Hired in November 2012, Corey Muscara is in his second season serving as pitching coach at St. John's. A former collegiate pitcher, Muscara previously coached at Southern New Hampshire University and Binghamton as well as in the summer league circuit in the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL).
In his first season with the Red Storm, Muscara inherited a pitching staff that was tied as the third-youngest in the country with 10 freshman arms. Those 10 freshmen combined to toss 60.2 percent (303.1-of-503.2) of the innings for a staff that posted a 4.75 ERA. Redshirt freshman Ryan Horstman was drafted in the fourth round of the 2013 MLB Draft after earning both Freshman All-America and All-BIG EAST accolades, while senior Sean Hagan was drafted in the 31st round.
Muscara joined St. John's after spending the 2012 season as the recruiting coordinator and pitching coach at Southern New Hampshire University, his second stint with the program. Bolstered by a pitching staff that led the nation in both ERA (2.41) and strikeouts per nine innings (9.3), the Penmen advanced to the NCAA Division II College World Series and amassed a school-record 43 wins. Two members of the pitching staff earned All-America honors, including first team selection Tim Flight. The ABCA and NCBWA National Pitcher of the Year, Flight also earned Northeast-10 Pitcher of the Year honors and led the nation in strikeouts (140). Muscara had a total of four pitchers earn all-conference accolades and had two pitchers sign professional contracts.
Prior to rejoining the Penmen, Muscara served as the pitching coach at Binghamton University in 2011 and led three pitchers to America East All-Conference honors, including a pair of first team selections.
Muscara spent the summer of 2010 serving as an assistant coach for the Danbury Westerners of the NECBL.
In his first stint with Southern New Hampshire University in 2010, Muscara coached three pitchers that earned Northeast-10 All-Rookie honors and led a pitching staff with eight underclassmen to a 3.93 ERA.
Muscara began his coaching career immediately after the conclusion of his playing career, serving as an assistant coach for the Westerners in the summer of 2009. A two-year letterwinner at Franklin Pierce, Muscara captained the 2009 squad to both the Northeast-10 Tournament and regular season crowns. The pitcher also posted a 3.10 ERA and had 24 strikeouts in 20.1 innings of work in 2008 as the Ravens won both the NCAA Northeast Regional and the Northeast-10 Tournament.
Muscara began his collegiate playing career at Siena College and earned letters in both 2007 and 2005. He sat out the 2006 season as a medical redshirt.
Muscara graduated from Franklin Pierce in 2009 with a degree in history and is working towards a Master's in Sports Management with a certificate in Athletic Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.