Longtime Long Island baseball mentor Mike Atan joined the Felician University staff as a volunteer assistant coach in August 2019. He had just served one season in a similar position at Queens (N.Y.) College.
Atan joined the Golden Falcons with more than a decade of college coaching experience. Prior to Queens, he spent eight years as an assistant coach at SUNY-Old Westbury. He began his tenure with the Panthers by coaching first base and with player development responsibiity of the outfielders. He later took on the tasks of coordinating recruting and the defensive spray chart and serving as the bench coach.
Atan began his collegiate coaching career with a stint at Suffolk Community College from 2008 to 2010.
Since 2018, Atan has been the general manager for Long Island Baseball, based in Bellmore, N.Y. In that role, he coordinates three college summer teams. He is a veteran of the travel ball and collegiatate summer league circuits since 2003, and was GM of the New York Cardinals squad that captured the 2013 NACBL championship.
Atan spent 28 years as a corrections officer for the New York Department of Corrections in Queens before retiring in 2015. He lives in West Islip, N.Y.
Last updated 4/1/20