The Alfred State athletic department has named Jason Cronin the new full-time baseball coach. Cronin has nearly fifteen years of coaching experience including serving as the college's interim coach during the Spring 2012 season.
Prior to serving as Alfred State's interim coach this spring, Cronin most recently was the head baseball coach at Peru State College (NE). At Peru State, he led the team to 30 victories in 2009, coached the first player in PSC baseball history to get drafted, and led teams to the conference tournament in four of his five years at the helm.
Prior to coaching at Peru State, Cronin spent time as the pitching coach at Oklahoma Panhandle State University and Young Harris College. He started his coaching career at Broome CC in 1996 and served as the BCC head coach between 1998-2000. During that time he led the Hornets to their first regional final appearance in 12 years and a school record for wins (28).
Cronin has also been active in collegiate baseball summer leagues. He was the general manager and head coach of the Binghamton Knights of the CAN-AM League and was the head coach of the Plattsburgh Thunder of the NYCBL.
Cronin has a master’s of science in exercise and sport science from Ithaca College and a bachelor’s of science in physical education from Kentucky Wesleyan College.
Cronin's duties on top of overseeing all aspects of the baseball program include teaching in the physical education department and assisting with the organization and execution of the Summer Sports Festival.