Opening Day Banner

News

CYCLONES ANNOUNCE 2016 COACHING STAFF

Brooklyn, NY – February 17, 2016 – The Brooklyn Cyclones will open their 2016 season on Friday, June 17th and will once again be led by manager Tom Gamboa, who has been at the helm of the Cyclones in each of the last two seasons. Gamboa is 75-77 during his tenure in Brooklyn and will become just the second manager in franchise history to guide the club for three consecutive seasons, joining Rich Donnelly who served as manager from 2011-2013.

Gamboa, 68, enters his third season with the Mets organization and his 43rd year in pro baseball. The Rancho Mirage, CA native has served on the Major League coaching staffs of the Chicago Cubs (1998-99), and Kansas City Royals (2001-03). The father of five has also had a successful managerial career in the minor leagues, including division titles most recently in Arkansas (AA) in 2005, and Albuquerque (AAA) in 2000.

Rounding out the Cyclones coaching staff for the 2016 campaign will be bench coach Edgardo Alfonzo, pitching coach Billy Bryk, Jr., hitting coach Sean Ratliff, athletic trainer Gavin Grosh and strength coach Joe Lego.

Alfonzo, 42, has been a member of the Cyclones coaching staff in a similar role for three seasons while also serving as a Club Ambassador for the New York Mets. “Fonzie” spent eight years of his 12-year major league career with the Mets and ranks among the franchise leaders in hits, runs, doubles, RBI and home runs. In 2000, the National League All-Star hit .324 with 25 home runs, 40 doubles and 94 RBI while helping the Mets reach the World Series for the first time since 1986.

Bryk, Jr., 31, will join the Mets organization and the Cyclones for the first time in 2016. The Chicago, IL native served as the pitching coach for the Independent League Frontier Greys in 2015 and was a special assignment scout for the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2013-2014. Began his coaching career in 2007 as the bullpen coach for Brockton in the Independent Can-Am League.

Ratliff, 29, enters his second season as a coach in the Mets organization after a five-year playing career that saw him progress to Binghamton (AA) before an injury derailed his career. The native of Cypress, TX was originally selected in the fourth round of the 2008 MLB Draft out of Stanford University. Began his playing career as a member of the Cyclones and hit .229 (46-201) with seven home runs and 22 RBI in 59 games with Brooklyn. Spent the 2015 season as the hitting coach with Kingsport (R) of the Appalachian League.

Gavin Grosh, 28, enters his fifth year in the Mets organization and first as the athletic trainer for the Brooklyn Cyclones. The 28-year-old served in the same role for the Kingsport Mets in 2015 and Gulf Coast Mets in 2014. From 2012-2013 he was the head trainer at the Mets Dominican Academy. Rounding out the staff is strength coach, Joe Lego, who enters his third season in the Mets organization, all in the same role with the Cyclones.

Opening Day for the 2016 season is Friday, June 17th vs. Staten Island. Full season, partial season and group plans for the 2016 campaign are on sale now by calling 718-37-BKLYN.

Brooklyn, NY – February 17, 2016 – The Brooklyn Cyclones will open their 2016 season on Friday, June 17th and will once again be led by manager Tom Gamboa, who has been at the helm of the Cyclones in each of the last two seasons. Gamboa is 75-77 during his tenure in Brooklyn and will become just the second manager in franchise history to guide the club for three consecutive seasons, joining Rich Donnelly who served as manager from 2011-2013.

Gamboa, 68, enters his third season with the Mets organization and his 43rd year in pro baseball. The Rancho Mirage, CA native has served on the Major League coaching staffs of the Chicago Cubs (1998-99), and Kansas City Royals (2001-03). The father of five has also had a successful managerial career in the minor leagues, including division titles most recently in Arkansas (AA) in 2005, and Albuquerque (AAA) in 2000.

Rounding out the Cyclones coaching staff for the 2016 campaign will be bench coach Edgardo Alfonzo, pitching coach Billy Bryk, Jr., hitting coach Sean Ratliff, athletic trainer Gavin Grosh and strength coach Joe Lego.

Alfonzo, 42, has been a member of the Cyclones coaching staff in a similar role for three seasons while also serving as a Club Ambassador for the New York Mets. “Fonzy” spent eight years of his 12-year major league career with the Mets and ranks among the franchise leaders in hits, runs, doubles, RBI and home runs. In 2000, the National League All-Star hit .324 with 25 home runs, 40 doubles and 94 RBI while helping the Mets reach the World Series for the first time since 1986.

Bryk, Jr., 31, will join the Mets organization and the Cyclones for the first time in 2016. The Chicago, IL native served as the pitching coach for the Independent League Frontier Greys in 2015 and was a special assignment scout for the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2013-2014. Began his coaching career in 2007 as the bullpen coach for Brockton in the Independent Can-Am League.

Ratliff, 29, enters his second season as a coach in the Mets organization after a five-year playing career that saw him progress to Binghamton (AA) before an injury derailed his career. The native of Cypress, TX was originally selected in the fourth round of the 2008 MLB Draft out of Stanford University. Began his playing career as a member of the Cyclones and hit .229 (46-201) with seven home runs and 22 RBI in 59 games with Brooklyn. Spent the 2015 season as the hitting coach with Kingsport (R) of the Appalachian League.

Gavin Grosh, 28, enters his fifth year in the Mets organization and first as the athletic trainer for the Brooklyn Cyclones. The 28-year-old served in the same role for the Kingsport Mets in 2015 and Gulf Coast Mets in 2014. From 2012-2013 he was the head trainer at the Mets Dominican Academy. Rounding out the staff is strength coach, Joe Lego, who enters his third season in the Mets organization, all in the same role with the Cyclones.

Opening Day for the 2016 season is Friday, June 17th vs. Staten Island. Full season, partial season and group plans for the 2016 campaign are on sale now by calling 718-37-BKLYN.



Search Archive »





Browse by Month »

September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
February 2007
MCU Card
Hospital for Special Surgery