Ian Millman
Ian Millman, President
Since 2004, Ian has held associate scouting positions with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Toronto Blue Jays and Atlanta Braves. From 2008-2010 he was Head Coach at Francis Lewis HS in Queens NY, his Alma Mater, and has the highest winning percentage (.790) in school history. In 2008 Ian coached Francis Lewis to their second division championship in 22 years. In 2009, he coached Francis Lewis to its first back-to-back division championships in school history. Helped build and lead the Team NY Cardinals to recognition on the national stage. In the fall of 2005, co-founded the NY Nine with well respected Northeast area scout Frank “Buddy” Paine, with the philosophy of preparing elite student-athletes for scholarship level collegiate athletics and the professional draft. He was Pitching Coach for the Miami Marlins Scout Team in Jupiter, Fla (2011-12, 2014). Ian played two seasons professionally while battling major injuries. Ian worked as an Academic Intervention Specialist for the NYC Department of Education, specializing in the motivation and success of at-risk students.

From 2001-2012, 265 out of 277 (96%) of eligible players were admitted to colleges with varying levels of aid or signed professional contracts. Since 2013, 100% of graduated seniors have continued their playing career in college or at the professional level. Since 2004, 42 former players drafted, 48 in total offered/signed MLB affiliated professional contracts, 59 in total signed to professional baseball contracts.

2002 New York City Baseball Federation Championship
2003 NY Liberty Tournament Champions
2002-2005 Elite League Champions
2004 USABF National Runner-up
2004 Perfect Game Northeast Regional Champions
2005 PG/BCS Northeast Regional Runner-up
2006 NABF Northeast Regional Champions
2006 NABF World Series National 3rd place finish
2007 NABF Northeast Regional Champions
2007 Battle at the Border Champions
2007 NABF World Series National Final Four
2008 PG/BCS Northeast Regional Runner-up
2008 Battle at the Border Champions
2008 NABF North-Atlantic Regional Runner-up
2008 Perfect Game Northeast Regional Champions
2009 Battle at the Border Champions
2009 AABC Northeast Regional Runner-Up
2009 Premier Baseball WS Consolation Champions
2009 NABF World Series National Final Four
2010 Battle at the Border Champions
2010 Perfect Game Northeast Regional Runner-Up
2011 Premier World Series National Runner-Up
2011 CABA World Series National Runner-Up
2011 Perfect Game Northeast Regional Runner-up
2013 Great American Classic Runner-Up
2013 Premier World Series National Final Four
2013 CABA World Series National Quarterfinalists
2014 Northeast Collegiate Champions
2015 Sal Agostinelli Fall Classic Champions
2016 IMPACT Blue Ridge Championships Runner-Up
2016 Sal Agostinelli Fall Classic Co-Champions
2017 Independence Day Championship Champions
2017 Mid-Atlantic Showdown Champions
2017 Blue Chips East Coast Championships Champions
2018 NABF World Series National Final Four

Milo Kaminsky, CEO
Milo spent 2 years with Elias Sports Bureau where he was responsible for transcribing and decoding pitching lines from the 1900’s-1950’s and researching information for Yankees & Mets TV broadcasts. For 8 years, he worked at Major League Baseball Advanced Media working with Minor League Official Scorers to enter play by play data into MiLB Gameday. He also ran the Pitch FX system at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field. He also was one of the few analysts who graded umpires on balls & strikes. Starting in 2005, he has worked in the script department on various TV Award shows and roasts.

Victor Traeger, Treasurer
Victor got his Masters in Business Administration – Accounting from Rutgers University in 1977 and worked as an accountant for Touche Ross & Co, Richard A. Eisner & Company and the Gruzen Partnership Architechs before starting his own accounting practice in 1984. He serves emerging and small businesses in areas as financial reporting, development of accounting systems, bank negotiations, automation and full corporate and individual tax planning and preparation. Victor is a Certified Public Account and is affiliated with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Josh Herzenberg, Special Advisor
Josh Herzenberg was a three year member of the New York Nine and still holds several organizational pitching records. He went on to pitch at Oneonta State, where he earned All-Region honors and set the all-time program record for career ERA. After receiving a Master’s degree from Georgetown University, Herzenberg entered professional baseball as a scout with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He then moved on to spend three years as a member of the amateur scouting department for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Herzenberg has scouted many levels of baseball domestically and internationally and was an integral decision maker in the process of signing over a dozen players for the Dodgers, including Dustin May. He also spent two seasons as a coach in the Dodgers organization, with the Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer League and the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League.

