Mohawks announce assistant coaches

AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Mohawks have announced the signing of their assistant coaches for the 2018 season.

Doug O’Brey, Greg Christodulu and Austin Cousino will join head coach Keith Griffin in the dugout this season.

O’Brey will be in his sixth season with the Mohawks. He is a former head coach at UAlbany and assistant at Siena College and brings years of coaching experience to the Mohawks. He played collegiately at Pfeifer College and his hitting prowess eventually got him inducted into the Albany Twilight League Hall of Fame. To top it off, Doug was elected into the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame last year where he was inducted with the likes of Lee Mazzilli and Frank Viola.

Christodulu also boasts a long resume as both a coach and player. He is a former head coach at Susquehanna University and is the head coach at Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park. Shen won the state championship in 2016 and featured the third overall pick in that year’s draft Ian Anderson. His teams also have had players such as Brandon Cogswell, an All-American at Virginia and Justin Yurchak, a freshman All-American at Wake Forest. Christodulu was a standout athlete in the 80s, starting at quarterback at Syracuse as a true freshman before transferring to Delaware where he was a standout in both football and baseball. He will be in his second season with the Mohawks.

Cousino played at the University of Kentucky where he was a freshman All-American in 2012 and a two time member of Team USA before being drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 3rd round of the 2014 draft. He made it to the AAA level during his minor league career. He is currently an assistant at Mississippi State.

The Mohawks open their season May 31.

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By Paul Wager

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