Meet the Coaches
Jamie Shevchik returns for his fourth year as Head Coach of the Whitecaps. In 2017, Coach Shevchik led Brewster to its first League Championship in 17 years. During his 17-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. Keystone has won 14 straight conference championships. 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 2017, Shevchik’s teams compiled an impressive, 574-186 overall record, a .755 winning percentage. He has been honored as the CSAC Coach of the Year six times in the past nine seasons.
Since 2010, Coach Shevchik has seen seven players selected in the MLB Draft. Over the past six years, Coach Shevchik has had 32 former Keystone players sign independent contracts with Major League teams.
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.
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 currently resides with his wife Maria and daughters Brielle, Giana, and Raina in Clarks Summit, PA.
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Third Base Coach, Hitting Coach
After six years as an assistant coach at Keystone College, Ryan was promoted to associate head coach in 2017. This is his second 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 in the past five years 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/Youth Clinics Director
Will returns for his third year with the Whitecaps. This season, he will direct the Whitecaps Youth Clinics and the Advanced Skills Sessions. 2018 marked his third year with the Mercy College baseball program, this year as an assistant coach. At Mercy, he has held various responsibilities, including player development, hitting coach and player recruitment. 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.