Our Staff

Thunderwolves Baseball

Front Office Staff


Jeff Ziemecki

President of Baseball Operations

-Email: jeffziemecki@gmail.com/ Twitter : @CoachJayZ
- Coach Ziemecki is in his sixth year with the Niagara Jr. Thunderwolves, serving as the Program Director and Head Coach of the Showcase team. During that
time, the program has seen 50+ student-athletes move on to play baseball at the next level, including 23 at the Division I or II level, while having two alumni drafted.


Dominic Ventresca

President of Business Operations

- Played collegiately at Valley Forge University


Steve Stutz

Program Administrator

Assistant Coach – Showcase Scout, Program Pitching Instructor

Training Staff

Brandon Bielecki

Pitching Coordinator

- Canisius College Pitching Coach 4 years (2018-2021) helped lead the Griffs to a MAAC Championship and Regional appearance in 2018.
- He oversaw the development of Tyler Smith, who was selected in the 8th round of the 2018 MLB Draft after winning 2018 MAAC Relief Pitcher of the Year, and J.P. Stevenson, who earned the 2018 MAAC Pitcher of the Year nod as well as Third Team All-American honors. Additionally, Bielecki oversaw the development of Andrew Sipowicz who received 2019 MAAC 2nd Team honors and two MAAC Rookie Team honorees in Andrew Fron ’19 and Matt Duffy ’21.
- Prior to his time at Canisius, he was the Pitching Coach at Niagara County Community College for 2 years (2016-2017) where he helped the Thunderwolves to two consecutive NJCAA World Series appearances, coaching four All-American arms including Christian Young who was selected in the 21st round of the 2017 MLB Draft.


Aaron Phillips (Pitching Instructor)


-Played collegiately at St Bonaventure University 2014-2017
-2017 ABCA/Rawlings 3rd team All American
-2017 9th round draft pick of the San Francisco Giants
-2019 High A ball All-Star

Andrew Czubaj

Catching Coordinator/Hitting

- Director of Youth Baseball/Tournament Director
- Program Catching Instructor
- Played collegiately at Monroe CC and St. John Fisher College


Jackson Winkelsas


-Head Coach – Prospect ID
-Program Pitching Coach
-Played collegiately at Niagara CCC

Rick Primerano

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Tyler Phillips

Strength & Conditioning/Baserunning/Hitting

- Program Strength / Conditioning Instructor
- Played collegiately at SUNY Fredonia
- All time stolen base leader at SUNY Fredonia


Greg Kruszka

Showcase Prime Head Coach/Hitting


Scottie O’Bryan

2027 Head Coach/Hitting/Baserunning

- Played collegiately at Niagara CCC and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dominick Teoli

15u Head Coach

- Frederick Law Olmsted HS Varsity Head Coach
- Played collegiately at Corning CC and Medaille College


Chris Ciatti

14u Head Coach/Hitting

AJ Kinney

14u Head Coach

- Played collegiately at Fredonia State University
- Played in the Perfect Game Collegiate League for the Niagara Power

Paul Nasca

13u Head Coach/Hitting

- St. Joe’s Collegiate Institute Varsity Head Coach
- Played collegiately at LeMoyne College and Canisius College

Rob Neiss

13u Head Coach

- St. Joe’s Collegiate Institute JV Head Coach
- Played collegiately at Baldwin Wallace University

Craig Roberto

12u Head Coach

Tim Jorgensen

11u Head Coach

-Driveline Youth Baseball Development certification