“We’re extremely excited to have Anthony join the Jammers,” said MKE Sports & Entertainment VP of Operations Dan Kuenzi. “He is well known in the community, very passionate about the game and enjoys developing players to their full potential. He’s got a lot of coaching and business experience and will fit our mold perfectly. “
“I’m very excited to get started and thankful for the opportunity that MKE Sports has given me,” Barone said. “I took a trip to the Milwaukee headquarters last week and everything is first class. I’m expecting the same this summer with the Jammers franchise.”
Barone served as head coach of Jamestown (N.Y.) Community College from 2007 to 2012, where he led the Jayhawks to 207 victories and a 101-62 regional record. Barone was named National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 3 Coach of the Year in 2008 as Jamestown qualified for five consecutive NJCAA Regional Tournaments. During his tenure, Barone’s Jamestown teams defeated 11 nationally ranked opponents. He coached 33 All-Conference, 15 All-Region, and one All-American while at the helm of the Jayhawks. From 2012 to 2014, Barone was an Assistant Coach at California State University – Bakersfield, where the team garnered a Western Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship. He has coached eight players that are currently playing professional baseball.
Barone played collegiately at Jamestown, where he was a two-sport athlete also competing on the basketball team which won a regional title and competed in the NJCAA National Tournament. On the diamond Barone, a shortstop, was an all-conference player and was voted one of Jamestown Community College’s Top 50 Athletes.
“If we can entertain and keep the kids interested in baseball then we’ve got something,” Barone said in a press release. “I’d love to see baseball flourish in Jamestown; it’s an important piece of the city.”
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