Brandon Shileikis will be joining the Niagara Power as the Head Coach for the 2022 season!
Shileikis started his coaching career in the FCBL as an assistant coach for the Pittsfield Suns. He has been coaching there since 2018 where he worked alongside the pitchers to develop their skills and balance their workload. In 2020 he joined Cressey Sports Performance as a pitching/strength and conditioning intern. After his internship ended he joined Rogers Williams University Division 3 Baseball Program as an Assistant Coach. At RWU Shileikis was involved in recruiting players, pitch calling and the pitching rotation.
Before Shileikis started coaching he played Division 1 baseball at Quinnipiac University In his first year with Bobcats, he earned the No. 3 spot in the pitching rotation, appeared in 12 games making six starts, throwing 46.1 innings with a 4.66 ERA. His senior year he saw even better results appearing in 15 games, including 14 starts, throwing 80.2 innings with 69 strike outs and only 14 walks with a 4.22 ERA. Shileikis finished his career with the Bobcats accumulating 51 appearances, 5 complete games, 3 shutouts, 200 innings, 118 strikeouts to 56 walks and a 4.36 ERA. He also is 5th ranked on the all time pitching records at Quinnipiac under the category Most Innings pitched with 85.1. During his time there he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Marketing.
Tim Gelzinis will be joining the Niagara Power as an Assistant Coach for the 2022 season.
Gelzinis started his coaching career in 2019 for Baysox Baseball where he coached local youth players in the 8-16 age range. He currently still coaches there while helping the players with the college recruiting process as well as developing their leadership abilities and sportsmanship. Last year Gelzinis also took a job as an Associate Head Baseball Coach for Massasoit Community College.
Gelzinis attended Elms College in Massachusetts where he received his Bachelors in Sports Management. During his time there he also played Division 3 baseball for Elms. Gelzinis was a strong hitter as well as an outfielder. In 2015 he led the team with 137 at bats, totaled a career-high 35 hits and had nine multi-hit games and compiled two seven-game hit streaks.