HEAD COACH & DIRECTOR of
BASEBALL OPERATIONS #30
Brian Hill is the Head Coach for the Mansfield Destroyers in
their 2019 NYCBL Inaugural Season. Hill helped lead the Elmira Pioneers to the 2006 playoffs in the NYCBL and the 2007 NYCBL Championship, along with the PGCBL 2013 West Division Championship. In 2017, Hill was named Head Coach of the Elmira Pioneers and led them to 27 wins and a trip to the PGCBL Divisional Championship. Several of his former players have been drafted, including 16 in just
the past two years.
Prior to Hill's tenure with the Pioneers, he was the 2004 Mid State Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and the Gaffer baseball Head Coach and General Manager. In 2001, Hill reinstated the defunct baseball program at Corning Community College and continued as Head Coach there for 9 seasons (2001- 2010). Hill is also an Associate Professor at Corning Community College teaching physical education, coaching, health and wellness.
2018 Asst. Coach - Elmira Pioneers - PGCBL
2017 Head Coach - Elmira Pioneers - PGCBL
2012-2017 Asst. Coach - Elmira Pioneers - PGCBL
2008 Asst. Coach - Elmira Pioneers - NYCBL
2007 Asst. Coach - Elmira Pioneers - NYCBL
2006 Asst. Coach - Elmira Pioneers - NYCBL
2001-2010 Head Coach - Corning Community College
Cell: (607) 207-1116
DR. KYLE UNGVARSKY
OFFICIAL TEAM DOCTOR
With a passion for sports medicine and extensive experience treating athletic injuries, Kyle Ungvarsky, MD is the perfect fit for the Mansfield Destroyers’ team physician. Dr. Ungvarsky is a board-certified sports and family medicine physician at the Mansfield Laurel Health Center with over 12 years of specialized training.
He works closely with local physical therapists and athletic trainers to help people of all ages safely return to play. While earning his medical degree, he completed a sports medicine fellowship at Michigan State University, where he treated athletes from D1 baseball, football, hockey, basketball, wrestling, track and field, and soccer.
His services include injury prevention, injury evaluation, and rehabilitation for people of all ages and activity levels, including guided ultrasound injections and customized therapy for concussions, ligament tears, fractures, chronic pain, infections, blisters, rashes, lacerations, sprains, illness, and fatigue.
Currently, Dr. Ungvarsky sees patients at the Mansfield Laurel Health Center, 416 S Main St., as well as serving as team physician for the Mansfield Destroyers and Mansfield University sports. In addition to treating athletic injuries, he treats injuries and chronic pain resulting from falls, accidents, daily wear-and-tear, and repetitive motion. Anyone seeking to become more active, prevent injury during exercise, or who is being held back from an activity they love by a nagging injury can benefit from an evaluation.
Whether you’re a scholastic athlete or a weekend warrior, Dr. Ungvarsky and the Laurel Health Centers work hard to get you back to the activities you love quickly and safely. For more information, visit laurelhc.org or call 1-833-LAURELHC.
ASSISTANT COACH / PITCHING #22
Mike will be the Destroyer's Pitching Coach. He was the head coach of the Notre Dame High School Baseball Team as well as the assistant coach for the Gaffer Travel Baseball Team.
Mike was also the pitching coach for the Elmira Pioneers in the PGCBL and worked alongside Coach Hill.
“We refer to Mike as "Uncle Mike" because he just treats everyone like they are part of his family. That and his amazing passion for the sport and details of the pitching mechanics make him the perfect choice as our pitching coach. I can't wait to be working side by side with him again," shared Coach Hill.
ASSISTANT COACH /
CATCHERS/1st BASE #8
Jesse played collegiate ball at Corning Community College and Alfred State College. He was a four-year starter at Campbell-Savona High School. After graduating from college, Jesse coached for two seasons for the Pioneers at Alfred State College and has worked with the Wellsville High School Program for one season.
Jesse will work with the catchers and be the 1st Base Coach
"Jesse is an up and coming coach with a lot of energy, knowledge, and passion for the sport, he will be a great addition to our staff," stated Coach Hill.
ASSISTANT COACH / BENCH #44
Dave coached with Coach Hill for the elite Travel Gaffer Baseball Team from 2010-2013. Dave has coached baseball for the Campbell-Savona school district from 2007 to present. He was General Manager and Coach for the Campbell Brewers in the Corning Elmira Adult League. Dave brings over 28 years of experience as a baseball coach. Coach Hill says,
"Dave is a very knowledgeable baseball guy and will be a great addition to the Destroyer’s coaching staff, I am looking forward to working alongside Dave again this summer."
ASSISTANT COACH / BENCH #34
Kurt was the varsity coach at Campbell & Campbell-Savona for 37 years. He lead the 1992 squad to a Section V Championship. Kurt’s teams have appeared in three sectional finals, three semi-finals, won eight Steuben County Championships, and over 336 wins. In 2017 his team lost a 1-0 finals game to state semi-finalist Avon. Kurt won Section V, Class CCC, Coach of the Year in 2007. He has also coached at the Babe Ruth and Legion levels.
"I have never coached with Kurt but have coached several of his players, and they were always extremely knowledgeable baseball kids- a sign of great high school coaching! I am looking forward to having the opportunity to coach with Kurt. He will add a wealth of knowledge to our staff," stated Coach Hill.