JUSTIN POPE | MANAGER
BORN: 11/8/79 in West Palm Beach, FL | RESIDES: Lake Worth, FL
COACHING CAREER: Enters his first season as Staten Island's Manager...after serving as a coach with Trenton in 2011...made his coaching debut with Staten Island in 2010, guiding a staff that issued the fewest walks in the New York-Penn League (204)...PLAYING CAREER: Originally selected by St. Louis in the first round (28th overall) of the 2001 First-Year Player Draft...played for eight seasons in the minors, going 38-34 with a 3.24 ERA in 66 games (6GS)...was acquired by the Yankees in 2003 as part of the trade that sent LHP Sterling Hitchcock to the Cardinals, making stops in Single-A, Double-A and Triple-A with the Yankees...pitched his final season in 2008 with Double-A Reading in the Phillies organization...PERSONAL: Played baseball at the University of Central Florida where he was named First-Team All-American.
CARLOS CHANTRES | PITCHING COACH
BORN: 4/1/76 in Miami, FL | RESIDES: Miami, FL
COACHING CAREER: Enters his second season as pitching coach for the Staten Island Yankees...last held that position in 2006, where his staff helped lead the Baby Bombers to their fourth New York-Penn League Championship...served as pitching coach of the Charleston Riverdogs in 2011...enters his sixth season in the Yankees organization after serving in the same role with the GCL Yankees from 2007-10...his staff led all rookie-level teams with a 2.72 ERA in 2007 with a GCL-best 42-17 regular season record and a league-low .228 opponents batting average...PLAYING CAREER: Played parts of 11 professional seasons in the systems of the Chicago White Sox, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies, going 80-88 with a 4.01 ERA in 291 games (233 starts)...PERSONAL: Is married to Melisa with two daughters, Nina and Lia...selected in the 12th round of the 1994 First-Year Player Draft by the Chicago White Sox out of Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, Fla.
TY HAWKINS | HITTING COACH
BORN: 11/8/67 in Point Pleasant, NJ | RESIDES: Brielle, NJ
COACHING CAREER: Returns for his seventh consecutive season as the hitting coach in Staten Island...led the Yankees to the second best batting average in the NYPL in four of the last five seasons, and an NYPL-most 52HR in 2009...guided the 2006 Staten Island offense to a league-best .267 average and 365R en route to the club's second consecutive NY-Penn League Championship...also fulfilled coaching duties with Double-A Trenton (2005), Single-A Tampa (2004), Single-A Battle Creek (2003), Single-A Greensboro (2002) and the Gulf Coast Yankees (1999-2001)...before joining the Yankees organization, coached at Vanderbilt University and the University of Illinois...PLAYING CAREER: Played baseball at Old Dominion University, helping his team advance to the NCAA Regionals in 1990...graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from ODU in that year as well...PERSONAL: Married to Jennifer with two children, Brier and Ty Bayley.
DANILO VALIENTE | COACH
BORN: 1/13/66 in Havana, Cuba | RESIDES: Tampa, FL
COACHING CAREER: Enters his second season as a coach with Staten Island after coaching the prior two seasons with the GCL Yankees...is his sixth season in the Yankees organization, serving as a coach with Single-A Tampa from 2007-08...PERSONAL: A native of Cuba, Valiente managed and coached for 15 seasons with the Cuban professional team, Industriales...also served as a third base coach and hitting instructor with the Cuban National team...also served as a coach with Cuba's mid-superior league where future Major Leaguers Jose Contreras, Orlando Hernandez and Kendry Morales played for him...won the league championship in 1997.