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Long Island Ducks and Brooklyn Cyclones Coaching Staff for the 2020 Season

The Long Island Ducks and Brooklyn Cyclones baseball seasons are but a few months away and there are new coaching staff additions to both teams.

The Ducks added Mauro “Goose” Gozzo as the new pitching coach. Returning is Wally Backman as manager and Lew Ford the hitting coach.

The Cyclones have pretty much revamped their staff. Ed Blankmeyer will be the new manager, Josh Towers the pitching coach, Rafael Fernandez is the hitting coach, Benny Distefano is the bench coach, Anthony Olivieri is the athletic trainer and Wyatt Briggs will be the performance coach. Some of their staff had coached years ago and were rehired, other have experience in minor league baseball and are new hires.

The Long Island Ducks are in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (Independent League, located primarily in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States) and the Brooklyn Cyclones are in the NY-Penn League (Minor League Class A Short Season league, affiliate of The New York Mets).

The Ducks and Cyclones each won a Championship in their leagues in 2019 and are looking forward to a repeat in 2020. Last year was a very special one for both teams. The Ducks had not had a championship since 2013 and The Cyclones their first since becoming co-winners with Williamsport Crosscutters (series tied 1 game each and was cancelled due to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001).

Information on both teams are in the links below, with additional information on the leagues they are in.

Long Island Ducks information on coaching staff for 2020
http://liducks.com/news/current/?article_id=2183

Brooklyn Cyclones information on coaching staff for 2020
http://brooklyncyclones.com/news/news/?article_id=3021&fbclid=IwAR12jH3xk_v2nx8NTGZlWfzQgga3XLKVxy36Mk3S9di368K2kvunisRMoEU

Atlantic League of Professional Baseball
http://www.atlanticleague.com

Minor League Baseball, NY-Penn League
https://www.milb.com/new-york-penn

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