Herzenberg joined the Lotte Giants of the Korea Baseball Organization League in the fall of 2019 as Pitching Coordinator and Quality Control Coach and was promoted to Director of Research and Development in the summer of 2020. The White Plains, NY native was the youngest foreign coach in the history of the KBO upon joining the organization. Currently, he’s the Assistant Farm Director for the San Francisco Giants.

Buddy Bengel, Operations Consultant
Buddy Bengel is an entrepreneur native to New Bern. He received his degree in Business Management and is pursuing his MBA at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. Bengel is the current owner of the Morehead City Marlins and Bengel Sports Marketing and Consulting. He’s also the managing partner/co-owner of Bengel Hospitality, which owns and operates Baker’s Kitchen Restaurant and Bakery, Lawson’s Landing Restaurant, Aperitivo Wine Bar, and Beer Army Burger Company.

Bengel’s consulting work has ranged from sporting goods company Spalding and baseball apparel company 3n2 Sports, to political campaigns, public relations, and speech writing. Bengel played professional baseball in America and internationally in Italy. He is currently a member of the Carteret General Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, Carteret County Economic Development Board and Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corporation Board of Directors. He’s a member of the Carteret County Navigators Rotary Club. He is also a graduate of Leadership North Carolina Class XXIII.

Paul Blackburn, MLB Liason
Paul was a first round selection by the Chicago Cubs in 2012 out of Heritage HS in Brentwood, California. After steadily working his way through their system, Blackburn was dealt just prior to the trade deadline in a deal that involved Mike Montgomery. Blackburn claimed a AA championship with the Jackson Generals. That offseason he was dealt to his hometown Oakland Athletics in exchange for Danny Valencia.

Blackburn was named a Pacific Coast League All-Star with the Nashville Sounds in 2017. On July 1, Blackburn made his major league debut against the Atlanta Braves. Prior to a season ending hand injury, he finished his inaugural campaign at 3-1 with a 3.22 era and stellar 1.5 WAR in under three months.

April Mante, Social Media Coordinator
Originally from Westchester County, April Mante is a graduate of Oneonta State, where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Communication Studies with a minor in Public Relations. She has worked in social media and communications across many sports including MLB Advanced Media, the New York Mets, the New York Knicks, the American Hockey League, Major League Lacrosse, and the Eastern College Athletic Conference. A former athlete and lifelong sports fan, Mante is passionate about helping merge sports with technology and expanding the availability of information through multiple communication channels.

Viosergy Rosa, Hitting Coordinator
After being cut three consecutive seasons in high school, Viosergy went to Odessa College and hit .380 with 22 HR and 86 RBI, earning him a draft selection by the Miami Marlins. In 2014, Vio was promoted to Jacksonville and tore through the playoffs, earning Southern League Championship Series MVP. In 2017, Vio finished second in all of minor league baseball with 110 RBI while being named MVP of the Midland Rockhounds. He also delivered the lone RBI in Midland’s Texas League championship-clinching game five victory over Tulsa.

Pete Munro, Pitching Coordinator
A native of Flushing, Pete Munro was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 6th round of the 1993 Major League Baseball Draft. Munro was then sent by Boston to the Toronto Blue Jays in 1998 in the same transaction that brought Mike Stanley to the Red Sox.

Munro debuted with Toronto in 1999. He pitched in a combined 40 games in his two seasons with Toronto. After pitching in part of two seasons, the Blue Jays sent Munro to the Texas Rangers as the player to be named later traded for Dave Martinez. He re-signed with the Rangers for the 2001 season. Munro signed with the Houston Astros before the 2002 season. He split time between AAA and the majors, pitching to a career low 3.57 ERA in 19 games (14 starts) for Houston. His career highlight came on June 11, 2003, when he combined with Houston pitchers Roy Oswalt, Kirk Saarloos, Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel, and Billy Wagner to throw the first no-hitter against the New York Yankees in 45 years. The Astros sextet also set a major league record for the highest number of pitchers to throw a no-hitter. In 2003, Munro pitched the majority of the season out of the bullpen, appearing in 40 games while making 2 spot starts during the season. In his final season with Houston, he went 4-7 with a 5.15 ERA. Another highlight in Munro’s career was in the 2004 NLCS, when he got the ball in Game 2 and Game 6 (In Game 6, he was picked to start over 7-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens). After the season, he signed with the Minnesota Twins on a minor league deal.

Munro started 2006 pitching for the Rochester Red Wings, the Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. He signed with Uni-President Lions of Taiwan’s Chinese Professional Baseball League in March 2007, and was selected to the CPBL All-Star Game in July. Munro signed with the York Revolution of the independent Atlantic League for the 2008 season, but was released after sustaining an injury.

Mariel Checo, Roving Pitching Coordinator
Mariel attended Norman Thomas HS where he led the Tigers to their first ever PSAL A City Title. In 2009 he led the city in strikeouts by a large margin and was named both league and championship MVP. He was drafted and signed by the New York Yankees in 2009. In 2011 he closed out the GCL Championship game earning the save and earning a Championship ring after striking out 41 batters in 27 innings that season. After striking out 10.7 per 9 in his Minor League career, Mariel continued his pro career where he was named to the 2016 Atlantic League All-Star Team playing for the York Revolution.

Marcus Cayenne, Roving Hitting Coordinator
While attending Howard University, Marcus was a volunteer baseball coach at West Virginia State University and Howard University. Upon graduating Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas Law School, Marcus took an internship with the Washington Nationals in the Baseball Operations Department. In 2009, he was named Area Scout for the Oakland Athletics covering Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia.

Roger Mischel, Mental Coach
After a strong HS career that saw him hit .540 and garner multiple All-Queens and All-City nods, Roger Mischel became a two-time All-American pitcher at Adelphi University. After his playing career concluded, he went on to coach at Queensborough Community College where he led the Tigers to consecutive CUNYAC championships. Mischel has coached multiple professional players. Roger has a Masters degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration with a Specialization in Exercise and Sports Science, and is also in the process of obtaining his Doctorate in Health and Human Performance.

Joseph Gerloven, Roving Instructor
Joe Gerloven has served as the Head Varsity baseball coach at Flushing HIgh School since 2011. After several playoff appearances, he led the Red Devils to a city semi final appearance, losing to the eventual champions.

Joe also has 14 years of experience teaching physical education at the elementary level, and holds Masters degrees in both Special Education and Exercise Science. He has worked closely with Queens College over the last nine years training and instructing aspiring physical educators, and has served as a mentor to the Office of School Wellness overseeing the implementation of new physical education programs citywide. In 2011, he was awarded the distinction of “Educator of the Year”, as per Educators Update publication.

Antonio Bausone, College Counselor & Advisor
Antonio Bausone played varsity baseball for Newtown HS before becoming an educator and caregiver for his parents. Currently, Bausone is the Assistant Athletic Director and School and College Counselor at York Early College Academy with over 5 years of experience with the High School, College, and NCAA process. Bausone is also the Associate Head Coach at Flushing High School (Spring, 2017 – PSAL Semi-Finals). Antonio started two baseball programs from scratch. The first program was at The Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation – Semi-Finals in NYC Charter School League. The second program was at Esperanza Preparatory Academy (Year 1 – Semi-Finals in NYC Charter School League and Year 2 – 1st Round of Playoffs within PSAL) where he was Athletic Director as well.

Alibay Barkley, Coach
Early in Alibay’s career, he led his Harlem Little League team to the 2002 Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. Alibay hit 5 homers over a two day span and hit eight for the tournament where the team finished sixth. At George Washington High School, Barkley paced the offense in 2008 leading the Trojans to the PSAL title at Shea Stadium. He represented New York in the 2009 National Power Showcase at Tropicana Field. After being drafted by the Angels, Barkley batted .389 in the AZL.

Kevin Brown, Coach
Kevin was a prolific middle of the lineup hitter during his tenure at Bayside High School, culminating with a .433 average in his senior year in 2008. Brown, who finished with a career batting average over .400, was sidetracked by multiple back surgeries which eliminated his ability to pursue collegiate baseball. After earning his degree at Queens College in 2014, he returned as an assistant coach at his Alma Mater where he helped Bayside claim their first ever PSAL AA City Championship in 2016. Kevin then helped lead the Commodores to the second round of the 2017 PSAL AAA division playoffs. In fall 2018, Kevin was named Varsity Head Coach at Bayside HS and in 2019, Brown secured his first playoff win.

Fernando De Los Santos, Coach
Fernando has coached and been a baseball consultant for numerous organizations including the NYCYSO Rays. De Los Santos is a former baseball player for the Atlanta Braves organization where he spent six years in the minor leagues (2008-2013), including his best season in 2011, where he hit .321/.379/.489.

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Chris Duffy, Coach
Chris Duffy has been involved in baseball since he was young, where he played for numerous travel organizations under the leadership of Mike Cuomo of the Bayside Yankees. Coach Duffy has coached baseball at various levels for the last thirteen years including Elmjack Travel and the NYCYSO Rays. Coach Duffy is a physical education teacher for the Department of Education and he currently runs the baseball program at Saint John’s Prep. He is the head coach of the JV program and assists both the JV and Varsity teams in all capacities.

Coach Duffy has played a variety of sports throughout his lifetime, including hockey at the collegiate level as well as coaching at Christ the King High School and the New York City Empire State team.