WESTFIELD, Mass. (May 6, 2022) - The Westfield Starfires have named Kyle Dembrowski the team’s manager ahead of the start of the 2022 Futures Collegiate Baseball League season.
“We are thrilled to be bringing back Kyle as our next manager. We continue to try to be an organization of elite professionalism and excellence and we believe Kyle exemplifies those values tremendously. His familiarity with our program and our goals moving forward, both on the field and off, were an added bonus to us. We are looking forward to a great season with him at the helm,” said Director of Baseball Operations Evan Moorhouse.
“I’m excited to be back in Westfield for some more Bullens Magic! The FCBL provides players with a great opportunity to gain life experience both on and off the field, and I am humbled to have the chance to play a small role in their development. I want to thank Chris Thompson, Hunter Golden and Evan Moorhouse for this opportunity and can’t wait to get started,” Dembrowski said.
Dembrowski brings a wealth of experience to the Starfires and a familiarity with the Westfield community. He served last season as the Starfires bench coach and hitting coach, and under his tutelage, the Starfires had the league’s top offense, with a .277 team batting average that was 15 points above the next closest team. Cole Bartels won FCBL MVP honors with a league-best .389 batting average.
Dembrowski has an additional two years of college coaching experience. Currently, he is an assistant coach at Spalding University in Kentucky, an NCAA Division III institution. He has previously served as assistant coach at Worcester State for the 2021 season.
He played his collegiate baseball at Framingham State University from 2016-19, serving as a team captain as a senior. A catcher and first baseman, he was a career .251 hitter over 96 games in four seasons, driving in 43 runs and hitting six home runs.
The Starfires open the 2022 season at home on May 26 against the defending FCBL Champion Vermont Lake Monsters. Season ticket packages as well as individual game tickets are available now. For more information about season memberships, visit https://westfieldstarfires.com/tickets/membership-form/.