Cayuga Community College has announced the hiring of Auburn native TJ Gamba as its head baseball coach. Gamba and the Spartan staff will immediately start recruitment for baseball, which will begin play officially in the Spring of 2019. The College recently announced a partnership with the City of Auburn for the use of Falcon Park that is the current home of the Auburn Doubledays minor league baseball team.
Gamba has a wealth of playing and coaching experience that will be very attractive to prospective baseball talent. Gamba played collegiately for Ithaca College’s legendary coach George Valesente and was drafted by the Indians’ organization out of Ithaca College in 1986. He played professionally for three years in Batavia, Waterloo, Iowa and Kinston, North Carolina and later coached the Ithaca Bombers as an assistant for three seasons. Gamba was inducted into the Bomber Hall of Fame in 2009. He also served his alma mater as varsity coach at the Auburn Enlarged School District and has spent the past two summers working in professional baseball as an assistant coach for the Miami Marlins Single A affiliate in Batavia.
Cayuga CC Athletic Director Pete Liddell is extremely excited about bringing Gamba on board to coach the Spartan program. “We couldn’t be more pleased that our new baseball program will be headed by TJ Gamba. I’ve known him for quite a while now…dating back to when I coached college baseball. I have a great deal of respect for his knowledge of the game. As much as I respect him as a “baseball guy,” I respect him more as a person of character who I’m sure will expect the same of anyone who wears a Spartan uniform.”
“TJ Gamba’s resume speaks for itself,” said Dr. Brian M. Durant, President of Cayuga Community College. “He is an excellent coach and has a proven track record. We are excited about the future of Cayuga’s baseball program under his leadership.”
For more information, please contact Pete Liddell, Director of Athletics at 315-294-8861 or firstname.lastname@example.org