Former #Seawolves star Alex Trezza named head coach at LIU-Brooklyn
June 26, 2014
Brooklyn, N.Y. - Alex Trezza, a former All-American and all-time home run king on the Stony Brook baseball team, was named the head baseball coach at LIU-Brooklyn, the school announced Monday.
Trezza played three seasons for the Seawolves from 1999-2001, finishing as the all-time career leader in home runs (55) and RBI (176). He set the SBU single-season home run mark his senior season, belting 23 dingers en route to being named the program's first-ever Div. I All-American.
"LIU-Brooklyn has made a great decision in hiring Alex to become the leader of their baseball program," said long-time Seawolves head coach Matt Senk. "Alex possesses everything you want in a head coach including being a knowledgeable baseball man with a tireless work ethic and having strong moral character that is beyond reproach. The Seawolves nation is extremely proud of Alex and know he will do a great job."
Trezza was drafted in the 18th round of the 2001 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers where he spent time with the Oneonta Tigers, West Michigan White Caps and Lakeland Tigers. He was awarded the Most Improved Player award in 2003. Trezza finished his professional career playing in the Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball, an independent league not affiliated with Major League Baseball. He suited up for the North Shore Spirit and Worcester Tornadoes, leading the league with 19 home runs for North Shore in 2006.
Trezza has had a quick ascend up the coaching ranks, most recently leading Sacred Heart to the Northeast Conference championship game in 2014 as the club's top assistant. Prior to his time with the Pioneers, he served as an assistant coach for the University of New Haven, where he led the Chargers to their first-ever Northeast-10 Championship in 2013, the University of Adelphi and Anna Maria College.
Stony Brook has faced LIU-Brooklyn twice in program history, the last time occurring in 2001. Ironically, Trezza took part in both of those games, collecting a hit in four plate appearances in the Seawolves 4-3 win in '01.