RYAN HURBA (CAMP DIRECTOR)
Ryan Hurba enters his 18th season as hitting coach and recruiting coordinator for the Bearcats in 2023. The Bearcats have combined to win 11 championships during that time (most of any America East conference member)
Hurba had collegiate stops at Mount Olive College (NC) and Brevard CC (FL) before joining Binghamton.
Prior to heading into college coaching Hurba spent four years as the head coach at the oldest overnight baseball camp in the country, the Sho-Me Baseball Camp (Branson, MO). There he oversaw the entire on field summer program as well as their satellite camps in the off season. He has also served for two years as a scout with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Hurba had a decorated collegiate career earning All-America honors at Oswego State in 1996. Hurba was a three-time all-region selection, three-time all conference selection and two-time ECAC all-star. In 2001, he was inducted into Oswego’s Baseball Hall of Fame. He still owns the career record for home runs in Oswego State baseball history.
Hurba’s sports affinity began in the Southern Tier, where he was a three-sport athlete at Bainbridge-Guilford High School. There, he earned All-Susquenango League honors in both baseball and football and also won more than 120 career matches on the wrestling mat.
Ryan resides in Endwell, NY with his wife Carrie and children Kaylee and T.J.
Former Triple-A player and local product Mike Folli begins his 7th year with Binghamton Bearcats baseball in 2023.
Mike was also on staff with Crack of the Bat during off seasons while playing professionally.
While at University at Buffalo, Folli became the first Bulls player to earn first team all-conference honors and multiple all-star selections in the Mid-American Conference. He hit .346 as a junior and led the team in hits (65), doubles (13) and stolen bases (12). He was primarily a shortstop and third baseman during his career, which also included Freshman All-America honors in 2005.
Folli was picked by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 42nd Round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft and played four years of professional ball. He advanced as high as Triple-A, playing parts of two seasons with the Cardinals' Memphis team in the Pacific Coast League.
In all, Folli played in 304 professional games in the Cardinals' organization and compiled 214 career hits and 95 career RBI.
Growing up locally - Folli played hockey and baseball….helping lead local Union-Endicott High to the 2003 Class AA New York State Championship.
Mike resides in Endicott with his wife Ashley, and daughters Mila and Taylor.