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Centenary College Students Work for the Yankees this Summer

07/16/2013, 10:52 AM

Hackettstown, N.J. – Four Centenary students are taking advantage of the time off from classes this summer to bolster their resumés.  What better way to do that, if you are a Sports Management student, than by working for the New York Yankees? 

Marquay Mayo from Springfield, Christopher Ohlweiler from Verona, Danny Derner from Rutherford and Cesar Storm from Union City received information about summer positions with the New York Yankees Youth Baseball Summer Camp through Centenary Head Baseball Coach Scott Kushner.  These student athletes were not going to let this opportunity pass by, and applied and went through the lengthy interview process.  All were hired for paid positions for the summer; Mayo, Derner and Ohlweiler as baseball coaches and Storm as a special operations manager. 

As coaches, Mayo, Derner and Ohlweiler work with a group of six and 11 children ages five to 14.  There are 12 to 20 coaches for multiple New Jersey locations and each week they spend a day at Yankees Stadium.  As special operations manager, Storm handles the site setup and manages the day-to-day operations in order to run a successful camp.

“This has been an amazing experience for all of us,” says Mayo.  “For me, it is a great satisfaction to teach children about the game and help them improve their skill level.  Each child has improved quite a bit and has had the opportunity to not only acquire the skills to play better, but be exposed to a camp that provides them with the insight of the history and the philosophy of the Yankees team.  That is something that they will remember for a long time and, hopefully, they will come back to the camp each year.”

For more information about the New York Yankees Youth Baseball Summer Camp, visit http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/nyy/fan_forum/baseball_academy.jsp

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary College’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

Centenary College’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County).  The Centenary College School of Professional Studies offers degree programs online and in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.  The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad.