Raiders christen new $1 million subject with win
Jake Rosenberg, a former North Brunswick standout and St. Joseph assistant who coached the Falcons to final 12 months’s Larger Middlesex Convention junior varsity event championship, has been named Piscataway Tech’s head baseball coach.
“I feel his data of the sport and his enthusiasm and pleasure goes to be contagious to my student-athletes,” Piscataway Tech athletics director Mike Pede mentioned. “I feel it’s precisely what we want.”
St. Joseph head baseball coach Mike Murray mentioned he believes Rosenberg will have the ability to make an instantaneous impression at Piscataway Tech.
“Jake introduced a ton of vitality and enthusiasm,” Murray mentioned of Rosenberg’s contribution to perennial convention energy St. Joseph. “Jayvee could be a difficult position for a younger coach, coping with loads of guys that might like to be varsity gamers. He did a fantastic job on each fronts, main (St. Joseph) to a jayvee championship final 12 months and creating an actual optimistic vitality round apply. It wasn’t a shock to see him get this chance.”
Following a winless marketing campaign two years in the past, Piscataway Tech posted a Three-11 file final season underneath former head coach Steve Zurawiecki.
Piscataway Tech’s house subject, constructed 5 years in the past at a value of roughly $1 million, makes use of the identical grass and infield grime combine discovered in lots of Main League ballparks and is among the many state’s best.
“It’s an thrilling alternative, getting an opportunity to take over a program with as a lot potential as I see (Piscataway Tech) having,” Rosenberg mentioned. “It’s a staff that hasn’t had essentially the most success prior to now so far as wins lately, however there’s undoubtedly potential with their subject, amenities and (Middlesex County) clearly being a fantastic space for baseball. I feel this system can solely go up from right here and I’m blissful to be part of it.”
Piscataway Tech, which received three of its remaining 4 video games final season, together with a sequence sweep of league newcomer Calvary Christian, aspires to place a product on the sector that rivals its distinctive diamond.
Pede mentioned Zurawiecki “did an impressive job” and that his former coach had this system headed in the best path.
“After I met with Jake, I felt he would go above and past,” Pede mentioned. “Jake, being from the surface, his greatest problem goes to be a belief subject. The children don’t know him in any respect. As soon as they meet him and see how honest he’s and the way a lot he’s going to care about them and their success, I feel they will have a look at him and do no matter he asks them to do.”
A two-year starter and three-year letterwinner on the diamond at North Brunswick, from which he graduated in 2011, Rosenberg batted .338 throughout his scholastic profession. He led off, performed centerfield and was a part of groups that reached the convention event remaining in 2009 and 2010. Rosenberg can also be a product of the Baseball Warehouse.
He was additionally a star soccer participant at North Brunswick, incomes Residence Information Tribune All-Convention honorable point out accolades. On the gridiron, Rosenberg was a two-year starter, enjoying on either side of the ball. He captained a division championship soccer staff and earned all-division honors.
Rosenberg, who had alternatives to play faculty ball out of highschool, attended The Missouri College of Journalism on the College of Missouri, one of many nation’s oldest and most revered journalism colleges.
He presently works for Modern Doc Imaging in East Brunswick.
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