Gladwell adds Musialowski to baseball staff.

Release Date:
March 6, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Second-year Hilbert College head baseball coach Rob Gladwell has announced the addition of Jonathan Musialowski to the Hawks coaching staff for the 2008 season. Musialowski will assist with all facets of the baseball program while paying particular attention to the Hawks pitchers and outfielders.

A three-year professional player in the Independent League, Musialowski has pitched for the Kalamazoo Kings of the Frontier League in addition to the Sussex Skyhawks and Atlantic City Surf of the Can-Am League.

Since 2005 he has served as an instructor at the Inferno Baseball School at New Era Park, Western New York’s top rated indoor baseball facility. He also spent the 2005 and 2006 seasons on the coaching staff at nearby Canisius High School in Buffalo, NY.

Musialowski earned an associates degree in marketing from NCAA Division III Rochester Institute of Technology in 2002. During his time with the Tigers, the infielder and pitcher was a two-time Empire Eight Athletic Conference selection, making the all-rookie team in 2001.

In 2003, Musialowski moved on to Division I Virginia Tech where he became a starter in the outfield and on the mound. He was a member of the Big East Conference All-Academic Team in 2003 and 2004, and as a dean’s list student earned a B.S. in marketing management after two seasons with the Hokies. Highlights include a pitching win over sixth ranked Notre Dame University and current Chicago Cub Jeff Samardzija, and a game winning walk-off double to beat 14th ranked Boston College.

“I am very excited about the chance to coach at the collegiate level. Having played baseball at just about every level of the game, I am pleased to bring those experiences with me as I join the Hilbert baseball program.

Musialowski currently resides in Cheektowaga, NY.

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.