Board of Directors
Brandon Hickam, President of League Operations
I have been coaching ER Little league for the past 10 years. This will be my 4th year on the Board of Directors and my 3rd year as President. I grew up in East Rockaway and have been playing Baseball since I was 5 years old. I attended Rhame Ave School and East Rockaway High School, where I am proud to be a Rock For Life!!
The most rewarding part about coaching is the relationships I have been lucky enough to have with the kids over the years. Being from a small town I have coached many of the same kids year after year. I have had so much fun seeing their growth as ballplayers and as kids through the years. I look forward to seeing their future success as they move on to the High School teams.
My best Little League memory is winning the championship when I was in 6th grade against The Centre Ave Athletics. Still to this day we talk about the play at the plate to end the game like it was yesterday!!
Sean Lynch, Vice President of Softball
I have been part of East Rockaway Baseball and East Rockaway Little League Baseball & Softball for 10 years. I grew up in East Rockaway on Centre Avenue and played baseball my whole life.
My dad was my first coach and loved playing the game. I have been a Coach, a Manager, a Safety Officer, President and now Vice President of Softball for the league over the years. I started the Softball program up when asked by our President, Mike Cilluffo in 2013.
I look forward to each year on the Board and seeing East Rockaway take the field once again!
Michael Gicewicz, Vice President League Operations
I have been part of East Rockaway Little League Baseball and Softball for 4 years. I have been lucky enough to be a coach for our Clinic and T-ball divisions since 2016 to 2018. It always a wonder experience to work with the players just starting out!
Being an upstate kid from Duanesburg, NY and always bouncing around the room I always found baseball as an activity that intrigued me. I played for the Duanesburg Little League for many years and played a mean third base and center field for the Indians!! Baseball was a part of my life through my entire high school career and I also managed my companies softball team for 5 years - Go Reis Renegades!
Sharyn Mielinis , Director of Sponsorships - RETIRED
I have not only been on the East Rockaway Little League Board of Directors for the past 6 years but I have also coached
girls Softball for the past 6 years.
I grew up watching my dad coach and play Baseball and Softball. He coached Oceanside Little League Baseball. The last team he
coached and played for was a men's Softball team for the Ships Inn, East Rockaway. I loved going to his games!
**Note - ERLL would like to thank Sharyn Mielinis for her many years of service on the Board of Directors. She has contributed to the success of our league for many years! Her 2018 season was her last on the Board and we wish her well!
Additional Board Members.....
Tom LaBarbera, Vice President of Baseball
Amy Kelly, League Secretary
Michael Thorgersen, Director of Fundraising
Michael Cooney, Director of Softball
James Miller, Director of League Safety
Vance Kuhner, Director of League Safety - RETIRED
**Note - ERLL would like to thank Vance Kuhner for his many years of service on the Board of Directors. He has contributed to the success of our league for many years! His 2018 season was his last on the Board and we wish him well!