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Head Coach Jason Levitt

Coach Levitt enters his 11th season as Head Coach, and 15th in the Commodores program. Levitt serves as Defensive Coordinator, Special Teams Coordinator, Offensive Line and Defensive Backs Coach. Besides his coaching duties, he is the website creator and editor. Prior to coaching at Bayside High School, he coached at the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, WA), and Elmwood Park High School (Elmwood Park, IL).He played cornerback and running back at Concordia University in Illinios. He is a graduate of Concordia University(00',02'), and graduated from the Master's Degree and teachers certification Physical Education program from Hofstra University. Currently he is a physical educaton teacher at Bayside High School, and was recently married to Lauren Jennifer Renda.


Overall Record: 62-42

Assistant Coach Ken Dyckman

Coach Dyckman enters his 11th season in the Commodore Program. He serves as offensive coordinator, Offensive Skills coach, and Linebacker coach. He has earned both Bachelor and Masters Degree in Physical Education from Queens College. He is a physical education teacher at Bayside. He also serves as the Girls Handball coach at Bayside. Prior to coaching at Bayside, he was an assitant coach at Columbus HS, and was the head coach at Jamaica HS for 4 seasons. He is married to Colleen, and they are parents the parents of 3 children; Conner, Kyle, and Erin.

JV Head Coach John Drinankle

Coach Drinankle enters his 8th season with the Commodores and his 6th as JV Head Coach. A graduate of Lawrence High School (Class of 2000), where a was a 4-year varsity player. After high school, John attended Queens College. A Marine from 2000-2004 who is also a certified rescue scuba diver, a certified personal trainer and a practicer of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Currently he is a social studies teacher at Bayside High School.

Overall Record: 35-11

Coach Rick Kempler

Coach "Rick" enters his 14th season on the Commodore staff. He coaches the defensive Line and assists with Offensive Line. He also assists the program with various duties. Rick is a graduate of Bayside High School and Hofstra University. He was formerly Vice-President, Casualty Loss Control at Aon Corporation and currently serves as a senior safety/loss control consultant at The Treiber Group in Garden City, New York

Coach Harry Tappin "Scout"

Athletic Director Joe Capuana

"Cap" is the Athletic Director of Bayside High School Athletics. In addition, he is also the assistant principal of physical education at the high school. Prior to these positions, he was with the Football program for 15 seasons, where he was the Varsity head coach for 11 seasons. In 2007, he served as JV Head Coach, and also held the same position for 3 years prior to becoming head varsity coach in 1997. He is a graduate of St. Johns University and Adelphi University. Capuana and his wife,Dina, are the parents of Nicholas, and Lia.

Adam Elberg-Athletic Trainer

Adam has been the athletic trainer for the Commodores for 14 seasons. Adam is a licensed Physical Therapist, NATA Certified Athletic Trainer, and NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Adam is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

Dr. David S. Pereira, MD-Team Doctor

Nick-Field Manager

Matthew Avram-Gameday Scorekeeper

Matt was a student manager from 2005-2007. Now a graduate of Bayside High School, matt will attend college and assist the program with Various duties