has been coaching baseball at the collegiate and high school level since 1992. Since receiving his first coaching position, Gurney has coached over 20 players who were selected in the MLB Draft or who have gone on to play professional baseball.
Gurney was the field manager for the Metro New York Cadets (ACBL) from 2005 through 2007. The Cadets was a team comprised of premier college baseball players from top Division I baseball programs. He was named field manager for the 2006 ACBL All-Star Game in Lafayette, Pennsylvania. Gurney was also an assistant coach at Iona College from 2005 through 2007. His responsibilities included coaching first base and working with outfielders, catchers, and base runners. In addition, he compiled practice plans, scouting of opponents, statistical analysis, and handled the recruiting of high school and junior college players.
Gurney is the founder and director of a college preparatory baseball program for players ages 17-18 at Ultimate College Prep. UCP’s comprehensive workouts help market and prepare players for the college baseball experience. He is also the director of Rising Star Baseball Camp, the largest baseball camp in Westchester County, where he develops the daily curriculum, staffing, and player evaluation criteria for campers ages 7 to 15.
Gurney is the chief video analyst for the progressive, online baseball instruction website: TheBaseballDoctor.com. By providing mechanical analysis and feedback through Internet-based instruction, he has assisted athletes around the world.
Gurney is recognized among the elite economics instructors in the country. In 2004, he was selected by NASDAQ as one of the top 10 economics educators in the USA.