Torres Hired To Lead Baseball Program
Brookyln, NY - Athletic Director Maureen Braziel announced Monday that John Torres will be the new head coach of the NYU-Poly baseball team. Torres brings a wealth of collegiate experience to NYU-Poly, along with strong relationships and working experience in the professional ranks.
Before coming to NYU-Poly he was hired to launch a new program at St.Joseph's College (Brooklyn). In his first season with just 10 players he won five games. In his second season, he led the club to 12 wins, utilizing a roster filled primarily, by freshmen.
Prior to St. Joseph's (Brooklyn), Torres was the head coach at Manhattan Community College where he inherited a struggling program which managed a total of four wins in the previous four years before he arrived. In his first year, MCC won five games. The following year (2005) the program won a school record 15 games and in the process qualified for its first ever playoff berth in Region 15 NJCAA. In the tournament, MCC won two games to reach the conference semi-finals.
Professionally, Torres was an Associate Scout for the New York Mets from 2008-09, as he assisted the Northeast Regional Supervisor. He also served as the Bullpen Coordinator during the 2009 Pre Draft workout at Citifield. Additionally, he was the Head Clubhouse Manager and First Base Coach for the Independent professional team, Sussex Skyhawks from the CANAM league. Torres spends his summers as the Head Clubhouse Manager of the Brooklyn Cyclones ( N.Y. Mets Affiliate ).
Torres is a graduate of John Jay College and was a CUNY First Team All-Star at 2nd base and was a member of the 1987 CUNYAC Championship team. He is now retired from the NYPD and volunteers his time for the United Cerebral Palsy organization.