Matt Mazurek has been named the head coach of the Canisius baseball program. Mazurek, who has spent the last 12 years as an assistant coach on the Golden Griffin baseball staff, will be just the fourth head coach for the program in the last 40 years.
“As someone who grew up playing baseball in Western New York, I am extremely honored with the opportunity to take over the Canisius baseball program,” Mazurek said in a press release from the school. “I would like to thank Dr. Terri Mangione, director of athletics Bill Maher and associate athletic director John Maddock for giving me the chance to continue to build on the success and rich history of Golden Griffin baseball.”
Mazurek has served as the program’s hitting instructor during the past eight seasons.
He's no stranger to the school or the program. He was named the 2006 Canisius College Male Athlete of the Year and played two seasons for the Griffs.
After wrapping up his collegiate career, Mazurek played professional baseball for three seasons. In 2007, he was a member of the Joilet Jackhammers of the Northern League, and then spent two years with the Rockford Riverhawks of the Frontier League.