|Previous College:||Coastal Carolina '83|
Coach Aviles is in his second year as the Spartan Pitching
coach. He is no stranger to baseball in the metro area, having led
Don Bosco to the 1979 State Championship as a high school pitcher
while garnering the team MVP. His playing career continued, as he
went on to pitch for Coastal Carolina, making appearances in the
'82 and '83 NAIA World Series. He was initially drafted by the
Texas Rangers, but eventually was drafted by the Atlanta Braves and
signed in 1983. While in A-ball he was selected to the 1984
Carolina League All-Star team. He made it to AA before his playing
Returning to Rockland County, Aviles took his professional experience and serving as the pitching coach, helped lead William Paterson to the 1991 DIII College World Series title. As his his sons grew older he became involved in coaching youth baseball. In 2003, serving as the pitching coach of the Ramapo Little League, he guided the team to the NY State title. Currently he is serving as the Head Coach for the Diesel Summer Travel Team, which is made up of some of the best high school sophomores in the area. For the past fifteen years Aviles has been conducting private pitching lessons and has gained the reputation as one of the finest pitching instructors in the area. Much of Aviles pitching philosophy has come from the former Atlanta Braves Pitching Coach Leo Mazzone's "The Art of Pitching." Recently he opened the K-Zone, an indoor baseball facility in Nanuet, NY. He also appeared on ESPN Radio as a studio guest commentating on a youth pitching. Besides both pitching in the minor leagues, Aviles and Muscat share another common experience. They both had their pitching arm operated on by the famed Dr. James Andrews.
Aviles resides in Suffern, NY with his wife Sue. They have three sons, the middle son, Mike, is a freshman pitcher at STAC.