Head Coach Ryan Snair came aboard in the fall of 2009 with 12 years of prior 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 serving as the pitching coach and assisted with recruiting efforts. In his second year at Sullivan, Coach Snair led his team to the 2011 Championship and earned Region Coach of the Year.
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 joined the Sullivan coaching staff in August of 2009 with a wealth of experience as a player & coach at the local level. 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 Northeast Pride 17U Showcase Team, Head Coach of the Ellenville Post 111 Senior American Legion Team (2009, 2010), 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. In addition to his present duties Coach Carrier also advises the Northeast Pride travel organization and serves as a scout for Prep Baseball Report- New York.
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.
Assistant Coach Everett Saul joined the Generals staff in the Spring of 2011, helping guide them to a Region XV Championship. In addition to his duties as pitching coach, he is also the Director of Intramurals within the fieldhouse. A Sullivan County native, Coach Saul earned a degree in Physical Education from Missouri Western State University in 2008.
Coach Saul played 3 years of independent professional baseball. From 2008 through 2010, Everett pitched for the Florence Freedom of the Frontier League. In his first season, Everett went 7-7 with one complete game shutout. Everett started 13 games as a rookie, throwing 81 innings while recording 73 strikeouts, finishing with a 7-7 record. He was the teams' ace his last two seasons, including winning a franchise record 12 games in 2009. Prior to playing for Florence, Everett played at Missouri Western State University and Herkimer CC where he also was a standout on the mound. During his tenure at MWSU he compiled a combined record of 11-6, throwing 113 innings while allowing 105 hits and striking out 124 batters.
Coach Mattice joined the Generals staff in 2010, serving as hitting coach.
Coach Mattice's background in the game involves over 25 years of coaching in every level of non-professional baseball; including 15 plus years at the college level. Coach Mattice pitched and was a designated hitter at Highland High School (NY) and he also 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.