Our Coaches

The Morris County Cubs are led and guided by high qualified coaches, whom have had major league experience. Get to know each of our coaches by viewing their biography below.

16U/17U Navy Coaching Team

Pete Zoccolillo – Owner
*Current Morris Catholic H.S
Head Coach

College Career:

  • Rutgers University Graduate
  • Four-year letterman Baseball
  • “All-Big East” 1st base 3 yrs 1997-1998-1999
  • “All-American” 3 yrs 1997-1998-1999
  • Broke 10 school offensive batting records 1999 (Single season HR, RBI, Hits, T.B., Career HR, RBI, Hits, TB, Doubles, AB’s)
  • Broke 3 Big East offensive batting records (Hits, RBI, Doubles)
  • Drafted 23rd round 1999 MLB draft by Chicago Cubs
  • Rutgers MVP 1999
  • Rutgers Hall of Fame Class of 2004

Professional Career:

  • 2000 Midwest “All-Star” Lansing Lugnuts (Chicago Cubs “A” Affiliate)
  • Traded to Milwaukee for P. David Weathers
  • 2003 AAA MVP for Indianapolis Indians (Milwaukee Brewers “AAA” Affiliate)
  • September 5, 2003 MLB debut for Milwaukee Brewers
  • 2004 AAA “All-Star” Oklahoma Redhawks (Texas Rangers “AAA” Affiliate)
  • 2005 played for Memphis Redbirds (St. Louis Cardinals “AAA” affiliate)
  • 2006 signed “AAA” contract with the Colorado Rockies
  • 2006 World Baseball Classic outfielder (Team Italy)

High School Coaching Career:

  • Head Varsity Baseball Coach Morris Catholic HS
  • N.J. Star Ledger Coach of the Year 2013
  • Non-Pubic B State Sectional Champions 2013
  • Conference Champions 2014,2015
  • Voted NJ.com top coach in the NJAC 2016

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15U Navy Coaching Team
Mike Dzurilla

Mike Dzurilla – Owner
College Career:

  • St. Johns University
  • 2 Time All-Big East
  • All Big East Rookie team 1997
  • Big East Tournament-“Most Outstanding Player” 1997
  • 1st Freshman since Mo Vaughn to win award
  • St. Johns MVP 1998, 1999
  • Cape Cod league all-star 1998
  • All-American 1999

Professional Career:

  • 7th round draft pick of Chicago Cubs
  • Top prospect of NW rookie league 1999
  • 2003 AA all-star team
  • Lakewood Blue Claws MVP (2005)
  • Signed with the Long Island Ducks 2006

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14U Navy Coaching Team                             
Michael Matera – Head Coach
Dustin Arena-Assistant Coach

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High School Career:

  • Roxbury High School, Roxbury, NJ
  • 3 year varsity starter
  • 1st team “All Conference”
  • 2nd team All Area
  • 2nd team All County
  • Team MVP

College Career:

  • CCM
  • 2nd All Time in Single Season Saves
  • Ranked 20th in the Nation for Saves
  • Academic All Conference

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14U White Coaching Team
Rocky Ruiz – Head CoachRock


High School Career:

  • Dover High School
  • 1st Team All Conference 2001, 2002
  • 2nd team Group 2 All State 2001
  • 1st Team All County 2001, 2nd team 2002
  • MVP 2002
  • 4 Year Varsity Starter

College Career:

  • Centenary College
  • NJCBA 1st team 2004 (Pitcher)
  • NJCBA Pitcher of the week (twice)
  • Team Captain 2004/2005
  • 1st Team All Conference 2004
  • Mid-Atlantic Region 2nd team All American 2004 (Utility Player P/SS)
  • NYCBL Pitcher for Allegheny County Nitros 2005

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13U Navy Coaching Team

Rocky Ruiz – Head CoachRock


High School Career:

  • Dover High School
  • 1st Team All Conference 2001, 2002
  • 2nd team Group 2 All State 2001
  • 1st Team All County 2001, 2nd team 2002
  • MVP 2002
  • 4 Year Varsity Starter

College Career:

  • Centenary College
  • NJCBA 1st team 2004 (Pitcher)
  • NJCBA Pitcher of the week (twice)
  • Team Captain 2004/2005
  • 1st Team All Conference 2004
  • Mid-Atlantic Region 2nd team All American 2004 (Utility Player P/SS)
  • NYCBL Pitcher for Allegheny County Nitros 2005

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 13U White/Summer Coaching Team
Todd Burdette – Head Coach
Nick Ricciotti -Assistant Coach
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High School Career:

  • Roxbury High School, Roxbury, NJ
  • 3 year varsity starter
  • 1st team “All Area”
  • 1st team “All Conference”
  • 2nd team All State Group 3

College Career:

  • Rowan University
  • MVP/Captain for 3 seasons
  • NJCBA All-Rookie Team 2008
  • NJCBA All-State 2nd Team 2009
  • All-Time saves leader for a single season
  • 2nd All-Time in career saves

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12U Coaching Team                             
Ricky Gathen – Head Coach
Ryan Thurnes-Assistant Coach

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High School Career:

  • Hopatcong HS, Hopatcong NJ
  • 3 year varsity starter
  • 1st team “All Conference”
  • 2nd All-time in HR’s

College Career:

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Team MVP Senior year
  • Freedom Conference Top Catcher
  • Academic All Conference
  • Senior Captain

Coaching Career:

  • Assistant coach Fairleigh Dickinson University 2014
  • Assistant Varsity coach Hopatcong HS  2015
  • Assistant Varsity coach and Head Middle school coach Manville HS 2016

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11U Coaching Team                             
Mike Dzurilla

Mike Dzurilla – Owner
College Career:

  • St. Johns University
  • 2 Time All-Big East
  • All Big East Rookie team 1997
  • Big East Tournament-“Most Outstanding Player” 1997
  • 1st Freshman since Mo Vaughn to win award
  • St. Johns MVP 1998, 1999
  • Cape Cod league all-star 1998
  • All-American 1999

Professional Career:

  • 7th round draft pick of Chicago Cubs
  • Top prospect of NW rookie league 1999
  • 2003 AA all-star team
  • Lakewood Blue Claws MVP (2005)
  • Signed with the Long Island Ducks 2006

 

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