Ryan Hurba was hired as recruiting coordinator and hitting coach in August 2005. Since 2005, Hurba has built a reputation as an elite recruiter and instructor and his Bearcats have blossomed at the plate under his tutelage. Binghamton Baseball has won 10 championships since 2007 – the most in the America East Conference over that span.
Hurba came to Binghamton from Division II powerhouse Mount Olive College (N.C.) (2008 Division II National Champions), where he served as an assistant for two years. While at Mount Olive he coached four All-Americans and four professional players.
Hurba has also served as an assistant at Brevard Community College. There Hurba worked with head coach Ernie Rosseau, a former minor league hitting coordinator with the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets. Their Brevard team advanced to the Florida State Junior College tournament, finishing fourth in the state. Hurba coached five Brevard players who were drafted by MLB teams.
Prior to heading into college coaching Hurba spent four years as the head coach at the oldest overnight baseball camp in the country, the Sho-Me Baseball Camp (Branson, MO). There he oversaw the entire on field summer program as well as their satellite camps in the off season.
As an undergraduate player, he earned All-America honors at Oswego State in 1996. Hurba was a three-time all-region selection, three-time all conference selection and two-time ECAC all-star. Hurba still holds the career record for home runs (27) for Oswego State baseball. In 2001, he was inducted into Oswego’s Baseball Hall of Fame.
Hurba’s sports affinity began in the Southern Tier, where he was a three-sport athlete at Bainbridge-Guilford High School. There, he earned All-Susquenango League honors in both baseball and football and also won more than 120 career matches on the wrestling mat.
Ryan resides in Endwell, NY with his wife Carrie, and their daughter Kaylee and son T.J.
Mike is a local product from Endicott who was an All-State selection at Shortstop on Union Endicott’s 2003 New York State Championship team. He then went on to the University at Buffalo and was a Freshman All-American and 1st team Mid-American Conference selection before being drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2007.
During his 4 years in the Cardinals system Mike advanced from rookie ball to AAA playing, every position on the field.
From 2008-2011, Mike was a member of the COTB winter camp staff and now oversees the winter defensive camp each year at Crack of the Bat.
Mike was hired in the summer of 2016 as an assistant at Binghamton University and oversees the infield defense, as well as assisting Coach Hurba with the hitters.
Mike resides in Endicott, NY with his wife Ashley, and their daughters Mila and Taylor.