Ryan Snair comes to SUNY Sullivan with 12 years of collegiate baseball experience as both a coach and former player.
Prior to his arrival at SUNY Sullivan, Coach Snair spent seven seasons as the head baseball coach at Ulster County Community College (SUNY Ulster) where he compiled a 155-115 record in 2007, surpassing former coach Dennis Sheehan as the coach with the most wins in school history. The highlight of his tenure was a 31-12 record in 2004 and a trip to the College World Series. Coach Snair’s team made a solid run at the College World Series, finishing 2-2 and ranking fourth in the country. In addition, he was honored as the District F Coach of the Year in 2004. Prior to becoming head coach, he spent one season as an assistant coach at SUNY Ulster as well as served as the pitching coach and assisted with recruiting efforts.
Coach Snair’s collegiate playing days would see him compete for Husson College before transferring to SUNY Ulster in 1996. The 1996 season would see SUNY Ulster reach its first College World Series helped by Snair’s efforts from the mound. He was named First Team All-Region and First Team All-American that season. Upon graduating from SUNY Ulster in the fall of 1997, Snair accepted a full athletic scholarship from Hofstra University. His professional aspirations and playing days ended at Hofstra as a result of three unsuccessful arm operations.
Coach Snair earned a bachelor of arts degree in 2001 from St. Mary’s University.
Assistant Coach Jared Carrier joins the Sullivan coaching staff in August of 2009 with a wealth of experience as a player & coach at the local level. Coach Carrier's knowledge from past coaching experiences and the private instruction business will be an asset to the program. Coach Carrier will work with all players, assist with recruiting and be involved with the placement of our players into four-year programs.
Coach Carrier’s coaching background includes the following: Head Coach of the Ellenville Post 111 Senior American Legion Team (2009, 2010), Head Coach of the Pro Prospects Fall Baseball Team (2009), Head Coach and General Manager for the Sullivan Spartans of the Hudson Valley Wood Bat Collegiate Baseball League (2002-2008), Assistant Coach at Genesee CC (2002) and Assistant JV Baseball Coach at Brockport HS (2001). In addition to his coaching duties, Coach Carrier has been employed at Pro Prospects Baseball & Softball Training Center since 1999 and has been General Manager since 2003. At Pro Prospects, Coach has trained over a thousand players from the youth levels through professional baseball. Coach Carrier has worked with, coached and been teammates with over 20 players that have gone on professionally.
Coach Carrier’s playing days started at Delaware Valley Central School in Callicoon, NY where he was a 4 year varsity starter for the Eagles as an outfielder (1994-1997). After high school Coach Carrier was a 2 year starter for the Broome CC (1998-1999) in Binghamton , NY . Primarily a first basemen for the Hornets, Carrier also saw time at 3B and the outfield. While attending Broome CC, Carrier was also a member of the Binghamton Knights of the Can-Am Collegiate Baseball League during the summers.
Coach Carrier earned his Bachelors Degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Sports Management while completing minors in Coaching and Business Administration from SUNY Brockport in 2002. Coach Carrier resides in Loch Sheldrake, NY with his wife, Ami and daughter, Avery.
Coach Mattice enters his 2nd season Coaching for SUNY Sullivan; he is the team hitting coach
Tom’s background in the game involves over 25 years of coaching in every level of non-professional baseball; and enters his 9th yr as a college coach. Tom Mattice pitched and was a designated hitter at Highland (NY) High School he spent several years playing with the Beacon Bears of the former Hudson Valley Rookie League. Tom is the owner of Hudson Valley Baseball Academy that has conducted camps, clinics and private lessons throughout the area since 1996.
Coach Mattice is from Highland, N.Y. has two children Jay and Karli, is a Grandfather to Logan Morris and currently resides in Chester, N.Y.