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Coach Godlewski returns to the Mountain Valley Conference after a 7 year stint as Assistant/Pitching Coach at Castleton State College. During his time with Castleton, his pitching staffs led their conference in most categories for the past five seasons. Several of his pitchers were named to All-Conference Teams and two were named to the prestigious All New England Team, culminated by the selection of Castleton ace Tyler Erickson being named All New England Pitcher of the Year last spring. During that same five year timeframe, the Spartans received post season berths each of those years, three of which were NCAA berths to the Regional’s. Additionally, during that time Castleton twice set records recording 34 wins in a season.
Coach’s return to the MVC is by way of an illustrious 11 year career at Columbia-Greene Community College, where his teams compiled an overall record of 276 – 118, a winning percentage of .700. During that span, his teams produced 38 All-Region Players and 13 All-American’s. Five of his players went on to play professionally. His pitching staff’s were in the top ten nationally for 10 consecutive years and in 2004, his staff set a National Record, recording 5 No-Hitters while leading the nation in most pitching categories. His 2004 team won 42 games and was ranked as high as second in the nation. His teams were perennially ranked in the top 10 during his helm. In his final 10 season’s, his teams made regional appearances each of those years, twice earning berths to the NJCAA World Series, and 7 times playing in the Regional Championship game.
Coach is the founder of the Belmont Baseball Club (Schenectady Blue Jays), a summer baseball organization, that has produced 44 players that have gone on to play professionally. Several of his teams have won Regional Championships and twice won National Championships. He is on the Board of the Director’s of the All-American Amateur Baseball Association.
A graduate of Ithaca College, he began his collegiate playing career at the University of New Haven. In his first start, he pitched a no-hitter against the Univ. of Maine. Coach had the privilege of playing for two of colleges great coaches, Frank “Porky” Vierra at New Haven and Carlton “Carp” Wood at Ithaca.
An accomplished fundraiser, Coach spent 5 years promoting numerous New York Football Giant’s players while scheduling off season basketball games, primarily raising money for the St. Jude’s Cancer Research Hospital, raising over 1 million dollars during that span. Coach was co-owner of the Instant Replay restaurant in Schenectady, with his brother Chet, which hosted many of the biggest names in sport’s, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial, Willie Stargell, Steve Carlton, Phil Niekro, to name a few. He has presented at numerous baseball camps throughout the country.
Mark McKnight, National Scouting Supervisor for the Cincinnati Reds says of Coach, “As fine a tactician as he is, his love and passion for the game resonates in all those that have played for him. He is an excellent evaluator of talent, a recruiter, motivator, teacher, who will outwork his competition. He has garnered respect, admiration and loyalty from not only his players and peers, his relationship with Major League Scouts will help lead many players to Adirondack”.
He is the Director of Public Safety at Castleton, has one son Mike, who will be an Assistant Coach for the Timberwolves.
Contact Bob at:
518.209-6885 or firstname.lastname@example.org