Fresh Faces to Lead Spring Sports
SUNY Oswego recently added four new faces to lead lacrosse,
softball, tennis and cross country next season.
Ryan Martin will step in to replace longtime lacrosse coach Dan Witmer ’82, M ’87 next season.
Martin joins the Lakers after having served as the assistant
coach at Nazareth
College for the past four
seasons. His efforts as defensive and recruiting coordinator helped Nazareth capture the
Empire 8 Championship and earn bids to the NCAA Division III Tournament in 2007
and 2009 and an Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship in
In four seasons with the Golden Flyers, Martin has worked
with eight USILA All-Americans, two Empire 8 Conference Players of the Year,
and four USILA Scholar All-Americans. In addition to his coaching
responsibilities, he served as the Nazareth
Prior to joining the coaching staff at Nazareth,
Martin had two stints as an assistant coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
for the 2006 season and Hampden-Sydney
College for the 2005
“We are extremely pleased to have Ryan Martin taking over
the leadership of our men’s lacrosse program”, said Tim Hale, Oswego State
Athletic Director. “He brings a wealth of high-level experience as a player and
coach to our program. His experience and enthusiasm will provide the guidance
for future Laker success.”
Casey Price has
been selected as the head softball coach at Oswego. Price recently completed her
first season as a volunteer assistant pitching coach at Division II University
of Massachusetts at Lowell
where she assisted with scouting, recruiting and pitching fundamentals.
Prior to joining
the staff at UMass-Lowell, Price had been a volunteer assistant pitching coach
at SUNY Plattsburgh from 1999-2010.
Price competed at
the University of Oklahoma, where she was recruited as a pitcher after
being a three-time first team all-state high school player in Iowa before converting to an
She was named
Freshman Female Athlete of the Year at Oklahoma,
and later inducted into the Oklahoma Women's Athletic Hall of Fame and the NCAA
Hall of Fame. Price was also the first player to score a run at the Hall
of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.
New tennis coach Ron Bronson served the 2009-10
academic year on the boys’ and girls’ tennis coaching staff at Colorado Academy
in Denver after serving as the assistant men’s
tennis coach at Aurora University in Aurora,
Ill. in 2009. In addition
to his coaching responsibilities at Aurora
University, he served as
the institution’s director of electronic communications.
Bronson is presently on the senior staff at Windridge Tennis & Sports Camp
at Teela-Wooket in Roxbury,
Vermont. Prior to his scholastic
and prep coaching career, Bronson spent seven years as a coach at various camps
around the country including three years as Tennis Director at Camp Awosting
in Litchfield County, Connecticut.
As a player, Bronson played a season for Monmouth
College in Illinois in 2003 after four years in the
United States Air Force.
Cross Country and Track and Field
Bobby Wilson, previous assistant coach for the cross country
and track and field programs at Division I Bucknell University, was recently
named head of the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field programs
at SUNY Oswego.
guide the Bucknell women’s cross country, women’s indoor, women’s outdoor, and
men’s outdoor track and field programs to Patriot League titles during the
2009-2010 academic year. The conference championship won by the men’s outdoor
track and field program was the first league title for the Bison since 1991. He
was also a part of the Patriot League women’s indoor and outdoor track and
field championship squads in 2008 and 2009, respectively.
Prior to arriving at Bucknell, Wilson gained
coaching experience at his alma mater Virginia
Commonwealth (2000-02), SUNY Oneonta
(2002-03) and the College
of William & Mary
— Adele Burk
From top, new coaches Ryan Martin, Casey Price, Ron Bronson and Bobby Wilson.
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