Baseball Staff

Bill Walkenbach, Head Baseball Coach

CMS Head Baseball Coach, Bill Walkenbach, is in his 2nd year at the helm of CMS after having served seven years as the head baseball coach at NCAA Division I Cornell University. He led the team to its first ever Ivy League Championship in 2012 and set single season school records with 31 wins overall and going 14-6 in conference play. The team won the Lou Gehrig Division of the Ivy League in 2009 and 2012.  

Before Cornell, Walkenbach was head coach of the Division III Franklin & Marshall baseball program in Lancaster, PA. Under his tutelage, the Diplomats won two regular season Centennial Conference championships in 2006 and 2007 and achieved a 69-42 overall record, the highest percentage during any three-year period in program history. The team finished the 2006 season ranked No. 13 in Division III, the highest ranking for the program to date.

Walkenbach earned his bachelor’s degree at Cornell and was a four-year All-Ivy shortstop selection including earning Rookie of the Year honors in 1995. He appears 17 times in the Cornell record book and was the former homerun record holder with 21 during his career. He was inducted into Cornell’s Hall of Fame in 2010.

Adan Millan, Catching Coach

Millan begins his 1st year with CMS in 2016-2017 as the catching coach for the Stags. Millan most recently coached for six seasons at East LA College, helping them to one South Coast Conference Championship and multiple 20+ win seasons. He was a head coach for three summers in the Hawaii Collegiate Baseball League, a head coach for one summer with the Reggie Smith Athletics Collegiate Team, and an Assistant Coach at Bishop Amat High School, winning a CIF Championship that year.

Millan played his college ball at Cal State Fullerton, where he led the team in hitting in 1993 at a .354 clip. His 1994 squad made it to the College World Series, knocking out LSU and Florida St. before falling to a Georgia Tech team led by Nomar Garciaparra and Jason Varitek. He was drafted in the 28th round of the 1994 MLB June Amateur Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies and played for six seasons, three of which were with AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre of the International League. Millan hit 46 career homers in the minor leagues with 263 RBI and a .277 batting average. He finished his pro career playing two seasons of Independent League ball, one season with Lehigh Valley of the Atlantic League and one with the Long Beach Armada of the Western League.

Tyler Smarslok, Assistant Baseball Coach

Smarslok comes to CMS from Kean University where he was a standout infielder from 2011-2014 and an assistant coach from 2014-2016. Tyler was a starter at 2nd base for four years for the Cougars, helping them to reach the Division 3 World Series in three consecutive years from 2011-2013. For his stellar work in the field, Smarslok was awarded the Rawlings National Gold Glove in 2013 for committing only 3 errors in 249 chances. He was also a first team All-NJAC, All-NJCBA and All-ECAC performer.