordinator | Director of Baseball Operations 

Phone: (315) 415-8612

Twitter: @ew_gray22

Playing/Coaching Career:

2020-2021: Asst. Coach St. Bonaventure Univ.

2015- 2020: SZ Academy Instructor

2017-2020- Bishop Grimes Varsity Head Coach

2015-2017- Asst. Coach Pulaski High School

2013-2015: Asst. Coach St. Bonaventure Univ.

2008-2012: St. Bonaventure Univ. LHP

2005-2008: Sports Zone Academy LHP

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Craig Hurba

Hitting & Catching Instructor | Travel Team Coach
Phone: (607)-239-7714

Playing/Coaching Career:
2012- Present: SZ Academy Instructor

2010- 2012- Asst. Coach Mount Olive College-NC (DII)
2004-2010: Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Kansas City T-Bones
2002-2004: Mount Olive College- NC

1999-2002- Brevard Community College (FL)

1999- Dunwoody HS (GA) [All Region Team GA]

1996-1998- Oneonta HS Catcher


Butch Alberts

Hitting & Fielding Instructor | Travel Team Coach
Phone: (315)-559-5384

Playing/Coaching Career:
2001- Present: SZ Academy Instructor
1972-1980: Pittsburgh Pirates, California Angels, Toronto Blue Jays
1978: Major League Debut

1968-1972: University of Cincinnati 

Hall of Fame Member: 

University of Cincinnati
Greater Syracuse Baseball 


Greg Ferlenda

Pitching Instructor | Travel Team Coach
Phone(315) 447-1673


Playing/Coaching Career:
2005-Present: SZ Academy Instructor
1991-1993: Cleveland Indians Minor League Instructor
1983-1985: Toronto Blue Jays, Texas Rangers
1981-1982: Onondaga Community College

Hall of Fame Member:

Corcoran High School 


Dan Sisto

Hitting & Fielding Instructor  | Travel Team Coach
Phone(315) 254-5773

Playing/Coaching Career:
2019-Present: SZ Academy Coach
2008-2012: Le Moyne College Player 
2007-2008: Sports Zone Academy Player

2008: 1st Team All CNY & 2nd Team All NYS

2005-2008: CBA- Syracuse Player

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