Nov. 30, 2012
QUEENS, N.Y. - Head baseball coach Ed Blankmeyer has announced that Corey Muscara will join the St. John's staff in the role of pitching coach. A former collegiate pitcher, Muscara has coached at Southern New Hampshire University and Binghamton as well as in the summer league circuit in the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL).
"Corey Muscara is a young and hardworking coach that has paid his dues, while developing fine coaching and leadership abilities," said Blankmeyer. "I believe he will transition easily into our program and am very confident that he will continue the tradition of developing great pitchers here at St. John's."
"It is an honor to join the St. John's staff and be a part of a program that has such a rich baseball tradition," said Muscara. "I am looking forward to working with the team and continuing to develop quality arms as the program has done for many years."
Muscara spent 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, a squad that included current St. John's pitcher Sean Hagan.
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.