Skylar began coaching with Frozen Ropes Albany back in the summer of 2018 becoming one of our main camp instructors. Before coming to Frozen Ropes Albany, he worked at Frozen Ropes Syosset, in Long Island, for three years developing his coaching skills and knowledge of the game.
For high school, Skylar attended Syosset High School and during that time he started three out of his four years on varsity. His sophomore year, he was the starting 2nd baseman as well as pitching in relief. His junior year, he alternated between being the starting 2nd baseman and starting catcher. Finally, his senior year he would switch between starting 2nd baseman and ace pitcher. During this three year stretch on varsity he was a captain for his junior and senior year also receiving the Nassau County Newsday “Underclassman of the Week” award in his sophomore year for his standout work on the mound and at the plate.
For college, Skylar enrolled at Suny Maritime College where he majored in “International Transportation and Trade,” the school’s business program. For his playing career, Skylar began as the fourth string 2nd baseman and as a relief pitcher. By the first week of conference play in his freshman year, Skylar had been nominated the team’s closing pitcher based on his stellar outings both in inter squads and in non-conference games. Skylar made the most out of every opportunity given, locking down every save opportunity that year while holding a 0.00 ERA for ¾ of the season. Skylar held his team role as closer all three seasons (senior year taken by Covid-19) and finished his career with multiple schools records. He holds both, the single season saves record with 6 and career saves record with 10. He would also hold the school’s career ERA record with a 2.92 and the school’s K/9 record with 9.19 but didn’t qualify with his limited number of innings.
For Frozen Ropes Albany, Skylar is now running camps in the summer, giving lessons, and teaching classes. He loves working with baseball and softball players, always trying to help them reach their goals of playing at the next level, whatever that level might be.