Familiar Faces Returning to MCU Park for Team’s Milestone 15th Season
Brooklyn, NY, – The coaching staff for the 2015 Brooklyn Cyclones has been announced and will feature a crew that is very familiar with MCU Park. Tom Gamboa, who guided the team to a 42-34 mark last season, will return as Cyclones manager and will be joined by pitching coach Tom Signore, hitting coach Yunir Garcia, athletic trainer Kiyoshi Tada and strength coach Joe Lego. Yunir Garcia is the only coach that was not a part of the staff during the 2014 season, but the 32-year-old is very familiar with the Cyclones having played parts of two seasons with the team during his eight-year minor league career.
Gamboa, 67, enters his second season with the Mets organization and his 42nd year in pro baseball. The Rancho Mirage, CA native was at the helm of the Cyclones last season and fell just short of a Wild Card berth, losing a tie-breaker to the Connecticut Tigers following the last game of the season. Gamboa has served on the Major League coaching staffs of the Chicago Cubs (1998-99), and Kansas City Royals (2001-03). The father of five has also had a successful managerial career in the minor leagues, including division titles most recently in Arkansas (AA) in 2005, and Albuquerque (AAA) in 2000.