2022 Madison Baseball Coaching Staff 

Brian Weingart

Head Coach

Coach Weingart is entering his first season as head baseball coach at Madison High School.

Prior to coaching at Madison Coach Weingart spent the previous five seasons as the head coach at Mendham High School.  In 2019, the minutemen saw their record improve to 13-7 and a number 4 seed in the very competitive North II Group 3 section.  The 13 wins was 5 wins more than the previous two season, while the number 4 seed was the highest for the Mendham team since 2016.  In addition to the on field success, the facilities at Mendham High School underwent a complete overhaul under Coach Weingart’s watch. Improved practice facilities and a brand new infield playing surface headline the improvements.

Coach Weingart attended Cranford High School where he was second team all-state, first team all group andall county player.  Coach Weingart was the catcher for the 1997 Group III State Champion Cougars, their first state championship in over 25 years.

Coach Weingart attended the University of Delaware and William Patterson University becoming an All-Conference player for the Pioneers in 2001.  During his college playing career, Coach Weingart attended IMG academy in Bradenton, FL where he was an All-star. After college Coach Weingart played for the Broxton Rox of the Can–Am independent baseball league.

In 2012 Coach Weingart returned to Cranford High School as an assistant varsity baseball coach from 2012 – 2016.  During Coach Weingart’s stay at his alma mater the varsity baseball team won 2 group III state championship, including a #1 finish in 2013. In addition, the team won 4 sectional championship and 2 Union County championships during that time.

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Justin Matyas

Assistant Varsity

Coach Matyas has been coaching baseball since entering the teaching profession in 2017. A former pitcher at Cranford High School, and at Division 3 Montclair State University. Coach Matyas got his start coaching at Randolph High School as a Varsity Assistant focusing on pitchers where he had two players selected as All County athletes. For the last few seasons, Coach Matyas led the Junior Varsity squad at Mendham High School under Coach Brian Weingart where he had sustained success.

Coach Matyas is currently a History teacher in the Randolph school district and holds a Master’s degree in teaching social studies and students with disabilities. He is also a Freshman football assistant and Varsity specials assistant coach at Randolph.

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Ricky Gathen

Assistant Varsity

Coach Gathen went to Hopatcong High School  where he was named 2nd Team All Sussex County in 2007 and in 2008. In 2007 he led the conference with 10 Home Runs. He currently sits 2nd All Time in Career Home Runs with 21.

Coach Gathen is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he was a catcher for the Devils from 2009-2013. He was named Captain his Senior Year.  Ricky was awarded as the MAC Freedom Conference Player of the Week twice. In 2013, Ricky led the Freedom Conference in runners caught stealing and was named Team MVP.

Coach Gathen was an Assistant Coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2014. He was an Assistant Varsity Coach at Mendham High School from 2016-2021 and will be entering his first year as Assistant Varsity Coach at Madison. High School.

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Johnny Costa

Assistant Varsity

Coach Costa graduated from Madison High School in 2013 where he was a two year starting Shortstop.  Johnny was named First Team All-Conference in 2012 and 2013.  He helped lead his team to a State Sectional Championship in 2012.  He went on to study at Kean University.

Coach Costa was a 4 year Varsity letter winner in Wrestling and was a Wrestling Coach for Madison High School from 2014-2020.

Coach Costa started his Baseball coaching journey in 2015 as a Freshman Coach for Madison High School.  He was an Assistant Varsity Coach from 2016-2019.  He helped coach the team to two State Section Titles (2018 & 2019).  He is looking forward to joining the staff again this 2022 season.

 
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Michael Yendrick

Junior Varsity Coach

Coach Yendrick has been coaching at Madison High School for 17 years. Prior to coaching at Madison, coach Yendrick coached at New Providence High School for 3 years. 

 

 Coach Yendrick is currently teaching his 17th year of Physical Education at Central Avenue School.  

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Jason Izsa

Freshman Coach

Coach Izsa has a  bachelors degree in Physical Education and Health from Montclair State along with a masters degree in Sports Administration and Coaching from Concordia University – Irvine

Freshman Baseball Coach – Madison High School 1999-2004, 2018-present.

Coach Isza has extensive coaching experience over the last 20 years in both Madison and Chatham.  Coach Izsa was an assistant football coach at Madison from 1999 - 2008 and at Chatham from 2010 - 2012. Coach Izsa was the head baseball coach a Madison from 2005 -2009 and the head football coach at Chatham from 2013 - 2017.  Coach Izsa also served as the junior varsity baseball coach at Chatham from 2011 - 2017. Coach Isza is in the second term as freshman baseball coach at Madison having held that position from 2004- 2009 and again since 2018 to present.

Coach Izsa lives in Madison with his wife Sandy and their dog Foster. We love the town and everything that it has to offer. In my free time I like to fish, hike, exercise and read.