NBL Welcomes Zach Kerr
Nisky grad ('16) returns to NBL as college internUpdatedFriday March 6, 2020 byNBL.
Niskayuna Baseball League is pleased to announce that Zach Kerr, a senior at Springfield College and 2016 Niskayuna High School graduate, has joined the organization as a student intern.
Kerr, who will earn his bachelor’s degree in sport management this May, will assist Niskayuna Baseball League with its marketing, communications, and events programming. During his time at Springfield College, he gained experience in social media strategy for Springfield-based small businesses, coordinated marketing efforts for Dreadnought E-Sports, and oversaw logistics for major campus-based events.
Kerr is a Dean’s List student who pitched for his college’s NCAA Division III baseball team between 2016 and 2019. Kerr pitched for the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League’s (PGCBL) Amsterdam Mohawks in 2018. And in high school, he was a critical part of Niskayuna’s varsity pitching rotation.
In addition to his internship responsibilities, Kerr will volunteer his time this spring as Niskayuna High School’s JV assistant coach and pitching coach.
Upon graduation, Kerr hopes to land a job at a commercial sports marketing firm in a metropolitan area.
Niskayuna Baseball League’s president, David Fields, says adding Kerr to the organization strengthens its capabilities and brings new ideas to the table.
“Zach is smart and motivated with a lot to offer the organization and the kids who play in it,” Fields says. “Not only does he have the academic skill set to advance the organization, but he also has real-world baseball experience – he can ‘walk the walk.’ The kids look up to that.”
Kerr says he is thrilled to return to Niskayuna and the league he once played in.
“I’ve always been so grateful for all the amazing experiences, memories, coaches, and teammates I had through Niskayuna Baseball League,” Kerr says. “I’m very fortunate to be able to combine my professional skill set with my lifelong passion for baseball. I’m humbled to be able to give back and inspire future generations of ball players.”