Cialone Takes Over HC Baseball Program

Release Date:
December 16, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Randy Cialone has been named the head baseball coach at Hilbert College, Director of Athletics Richard Walsh announced.


Cialone takes over a team that finished 6-18 overall, but an impressive 5-2 in Northeastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) play in 2004.  Cialone will lead the team into the revamped Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) in 2005.


“We are very pleased that Randy will be heading up our baseball program.  He is a great teacher and he relates well with student-athletes,” Walsh said.


The first-year head coach was previously an assistant with the Hawks from 2000 thru 2002, where he instructed hitting and infield.  He also served as a base coach, and helped with recruiting.


Cialone has also coached a variety of different youth teams.  He was the manager of Tonawanda’s Big League Team, composed of 16-18 year olds, in 1995-96 and led them to consecutive Western New York Big League Championships.  He has also managed a Tonawanda American Little League Senior Division team, where he was a member of the board of directors.


He has served as a youth instructor for a number of different youth organizations in his career.  He has worked at Simply the Best Baseball School in Western New York for the past three years, working with children ages 6-15 on the fundamentals of the game. 


“I am excited about the opportunity to lead the Hilbert College baseball program and look forward to the challenges of reaching postseason play”, said Cialone.


Cialone has also been an instructor at the prestigious Doyle School of Baseball for three seasons (1998-2001).  There, he served as a Level 1 instructor, teaching all areas of baseball. 


Doyle Baseball has had many graduates reach the big leagues and thousands have gone on to successful collegiate careers.  Among the prominent alums of the program are current Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield, Chicago White Sox first baseman and former all-star Paul Konerko, and J.D. Drew, a former first round draft pick of the St. Louis Cardinals.


Cialone currently resides in Buffalo, N.Y.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.