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Keith Lansley


Keith Lansle
y, Director of Player Development



Coach Keith Lansley has been an assistant coach in the highly successful Shenendehowa Baseball program since 2004. He has coached various levels in his time at Shenendehowa, with 5 years at the freshmen level and 2 years at the junior varsity level. Recently, Keith has been at the Varsity level and has the responsibility of overseeing the entire development of pitchers in the program since 2011.

The program and players are currently experiencing the greatest era of success since its inception in 1955. Since 2013, Coach Lansley has developed a pitching staff that has had (18) Suburban Council All-Stars recognized and (4) ‘Pitcher of the Year’ players named by the league. Most recently, he has developed (4) M.L.B. draft picks including, Bryan Warzek – 2018 L.A. Dodgers 6th round, Ian Anderson – 2016 Atlanta Braves 3rd pick/1st round, 2016 Ben Anderson – Toronto Blue Jays 26th round/2019 13th round Texas Rangers. In addition, he has had a number of pitchers who have continued their careers at all levels of college baseball.

With Coach Lansley’s contributions, the program has witnessed the following since 2013: (5) League or Divisional Championships, (4) Section 2 Championships – 2013, 2014, 2016, 2019, (6) Consecutive trips to the Sectional 2 Championship Game, (4) Regional Championship Games 2013, 2014, 2016, 2019, (3) Regional Championships 2014, 2016, 2019, (3) State Championship Games 2014, 2016, 2019, and (1) State Championship 2016. The programs overall winning percentage since 2013 over .780%.

Keith Lansley teaches 7th grade Social Studies at Acadia Middle School in the Shenendehowa School District in Clifton Park, New York. In addition, of handling the pitching responsibilities, he also has presented at local baseball clinics and has coached various summer league teams and player development camps. In 2012, he led the local Babe Ruth team to the Eastern New York Championship. He has level 1 certification in groundskeeper management for baseball fields. He is a member of the National High School Baseball Coaches Association and the American Baseball Coaches Association.

In 1994, as a junior, Keith pitched a perfect game in the Section 2 Championship. The achievement is believed to be still the only perfect game pitched in championship competition in New York State scholastic history. He went on to pitch at St. Rose under legendary coach Bob Bellizzi and in 2000 he was named to the first team all conference team as a starting pitcher, that team would go on to capture an NCAA regional title and a birth in DII World Series in Montgomery Alabama. Keith was captain of both championship teams. Keith was inducted into the Shenendehowa Athletic Hall of Fame in October 2019 as a player.

Keith, his wife Staci and their two daughters Margaret and Katherine reside in nearby Charlton NY.

Mike Morrissey

Mike Morrissey, Director of Baseball Operations



Coach Morrissey is entering his second season as the Varsity Pitching Coach at Colonie Central High School.  Prior to Colonie, he was involved in the baseball program at Shenendehowa High School – first as a player and then as an assistant coach. During his playing career at Shen, Coach Morrissey played alongside 4 MLB Draft Picks (Ian Anderson, Bryan Warzek, Justin Yurchak, Ben Anderson) and his team set a school record for wins after reaching the State Championship game.

Coach Morrissey has also been the Head Coach of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Gators 16U/18U teams for several of the past summer and fall seasons. He has been a consistent presence at local camps/clinics, including support roles with showcase events for Prep Baseball Report (NY).  Mike is a member of the ABCA and has a Driveline Certification in Pitch Design.

While most well known for his expertise developing the Gators' young pitchers, Coach Morrissey is focused on providing a great baseball experience to as many kids in the community as possible.  He works tirelessly behind the scenes to make the Gators program run smoothly.

Coach Morrissey is a graduate of Siena College and is pursuing his Master’s Degree at UAlbany. Currently, he is a Math Teacher at Sand Creek Middle School.


Kevin Drown


Kevin Drown



Kevin Drown was raised in Neversink, NY and is currently a Social Studies teacher in the Shenendehowa school system at Acadia Middle School.
   
Kevin brings a rich coaching history to the Gators program.  He is currently the head coach of the Shen Freshman baseball team and previously served as the Shen JV baseball assistant coach from 2013 to 2016.   Since 2013, Kevin has also coached various Gators teams along with the Halfmoon Mariners 16U team in 2019 and 2020.  Outside of baseball, Kevin is also involved with the Shen Football program as a member of the Freshman team coaching staff.

While working with the young players in the Shen and Gators programs, Kevin focuses on teaching the fundamentals of the game of baseball.  When asked what trait he values the most in a player, he says that coachability is a key attribute for successful players on his teams.

Kevin has worked as a scout for the Prep Baseball Report (New York) since 2018 so he understands the differences between the various baseball programs in our area.  His vision for the Gators program is clear.   "I want the CPH Gators to be the premier community-based baseball program in the region by developing the talents of this area’s athletes, providing the highest quality instruction, and cultivating a competitive environment to help players reach their goals," says Kevin.

Kyle Williams

Kyle Williams

Kyle Williams was raised in Waterford, NY and is a Special Education teacher at the Elementary school level within the Waterford-Halfmoon school district.  

Kyle's love of baseball provides him multiple opportunities to teach and develop others within the sport.   He has not only served as an assistant coach on the Waterford-Halfmoon Varsity baseball staff since 2010, but he is an active board member, coach, and program director for the Halfmoon Baseball League. 

Kyle's experience as a professional umpire provides him a unique perspective as he focuses on teaching his players the fundamentals of the game.  He attended professional umpire school in 2013 and continues to umpire games locally.  There isn't a coach out there who knows the rules better than Kyle.

Above all, Kyle looks for players who are willing to work hard and put in the time to improve every facet of their game.  As a father, he understands that youth baseball means different things to different players.  His goal as a member of the Gators staff is to create the best possible atmosphere for players to get to the next level; whatever that is for each individual.



2020 Fall Coaches

2020 COACHES:
Keith Lansley, Program Pitching Coordinator/Dir. of Player Development

15/16U Green:
Head Coach:  Mike Morrissey

15/16U Blue:
Head Coach: John Craig

14U Green:
Head Coach: Keith Lansley
Asst. Coach: Bob Anderson

14U Blue:
Coaches: Joe Palko & Joe Rizzo

13U Green:
Head Coach: Tyler Clifford
Asst. Coach:  Jack Voce

13U Blue: 
Head Coach: Kyle Williams

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