East Rockaway Little League
Baseball & Softball

Board of Directors

Brandon Hickam, President of League Operations

I have been coaching ER Little league for the past 10+ years.  I have been on the Board of Directors for 5+ years and President for 2+ years.  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!!

Michael Gicewicz, Vice President - League Operations, Softball & WebMaster

I have been part of East Rockaway Little League Baseball and Softball for 5+ years.

I have been lucky enough to be a coach for our Clinic, T-ball, Coach Pitch Baseball and Minors Softball divisions since 2015 to preset.  It's always a wonderful experience to work with the players just starting out and as they progress!

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!

Additional Board Members.....

Michael Thorgersen, Director of Fundraising & Sponsorships

Michael Cooney, Director of League Events

James Miller, Director of League Safety & Summer Baseball

Michael Nowakoski, Director of Softball


Tom LaBarbera, Vice President of Baseball - Retired 2019*

Amy Kelly, League Secretary - Retired 2019*

Sean Lynch, Vice President Softball - Retired 2019*

*Note - East Rockaway Little League would like to thank Sean, Tom and Amy for their many years of service on the Board of Directors.  Their collective contributions have contributed to the success of our league for many years!  Thank you!!!!

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