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Matt Mazurek
Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator

Mazurek is in his ninth season with the Golden Griffins coaching staff and his sixth year as an assistant coach after spending three seasons as a volunteer assistant coach. He is the longest-tenured assistant coach in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

Mazurek has helped lift the Griffs to unprecedented success in the program as he was apart of the 2013 and 2015 championship seasons and Blue and Gold's the first two NCAA appearances.

Mazurek has served as the program’s hitting instructor during the past six years, as Canisius has posted a team batting average of .299 during that timeframe. The Griffs ranked 19th in the country during the 2013 season with a .299 batting average and hit .330 as a team in 2010. Canisius has led the conference in home runs four times in those six years, including a total of 90 home runs from 2009 when Canisius was 19th in the country. The Griffs have had at least 80 stolen bases in four of the last five seasons, ranking 19th in the country during the 2013 season. 

Mazurek has been a member of the coaching staff that has seen12  players drafted in the last six years, including six hitters (Conor Panas, Brett Siddall, Sean Jamieson, Steve McQuail, Kevin Mailloux and Kevin Mahoney). Most recently, Panas was named the MAAC Male-Student Athlete of the Year, MAAC Tournament MVP and earned All-American honors twice in his career. Likewise Siddall finished his career strong, posting career-numbers in homeruns his junior season, tallying 12, and was named MAAC player of the year in 2015. Jamieson, the 2011 MAAC Male Athlete of the Year who hit .350 with 13 home runs and 51 RBI as a shortstop, was selected in the 17th round of the 2011 MLB Draft, the highest selection by a Golden Griffin since 1994. McQuail, an ABCA All-America selection who hit .397 with 20 home runs and 81 RBI in 2010, was chosen in the 30th round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays and was the first Canisius junior selected in the MLB Draft since 1994.

During the past seven seasons, the Golden Griffins have won 251 games, placing Canisius first in wins in the Northeast region.

  • First in the Northeast in wins the last seven seasons
  • One of 24 schools in the country with 33-plus wins in at least seven of last eight seasons
  • 26th in the country in winning percentage (.622) since 2008, ahead of Mississippi, Kansas State, Virginia Tech and every school in the Big Ten

Mazurek played professional baseball for three seasons — spending the 2007 season with Joilet Jackhammers of the Northern League and the 2008 and 2009 seasons with the Rockford Riverhawks of the Frontier League. Mazurek played in 75 games each the two seasons with Rockford.

Mazurek played for coach Mike McRae during his first two seasons in leading the Blue and Gold. The 2006 Canisius College Male Athlete of the Year hit a team-leading .358 as a senior with 44 RBIs, 18 steals and set a school-record with 68 hits. As a junior, Mazurek led Canisius with a .351 batting average with seven home runs, 41 RBIs and 54 hits.

Mazurek graduated from Canisius with a degree in physical education and also received his Master’s Degree in Sport Administration in May 2012.

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Position: Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Alma Mater: Canisius '06
Phone: (716) 888-8479