Brendan Roberts

Brendan Roberts is owner and president of the Frozen Ropes training center in Albany, NY. Brendan has a wealth of baseball experience both as a player and a coach. After graduating from Shenendehowa in 1997, Brendan took his talents to SUNY-Oswego, where he graduated in 2001 with a Business Degree and Athletic Coaching Minor.

Coach Roberts career continued as a member of the Colonie Knights and Capital City Canes where he was a 17 time All-Star and perennial League Champion. The outfielder/catcher is the all-time leader in every major statistical category including Home Runs (78), RBIs (289), 2B’s (88), Runs (450), SB’s (333) and consecutive games played (329) for the NABA/MABL. After finishing up his MABL career, Brendan moved on to become a player coach for the Albany Thunder in the Albany Twilight League. In his 3 seasons there, he was a 2 time league All-Star and All League Player.  In 2016 Brendan was inducted into the CDMABL Hall of Fame.  Brendan currently plays for the Frozen Ropes Wolfpack in the CDMSBL League.  Frozen Ropes has won 5 Straight league championships while compiling a record of 144-13 in the last 5 seasons.  Brendan was the 2015 Playoff MVP and 2016 League CY Young award winner, where he had the lowest ERA (0.14) in league history.

Brendan is also the catalyst behind the Frozen Ropes teaching model. He has brought his vast experience, knowledge and outstanding communication skills to Frozen Ropes in 2004. He has spent hundreds of hours dissecting his own swing on video and his cerebral approach to hitting allows him to easily identify pitfalls in other athletes. Coach Roberts provides instruction on all phases of the game thru private, semi-private and group lessons and leads our clinic and advanced training programs. Brendan is extremely effective training players of all ages on the Frozen Ropes teaching philosophy and curriculum.

Brendan uses an old school approach with new school tech to reach all type of athletes.  Well versed in the use of Hit Trax, Blast Motion and Video Analysis, coach Roberts can help athletes of all ages improve.

Quentin Jensen
Owner/Vice President

Quentin started out as an instructor in 2009, and then quickly moved into the General Manager and Director of Operations role in 2010. After excelling in these positions he decided In January 2015 to buy in and become Co-Owners with Brendan Roberts.

Quentin is responsible for the training program and instructional model used to prepare Frozen Ropes Albany students for success.

After his playing days at SUNY Cortland, Quentin has remained a vital part of the Capital District’s Baseball and Softball Community. He has successfully coached at Shaker, Tamarac, Bethlehem, Bishop Maginn, Albany, Colonie (Travel), Braves (Travel), Green Tech and Outlaws (Travel).

Previously he has created a Baseball Program at Green Tech High Charter School where he was the Varsity Head Coach, Health/Physical Education Teacher as well as the Athletic Director.  Currently he is teaching Physical Education at Greenwich HS, where he is also the Varsity Baseball Coach.  Q has also created a Greenwich Travel program for the High School athletes, ages 13-18.

A sought after clinician and teacher of the game, Quentin’s playing skills had earned him top accolades such as Batting Champion in 2010 (.463), 2011 (.575), 2012 (.535), and 2014 (.641). He has also won numerous MVP honors in (2010, 2012, and 2014) in the CDMSBL.  In 2019, Q was inducted into the CDMSBL Hall of Fame for his illustrious playing and coaching career.

Combining his experience as a player, coach and nationally certified Baseball Instructor, Quentin will provide players with an individualized program designed to get the most out of their ability and get them to their desired level.

Coach Q offers free coaching clinics for local leagues.  He can also help set up clinics for hitting and pitching for any leagues interested.

Izzy Dechiaro
Softball Pitching/Hitting Instructor

Please welcome our new softball pitching instructor Izzy Dechiaro to our staff!

Izzy was a 4 year starter at Siena college where she was All MAAC 2nd team in 2019 & 2021.

She made the All MAAC Rookie team in 2018 and in her Senior year at Siena was named to the great region 3rd team all region.

She attended Cohoes high where she played and started for the varsity team for 6 years.

She was named to the all NYS class B 1st team in 2015,2016,2017. In 2015 she was the NYS Class B Co-player of the year.

Izzy will be bring her wealth of knowledge from playing and coaching to help teach the next generation. Izzy is available for pitching lessons starting on November 7th. She’s available for Softball Hitting and Pitching, as well as group classes and training.

Gabby Baumann
Hitting Instructor/CSR

Gabby has been with Frozen Ropes for 4 years now.  She first started with our travel program as a member of the Lady Outlaws.  She then began working Summer Camps as a Junior Instructor and has transitioned into a hitting instructor and full time camp instructor for the summers.  Gabby is currently a Senior at Colonie High School and SUNY Cortland Commit where she will continue her softball career.

Ryan Deo – Hitting, Pitching and Catching Instructor

Ryan started his own baseball career at Frozen Ropes as a 3 year old in our Born To Play program.  He moved on to our older classes and private lessons and then began playing in our Outlaws travel program.  After a stellar playing career at Averill Park HS, his college career began.  Now playing for Division 2 Collge SNHU, Ryan has experience playing and competing at a high level.  During the Summer months the last few years, coach Deo has helped run our summer camp programs and on the side caught bullpens for local college and professional pitchers.

Coach Deo now runs our group training classes, and is available for private lessons in hitting, pitching and catching.

Dillon Maxon
Strength and Conditioning Coordinator/Hitting and Catching Instructor

Coach Dillon started his career at Frozen Ropes in 2021.  After 4 years of College Baseball split between St. Josephs, MCLA and Sage.  During his playing days, he was a 2017 USCAA National Champion.  He was also named to the E8 All-Conference team as a catcher and All-Conference Tournament team in 2022.  He graduated with a Bachelors in Health Science and a Masters in Health Administration.  Coach Dillon is the Strength Coach for our Baseball and Softball Travel teams and also Coaches for out Outlaws program at the 14U Level.  He is available for Hitting Lessons, Catching Lesson and also runs the Strength and Conditioning program that helps all athletes improve the strength, speed and agility portion of their athletic career.  

Skylar Graff- Baseball Pitching and Hitting Instructor

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.

Thomas Millett – Hitting, Catching and Pitching Instructor

Thomas’s coaching career with Frozen Ropes in 2019, working our co-ed classes, ranging from our Born to Play Class, to our Majors Class. He has since transitioned into a full-time position as a coach with Frozen Ropes. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of baseball, having experience at all positions, along with hitting and pitching.

Thomas’s Frozen Ropes career started back in 2017, playing in our 14u program, and played all the way through 18u. He was a Section 2 Honorable Mention for Catching, with Mohonasen High School, where he would go on to graduate. He would then move on to play for Herkimer Community College, where is career was cut short due to injury.

Thomas is currently the Head Coach of our 13u Outlaws Baseball Team, where he will help the younger generation of talent learn the proper fundamentals of baseball in all aspects.

Abby Sacks- Hitting, Catching, and Fielding Instructor. Director of Softball Camps.

Abby has been attending ropes since 2012. She played on the Lady Outlaws travel team for two years while also playing school ball at Colonie Central High School. In Abby’s senior year of high school, she was selected as a Suburban Council honorable mention as well as receiving the Neil Palent Scholarship award for showing the most sportsmanship while playing. Abby has since been continuing her academic and athletic career at Utica University currently as a sophomore. In her first year at the University, Abby was named to the Empire 8 all-star 2nd team as well as the all-academic team because of her performance both in the classroom and on the field. Abby started working at Frozen Ropes in 2017, where she originally did front desk work. She now coaches’ lessons and classes as well as directs the softball camps in the summer.