Baseball adds Stambersky

After a rough go in their 2022 season, Missouri Western Baseball announces the hiring of Damian Stambersky as assistant coach. Stambersky who has oversaw three major league careers in the making comes to St. Joseph in the midst of a 20 plus career in coaching baseball. 


Missouri Western Baseball Head Coach Buzz Verduzco is thrilled to add experience to the dug out. 


"Damian is very well respected within the baseball community and in our region, and I am so thankful to have him on our staff." said Verduzco. "His connection with area coaches from a recruiting standpoint is something our program will definitely benefit from. He has a long history of developing top-level pitchers, and our pitching staff is very excited to start working with him."


During his early playing days he spent time at The Kansas City Kansas Community College and The University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He received a conference honor at both colleges where he spent time as a catcher and designated hitter. 


His education consisted of earning a Bachelors of Business Administration and Entrepreneurship from The University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He then earned a Masters in Exercise Science from the University of California at Pennsylvania. 


His long stay in coaching began during a brief stint as an instructor at his alma mater of The University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he also served as an assistant baseball coach. From one familiar place to another he took his coaching expertise to The Kansas City Kansas Community College as an assistant coach. With stops at the University of Central Missouri, CSU Pueblo and to his most recent position with Division 1 Radford University. 


During his time at the University of Central Missouri he oversaw the development of future major leaguers. During the middle of the 2010’s he spent time with pitchers Grant Gavin eventually of the Kansas City Royals and future Houston Astro Lucas Williams. He helped the Mules recruit  Baltimore Oriole outfielder Mason Janvrin. 


Like others who have joined the athletic department recently, Stambersky is glad to be back in familiar territory.


"I'm thrilled to be with the team, back in the MIAA and back in my Midwest roots," said Stambursky. 


With the departure of impact players such as Brady Holden and Alex Crouch, Griffon Baseball have an exciting off-season ahead of them this fall. With the recruiting bonafides of Stambersky, they may have just picked the right guy to help them. 

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