Erik Bussey is set to begin his 1st season as the Nyack Warriors pitching coach. He takes over coaching a staff he previously was apart of over the last two seasons. He grew up in Parker, Colorado.
Bussey put together two quality seasons for Nyack being a top rotation guy both years. He accumulated over 150 innings and 8 complete games to help the Warriors on the mound.
During the 2016 season, Bussey was a senior captain, and would help lead the Warriors to the playoffs. He earned a 2nd team All-CACC award with a perfect 5-0 record, holding a 2.73 ERA in conference games. Bussey was ranked 2nd in the nation in walks per 9 innings totaling only 5 walks in over 80 innings.
The Warriors lost in the first round of the CACC playoffs after finishing 5th in the regular season standings with a 10-10 record, improving from 7-13 a year before.
Before transferring to Nyack College, Bussey attended Trinidad State Junior College where he was a captain for the team. Here he played a vital role on the pitching staff helping lead the team to a Region 9 Championship in his sophomore season. He was also awarded with an all-region 2nd team for his efforts. He accumulated 14 wins over the course of his two years with the Trojans and made over 43 appearances.
Bussey obtained his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Nyack College in 2016 with a GPA of 3.75. He also earned three associates degrees from Trinidad State Junior College: Associate of Arts, Associate or General Studies, and Associate of Science with a GPA of 3.97.
Erik's favorite quote is... “90% of athletes love to win…10% hate to lose” - Coach Bill Brandsma
"We are very pleased to have Erik join our coaching staff. As a student-athlete, he held himself to an extremely high standard and has been someone this program has relied on heavily the past two years," states Head Coach Matt Cornacchione. "I'm looking forward to being able to rely on him again as he takes over such an important part of our program. He will play an instrumental part in our pitchers' development both on and off the field."