DOBBS FERRY, NY - Mercy College Director of Athletics Pat Kennedy announced the appointment of Bob Greiner as Head Baseball Coach. Greiner replaces Bill Sullivan who recently stepped down after being promoted to Associate Athletics Director for Internal Operations. He is the seventh head coach in program's 34 year history.
"Bobby brings a tremendous baseball background to Mercy College," Sullivan said. "I have long admired his ability to get the most out of each player and manage games. A master recruiter, I feel Bobby is a vital component in moving the program forward."
"This is a challenge that I really look forward to taking on," Greiner said. "There is a strong foundation here and our best is yet to come. I am forever indebted to Bill Sullivan and Mercy College for this tremendous opportunity, and I look forward to competing in the ECC against some good old friends."
Greiner brings a successful track record with him that includes a 345-240 career mark as head coach at Manhattanville for two years and Concordia for 11 years. During his tenure with the Clippers his teams made nine playoff appearances, captured three New York Collegiate Athletic Conference (NYCAC) championships (1999, 2000, 2002) and earned four NCAA Division II Regional bids, advancing to a pair of finals.
Greiner is known for his recruiting and player development skills that have led to numerous All-Conference selections and seven All-Americans, including 2003 Division II National Player of the Year, Mike Aviles, now with the Kansas City Royals. He has had four players drafted and gone on to play in the professional ranks.
Greiner was voted by his peers as the 2002 NYCAC Coach of the Year, guiding his team to a 44-12-1 mark, which was a New York State record. He has also served two terms on the NCAA Northeast Regional Advisory Committee.
-Provided by Mercy Sports Information department.