League Champs

2003 2012
2004 2013
2009 2014
2010 2016
2019

Staff

Brian Spagnola... President & GM
gm@AmsterdamMohawks.com -- 518-791-7546

Brian Spagnola has been president of the Amsterdam Mohawks since 2003. As a lifelong Amsterdam resident, he has dedicated himself to making Shuttleworth Park into a top venue for baseball in the nation. He has led the Mohawks to league championships in 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2019. He has also helped the Mohawks turn into a leader in game atmospheres as well as attendance.

Spagnola began his affiliation with college baseball coaching at then NCAA Division II power The College of Saint Rose. He has served as an assistant coach there under Bob Bellizzi from 1991 to 2003 and also was the head coach of the Schenectady Mohawks from 1991-1993. His 1991 team had eight players on it who later went on to play professional baseball. He also served as an assistant coach with the Mohawks in 1990 and 1994. He is currently third in line for coaches with the most wins in Mohawk history. In 2003, he stepped away from Saint Rose to become the head coach at his alma mater, Amsterdam High School, where in just a few short years he turned the program into one of the finest in the area.

He lives in Amsterdam with his wife Jill and has five children Marissa (25), Max (22), Mackenzie (20), Andrew (18), and Amelia (11).
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David Dittmann... Vice President
DDittmann@cox.net -- 401-255-1049

David Dittman joined the Mohawks in 2007 and in one short season was instrumental in helping double attendance figures and create a more business friendly environment with the Mohawks organization.

Dittmann previously owned the Newport Gulls and helped start the Vermont Mountaineers and Plymouth Pilgrims of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. He was instrumental in the success of all of those teams. He also owned the Peninsula Pilots of the Coastal Plains League. These teams all led their respective leagues in attendance or showed tremendous growth during Dittmann's tenure. Earlier, Dittmann owned an array of minor league team baseball teams, including the New Haven Ravens AA team. He grew up around baseball as his father was the corporate attorney for the Philadelphia Phillies for years.

Dittmann resides in Newport, RI.
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Pat Beck... Director of Corporate Relations
bosslady@nycap.rr.com -- 518-441-7822

Pat was added to the Mohawks staff in 2015 after her retirement as publisher of The Leader Herald newspaper. She will be a liaison between the Mohawks and all corporate clients and as well serve as a marketing consultant for the team.

Contact Pat if you are a corporate sponsor and have concerns regarding tickets, tables, etc. for your night at Shuttleworth Park.

She is a longtime Amsterdam resident, having raised a wonderful family with her late husband Skip.
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Miguel Gonzalez...Director of Stadium and Grounds
miguelg201@aol.com

Miguel is entering his seventh season with the Mohawks and is in charge of the grounds and stadium operations. He also serves as a Sales Rep with the Mohawks and an occasional 'jack of all trades'. His love for the Mohawks and the stadium is always on display in his work and dedication to the organization.
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Jon Sargalis... Director of Public Relations
Jon@AmsterdamMohawks.com -- 518-258-4208

A Mohawks fan since 2004, Jon's first position with the team was as a photographer in 2006. He then volunteered to assist in stadium operations from 2009-10. In 2011, he became a Marketing and Promotions Intern for the team. In 2012, he was hired as the Director of Marketing and Media Relations. This position continues today; he currently coordinates all baseball media releases during the off-season. He's the team's exclusive graphic artist and is in charge all social media and website updates.

Jon was an assistant coach and scorekeeper for the Broadalbin-Perth High School for 6 years and had his jersey retired at a Mohawks game in 2013. He also worked as the PR/Media Relations Intern for the Adirondack Phantoms in the AHL for the 2012-13 hockey season under the direction of former Mohawks broadcaster Bob Rotruck.

Currently, Jon has been working for the Chicago Cubs Guest Services department since 2015 and has a World Series ring from the 2016 season. In addition, he has worked for the Chicago Bears Fan Services department since 2018 and has worked with America's Pastime Stables since 2019.

Jon grew up in Broadalbin, NY and currently resides in Chicago, IL.
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Ethan Frank… 2021 Broadcaster

Ethan Frank is from Westport, Connecticut, and is in his first year broadcasting for the Mohawks. Previously, Ethan has served as the Executive Coordinator of WWPT, Staples High School’s student radio station. Ethan just finished his Freshman year at Syracuse University and is majoring in Broadcast and Digital Journalism.

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Matt Zumbolo… 2021 Broadcaster

Matt lives in Gloversville, NY, and just finished his sophomore year at Syracuse University majoring in Broadcast and Digital Journalism. Matt is in his second year with the Mohawks on the broadcasting team.

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Carla Pasquarelli... Head Athletic Trainer


Carla joined the Amsterdam Mohawks in 2011 and has been serving as our athletic trainer ever since. During the year she works with local schools. Carla graduated from Russell Sage College with a bachelor of science in athletic training.

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Dave Haverly... Athletic Trainer

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Rachel Simkins... Athletic Trainer
 
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Paula Hawkins... Host Family Coordinator

Paula has served as the Mohawks Host Family Coordinator since 2015.  Her role to secure and coordinate housing for the players is a thankless job, but one of the most critical elements to the Mohawks success.  Paula resides in Amsterdam with her husband Jeremy and has a son David.
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Barry Rouse... On-Field Entertainment


The on-field voice of the Mohawks since 2009, Barry's passion for the Mohawks and the game are evident through the fun he creates for the fans.  ................................................................................................................................................

 
 
 

 

Bob Scott... Director of Veteran Relations


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Andrew Spagnola... Stadium Sound


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Brian Cady... PA Announcer

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Mojo... Mascot

A lifelong Mohawks fan, Mojo became the team's official mascot in 2006. It's unclear how old Mojo is or where he came from, because he won't tell anyone. In fact, he barely says anything at all. It is believed that Mojo lost his voice cheering for the Mohawks after they won the championship in 2003. Since then, he has enjoyed livening up Shuttleworth Park and loves the between inning games and dances.

In 2006, right before signing on with the Mohawks, Mojo tried out for the second season of Dancing With The Stars. The producers of the show felt that Mojo was "too famous" and his presence would be "unfair to the other stars." The show instead picked ESPN analyst Kenny Mayne, who performed a disastrous cha-cha and was the first contestant eliminated. Since then, Mojo has made it a point to perform the Cha-Cha Slide at every home game to show off his superior dancing skills. Mojo always invites the kids and players to join in the on-field dances to show that he can share the spotlight. Players like Ricky Breymier (Pittsburgh) in 2008 and Rich Vrana (Marist) in 2013 have come on and stolen the show, but Mojo loves enthusiasm and loves all the fans that attend the games.

If you see Mojo at a game or around the city, be sure to give him a high-five for good luck.
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Interns (stay tuned for 2022 Interns)

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