Courtesy of Mark Mentone, Felician SID

RUTHERFORD, N.J.Chris Collazo of Wall, Dave Lorber of Freehold, and Greg Welsh of Tinton Falls have been named assistant baseball coaches at Felician College, Golden Falcons head coach Chris Langan announced today.

The trio will join lone holdover Steve Langan, brother of Chris, on the 2011 Felician baseball staff.

Collazo enters his first collegiate coaching position. He is the all-time hits leader at Division-I Monmouth University with 247 from 2006-09, and twice made the all-Northeast Conference team at second base. The 2009 NEC Tournament MVP, he helped the Hawks to two league titles, two NCAA Tournament appearances, and a school record 37 victories in 2008.  Collazo earned a BA from Monmouth in special education and history in 2010. He has previous coaching experience at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High and with the New Jersey Niners Baseball Club.

Lorber joins the Golden Falcons after two seasons as an assistant at Eastern University in St. David’s, Pa. The Eagles won a school record 21 games in 2010. He is also a head coach in the summer prospect program Baseball U. Lorber was a two-time all-region selection at Brookdale Community College before becoming a two-year letterwinner at Central Connecticut State University. He owns an AA in social science from Brookdale (2005) and a BA in history from Central Connecticut (2008).

Welsh was a volunteer assistant for the Golden Falcons in the spring 2010 season. He is a former physical education teacher at Rumson Country Day School for 10 years, coaching three sports during his tenure. He won seven division titles in girls’ soccer and three in boys’ basketball, and guided the baseball team to an 83-35 record while playing an independent schedule. Welsh was all-state in baseball and soccer at Monmouth Regional High and played one year of baseball at Brookdale.

Felician, an NCAA Division II member, plays in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. The Golden Falcons are coming off a 26-24 won-lost record and a third-place finish in the CACC in 2010, reaching the league playoffs for the fourth time in the last five years.