DAVE BIALAS | MANAGER
Born: February 6, 1954 in Houston, Texas
Coaching Career: Bialas enters his second season in the New York Yankees organization after managing the Tampa Yankees to a 66-72 record in 2015. Bialas also managed AAA Springfield/Louisville (STL, 1982-83 & '86), AA Arkansas (STL, 1984 & '90), Single A St. Petersburg (STL, 1985-89 & '91-92), AA West Tenn (CHC, 2000-01) and AAA Iowa (CHC, 2012). Bialas has a wide range of coaching experience outside of managing minor league clubs as he spent time as the bullpen coach for the San Diego Padres (1993-94) and Chicago Cubs (1995-99), third base coach for the Cubs (2002), minor league field coordinator for the Cubs (2003-11), and minor league coordinator for the Atlanta Braves (2013-14). The highlight of Bialas' managing career came in 2000 as he led the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx to a league championship for the first and only time.
Playing Career: A seasoned veteran of professional baseball, Bialas' career began in the St. Louis Cardinals' organization after being drafted in the 4th round in 1972 out of Bellaire High School in Houston, Texas. The native Texan played ten seasons in the Cardinals' system, reaching as high as AAA.
ERIC DUNCAN | HITTING COACH
Born: December 7, 1984 in Florham Park, New Jersey
Coaching Career: Duncan enters his second season as hitting coach for the Baby Bombers after guiding Staten Island to NYPL top-four finish is both runs (344) and home runs (32) en route to the McNamara Division title in 2015. Prior to coaching in professional baseball, Duncan served as a volunteer coach at Seton Hall for three years while pursuing his degree in political science.
Playing Career: Duncan returns to Staten Island after a short stint with the Baby Bombers in 2003. The former Baby Bomber was drafted by the New York Yankees in the first round, 27th overall, in 2003 draft. In only 14 games with Staten Island in 2003, Duncan drove in 13 runs while batting .373 with two home runs, four triples and five doubles. The highly touted prospect earned the honor of Arizona Fall League MVP in 2005, a year that featured future MLB stars Matt Kemp, Joey Votto and Adam Jones. In 2006, Duncan was named Top Rookie for the New York Yankees in Spring Training. The New Jersey native made it as high as AAA in his career playing for four different organizations: New York Yankees (2003-2009), Atlanta Braves (2010), St. Louis Cardinals (2011) and Kansas City Royals (2012).
TEURIS OLIVARES | DEFENSIVE COACH
Born: December 15, 1978 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Coaching Career: Olivares enters his second season as defensive coach of the Staten Island Yankees after helping the Baby Bombers reach the NYPL Championship in 2015. Prior time his time in Staten Island, Olivares served as a coach for the Dominican Summer League Yankees from 2011-14.
Playing Career: Olivares began his professional baseball career as a player in the New York Yankees organization in 1996. The Dominican Republic native worked his way through the system until 2004, reaching as high as AAA. Olivares then played independent baseball from 2005-10 for Newark, Camden, Somerset and the Road Warriors.
TRAVIS PHELPS | PITCHING COACH
Born: July 25, 1977 in Neosho, Missouri
Coaching Career: 2016 will be the coaching debut for Phelps. Prior to joining the Yankees organization, Phelps ran a baseball training facility in St. Petersburg, Florida, for three years before being a sports agent for almost a year.
Playing Career: Drafted in the 89th round of the 1996 draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Phelps made his MLB debut with the Rays in 2001. He spent two seasons with Tampa, posting a 3-4 record in 75 games (99.2 IP) with a 3.99 ERA and two saves out of the bullpen. Phelps also made 4 relief appearances for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2004. In total, Phelps played 11 season in MiLB for the Rays, Braves, Brewers, Reds, Rockies, Cubs and Astros organizations. Before hanging up his cleats in 2009, Phelps played four seasons of independent baseball with Camden, Newark and York.
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