Jerry Weinstein returns for his second stint as the Gatemen Field Manager. Weinstein managed the Gatemen during the 2016 season. Weinstein began coaching in 1966 with UCLA. In 1974, after various coaching jobs in Southern California, Weinstein took the head coaching position at Sacramento City College. During the 23 years Weinstein spent at Sacramento City College, his teams went to 20 consecutive post seasons, 16 league championships, one California Community College Championship (1988), one National Community College Championship (1998) and compiled a record of 831-208. Weinstein left Sacramento City College in 1998 to pursue opportunities within professional baseball, most notable spending the last nine seasons with the Rockies. Weinstein held various positions within the Rockies organization: as manager of the Modesto Nuts, 2007-11 (High A Affiliate); catching coordinator, 2011 (all levels); major league catching and defensive positioning coach; 2012-14 (Colorado Rockies), offensive coordinator, 2014 (all levels); and developmental supervisor, 2015 (all levels). In 2017, Weinstein became the manager of the HARTFORD Yard Goats (Double – AA affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. In addition to his experiences in professional and collegiate baseball, Weinstein served as an assistant coach for the 1987 Pan American Baseball Team, assistant coach for the 1992 and 1996 USA Olympic Baseball Team, and was the head coach of the USA Baseball Team, which won the Gold Medal at the Maccabiah Games. Weinstein managed Team Israel at the 2017 World Baseball Classic qualifier, leading them to a perfect 3-0 record, qualifying Israel for their first World Baseball Classic appearance. He returned as the head coach in the main tournament, managing Team Israel at the 2017 World Baseball Classic in South Korea and Japan in March 2017, where the team was 4-2 overall in the tournament. Weinstein returned to the Cape in 2018, serving as the Pitching Coach for the Cotuit Kettleers Weinstein is a member of the Sacramento City College Athletic Hall of Fame, the California Community College Hall of Fame, and the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the Sacramento Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017. In 2018, he received Baseball America's Tony Gwynn Lifetime Achievement Award.
Jim Lawler returns for his sixth year as the Wareham Gatemen pitching coach. Born in Carroll, Iowa, he attended Buena Visa College, graduating in 1972 with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Education. In the same year, Lawler was drafted by the New York Yankees, where he played one year in the minor league system. In 1973-1974, he attended the University of Arizona and received a Masters of Education, continuing in 1975-1977 graduating with a Masters of Education Administration. In 1978, Lawler joined the Gonzaga University as the baseball team’s new head coach, coaching the Bulldogs from 1978 to 1980. His other impressive coaching opportunities from 1980 – 2008 consists of Head Coach of University of Texas at El Paso, Associated Head Coach of Texas A&M, and Head Coach of University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Jim Lawler has been a guest speaker at the NCAA National Baseball Convention on four occasions. Lawler produced a video titled, “Pitching Mechanics by Jim Lawler”, that has been recognized and sold nationwide.In 2005, Lawler was awarded the National Assistant Baseball Coach of the Year. Lawler is also associated with the USA Baseball Program.
Rob Selna enters his first season as the Hitting Coach for the Wareham Gatemen in 2019. Selna has more than 20 years of coaching experience ranging from High School to the Division I level. Throughout his years, Selna has coached every position at one time or another. During his five years coaching at the University of the Pacific, Selna held the position of outfield coach, along with coaching third base. Selna also assisted in hitting, base running and scouting reports, along with defensive alignments during games. Selna is currently coaching at St. Mary’s High School in Stockton, CA.
Tim Smith Jr
Tim Smith Jr. enters his first season as the sports performance coach for the Wareham Gatemen in 2019. He was most recently working in a start-up fitness technology company based in San Fransisco, California where he was the 13th employee hired in Aug 2018. Previously, Tim served as the head sports performance coach over Men's and Women's Tennis at Purdue University in 2017-2018, while getting is master's degree in Technology, Leadership and Innovation. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Keiser University in Palm Beach, FL with a degree in Biomedical Science and Business Management. Tim interned at Cressey Sports Performance in Jupiter, Florida in 2016 and also served as a volunteer assistant with Vanderbilt University baseball program in the 2017 season. Tim spent the previous two summers coaching with the Cotuit Ketteleers also in the Cape League. Tim currently writes and presents book reviews from Ultimate Athletic Concepts on sports training methodology for the site StrongerExperts. Tim enjoys helping athletes reach their physical potential on the field.