COACHES

MICHAEL KEERAN

michaelk@lafayettebaseball.com

Field Manager

On October 19, 2020, Michael was name the Aviators field manager for the 2021 season. He has a history of championships in summer college baseball having won the 2019 Pioneer Collegiate Baseball League title while managing the Bancroft Bandits and also the 2018 Pioneer League title as manager of the Albert Lea Lakers.

Ten players off the 2019 championship team accepted professional contracts with five players from the 2018 team going pro including two players selected in the Major League Baseball Draft.

Keeran is currently the head coach at Bismarck (ND) State College. Prior to joining Bismarck State in January 2020, he was an assistant coach at Valley City (ND) State University.

As a player, Keeran was a 4-year starter for Waldorf University (NAIA) and a two-time all-conference selection.

Keeran received a Masters of Organizational Leadership (emphasis in Sports Management) from Waldorf University in 2019. He earned a BS in Elementary Education from Waldorf University in 2017.

DAVID RUCKERT

Assistant Coach – Hitting

Ruckert is originally from New Jersey. He has been involved in professional baseball in all capacities of the game helping numerous players develop and get promoted to the next level. David spent 2 seasons as a professional scout for the Baltimore Orioles and the St. Louis Cardinals covering the Independent Leagues and International competition. In 2018 and 2019 he served as an Analytics Coach/First Base Coach for the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League. While with the Barnstormers he also worked with many players in the area of strength and conditioning. During the pandemic David moved to Houston and managed the Hunter Pence 2020 class in the Collegiate Five Tool League.

 

BRYAN DELGADO

Assistant Coach – Pitching

Delgado is from New York, New York. He played at ASA College in Brooklyn for two years before transferring to Grambling State University (NCAA D1). Delgado was considered the ace of Grambling’s staff in 2019 and 2020 compiling a record of eight wins and six losses with a 3.58 earned run average. He was slated to pitch professionally for the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks of the American Association before the pandemic hit and cancelled the 2020 season.