Joe Wanderlingh played baseball until he was eighteen years old when he suffered a serious elbow injury. Instead of having Tommy John surgery, he decided to give up playing and immediately start coaching. Joe has been coaching since 2016 when he was still a sophomore at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
He founded and coached for three seasons with the Long Island Blue Jays, coaching 16u through 18u. From there, he spent two and a half years with New York Empire Baseball in Manhattan, working with kids ranging from ages four through seventeen. Pitcher was Joe’s main position once he started high school at St. Anthony’s High School in Huntington, but has plenty of infield and outfield experience.
Joe is originally from Long Island, NY. He is a huge New York Mets, New York Islanders, and Washington Football Team fan. He has very quickly become a favorite with our athletes and is excited to pass on the game of baseball that he loves.
If you would like to schedule a time to work with Joe or any of our other coaches, please email [email protected].