Troy, NY –The Sage Colleges' department of athletics has announced the selection of Gary Sears (Guilderland, NY) as the assistant softball coach for the Gators.
Head softball coach Jamie Brown noted of Sear's appointment, "We are very excited to be adding Coach Sears to our staff." Brown added, "He brings with him years of experience and knowledge, and will definitely help this program in every way."
Sears joins the staff and is no stranger to the Capital District having spent the past 15 years in various capacities, including five seasons as the head coach and manager of the Capital District (CD) Crossfire 16U Elite A and 18U Elite teams. In that role since, 2011, he has coached winning elite travel teams in national and world championships and won coaching awards such as the USSSA Sportsmanship Award.
He has also coached at the high school level, as well as collegiate level, through the years and holds college level certifications in softball. A former assistant softball coach at the College of Saint Rose in 2012, he also served as the head coach of the Miss Shen 23U/Open Team in 2015.