Yonkers, NY, Native Dan Fiorito Takes Over Reigns of Staten Island Yankees


Dan Fiorito
Staten Island Yankees name Dan Fiorito as their new manager.

The Staten Island Yankees of the New York-Penn League (NYPL) announced today that Yonkers, N.Y., native Dan Fiorito has been named Manager for the 2020 season. 

In a return to the New York area, Fiorito, 29, is thrilled to revisit a ballpark he played in as a high schooler at Fordham Prep in the Bronx. 

“I’m excited to be managing in Staten Island this year,” Fiorito said. “I was born and raised in Yonkers and as a New Yorker. It will be special to be a part of this team. In high school, I played at Richmond County Bank Ballpark and it’s a memory I’ll always have. I’m looking forward to a great summer in Staten Island and meeting our fans.”

Newcomers to the coaching staff, Dustin Glant (Pitching Coach) and Ryan Chipka (Hitting Coach) will join Fiorito, as well as returnees Teuris Olivares (Defensive Coach), Jon Becker (Athletic Trainer), and Danny Smith (Strength & Conditioning Coach). Ryan Shute will once again be the Clubhouse Manager for the 2020 season and Luke Morris joins as the Video Manager.

After making his managerial debut in 2019 with the Gulf Coast League Yankees East, Fiorito will spend his second season managing in professional baseball with Staten Island.

Prior to 2019, he was the defensive coach for the Single-A Charleston Riverdogs in 2018 and the Rookie-Level Pulaski Yankees in 2017.

After the New York Yankees signed Fiorito as a non-drafted free agent before the 2013 season, he spent four campaigns as a player in their organization. He played in a total of 322 minor league contests during that time, most of them for New York Yankees’ Double-A affiliate, the Trenton Thunder (Eastern League).

Fiorito attended college at Manhattanville College in Harrison, New York.

— Jerry Del Priore 

 

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