BENNINGTON, Vt. - Southern Vermont College head baseball coach Dave Gage named Robby Hisert his first assistant coach Tuesday.
Hisert will assist Gage, a Broadalbin-Perth graduate, in all everyday duties and will serve primarily as the Mountaineers' pitching coach in 2012-13.
Hisert comes to the Mountaineer staff after serving as the assistant coach for Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League champion Amsterdam Mohawks.
Hisert worked as an assistant this past summer for the Mohawks who finished the season ranked second in the country by Perfect Game.
Hisert coached the Mohawks to a 35-12 regular season record and a .291 batting average along with a 3.34 earned run average.
The newly appointed assistant played professional baseball overseas in Parma, Italy.
While in Italy, Hisert hit .307, which landed him a spot working with the Italian National team.
Before his professional career, Hisert went to Schenectady County Community College where he was named the 2005 SCCC Male Athlete of the Year.
While at SCCC, Hisert earned first-team all-conference and first-team all-region honors.
"Rob's success as a player has carried over to the coaching side, and we are real excited to have him be a part of our program," Gage said in a news release. "His knowledge of the game will be key to our team's success and will help us in every aspect."
Coach Hisert played grew up and played high school baseball in Amsterdam, where he was named to the Amsterdam Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011. Hisert resides in Amsterdam with his wife, Sara.