Musialowski Moves to Head Baseball Coach

Release Date:
January 26, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Hamburg, NY: Jonathan Musialowski enters his third season associated with the Hawks baseball program.  In January ’10 he was promoted to head coach after serving as the number one assistant his first two seasons. Musialowski assumes leadership of all facets of the baseball program and continues to prepare and organize his squad so that they may reach the next level of Hawks baseball.  “I am pleased that Jay has accepted the challenge to become the permanent head coach. His confidence and leadership styles are qualities that will take our baseball program up another notch,” said Richard Walsh, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Hilbert College.

"My ability to transition from assistant coach to head coach means the Hilbert baseball program won't skip a beat,” commented Musialowski. “We will continue to build on the successes of prior seasons and focus on the areas that need improvement." He continues, "I look forward to the chance of building our program through recruitment in an effort to take it to the next level. Over the past three years I've watched our student-athletes grow both on and off the field. It has been a very rewarding experience and one that I am excited about continuing as their head coach." 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.
Musialowski earned an associates degree in marketing from 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 bachelors degree 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.
Musialowski currently resides in Cheektowaga.

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.