Meet the Coaches
Jamie Shevchik returns for his sixth year
as Head Coach of the Whitecaps. In 2018,
following a sub-par regular season, Coach
Shevchik led Brewster to the Eastern
Division finals, after a first round victory over
Yarmouth-Dennis, owner of the league’s best
regular season record. In 2017 his Whitecaps
ran the table in the playoffs to win the championship.
During his 18-year career as head coach at Keystone College (PA), Coach Shevchik has built the Giants into a regional power, consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 Division III programs. Twice he has led Keystone to the NCAA Division III Collegiate World Series, finishing as the NCAA Division III National Runner-Up in 2016.
Through April 2019, Shevchik’s teams compiled an impressive, 593-198 overall record, a .750 winning percentage. He has been honored as the CSAC Coach of the Year seven times in the past 11 seasons, including the last three in a row.
Coach Shevchik had a solid record in collegiate summer baseball before coming to the Cape League, including an eight-year run as the head coach at Danbury in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. His Westerners made five NECBL playoff appearances and won their division in 2010 and 2012. His Cape League Whitecaps compiled the second best won-loss record in the circuit in 2015.
Coach Shevchik joined the Keystone baseball coaching staff in January 1998 as an assistant. In 1993 and 1994 as a player, he was an outstanding pitcher and outfielder at Keystone. Following his graduation from Mid Valley High School and his time at Keystone, he continued his baseball career at East Stroudsburg University.
Jamie resides with his wife Maria and daughters Brielle, Giana, and Raina in Clarks Summit, PA.
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Scott has been the Oswego State (NY)
head baseball coach for the last eight ears. In 2017
and 2018 he guided his Lakers to the D-III College World Series. The Windsor, N.Y. native joined
the Laker staff after serving as the assistant coach
at Division I Le Moyne College for the previous
nine seasons. During his tenure at Le Moyne, five Le Moyne pitchers signed professional baseball contracts. Overall, Landers has coached 21 players
that have gone on to play professional baseball.
Before Le Moyne, Landers served as an assistant coach at SUNY Cortland for two years and one season as the head coach at Broome Community College (NY). He graduated from SUNY Cortland in 1998 and earned his master’s degree in Health Education from there in 2003. Landers was a four-year pitcher at Cortland and helped the Red Dragons to three SUNYAC titles, four regional appearances and three NCAA Division III World Series appearances.
Third Base Coach, Hitting Coach
Ryan is associate head coach at Keystone,
working with Head Coach Shevchik. This is his
fourth summer with the Brewster Whitecaps. At Keystone, he coaches the team's hitters and
catchers and coordinates recruiting. Smyth has coached more than 20 players who have signed professional contracts. He has significant summer college baseball coaching experience, including
six years in the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) both as a hitting coach and manager, before making the jump up to the Cape last summer. As a player, he was two-year standout player at Keystone after stints at Boston College and Brookdale Community College (NJ). In
his two seasons with Keystone, he hit .349 with 87 hits, 19 doubles, 21 home runs, and
73 RBI’s. He ranks fifth all time for career home runs (21) after playing for only two seasons. He played professionally for the Evansville Otters in the Frontier League.
First Base Coach/Whitecaps Youth Clinics Director
Will returns for his fourth year with the Whitecaps. 2019 marked his first year with Farleigh Dickinson
as an assistant coach. A native of Puerto Rico, Will grew up in Florida, where he attended and played baseball, basketball and football at Lake Howell
High School. Will went on to play at Catonsville Community College, where he was a two-year
starter and helped his club make the Region XX
D-II Baseball Tournament in the first year. After Catonsville, he moved on to Keystone College in Pennsylvania and was managed by Jamie Shevchik. As a team captain Will helped lead the Giants to their first appearance in the
D-III National Tournament. Will also completed his bachelor’s degree at Keystone,
majoring in biology.
Ken assists Coach Shevchik at Keystone College,
where he works with hitters and outfielders. No stranger to summer collegiate baseball, he has
been an assistant coach in the Valley League with
the Strasburg Express and in the M.I.N.K League
with the Chillicothe Mudcats. Prior to Keystone, Ken was a graduate assistant at Centenary University where he earned his Masters degree in Leadership and Public Administration. As a player Durling
helped lead Misericordia College (PA) to three
straight conference championships. He is the school’s all-time leader in hits (234),
doubles (63), RBI (175), games played (179), total bases (405) and second in home runs
(30). Durling was a three-time 1st team all-Mac Freedom selection, three-time all-ECAC regional pick, a second team all-American in 2012 and a 2011 Rawlings Gold Glove
winner. After his college career, Durling had a short stint in independent baseball with
the San Angelo (TX) Colts of the United League.
Gene is Assistant Athletic Director and an assistant baseball coach at Prince George's Community
College in Largo, MD. He was an assistant coach
at Dartmouth in 2018. He spent the two seasons before that at Prince George’s as pitching coach
and recruiting coordinator. The 2017 team went to
the NJCAA D3 College World Series. Gene has collegiate summer league experience as the head coach of the Omaha Blue Bombers in the Corn Belt Summer Collegiate League, guiding his team to a league best 19-11-2. He has also served as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator
for Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. In the summer of 2010, he took the mound for
the New York Empires in the independent New York State League, posting a 3-2 record and 4.43 ERA in 30 innings of work. Gene earned his under graduate degree at the University
of Maryland and his masters in athletic administration from Western Kentucky in 2018.