The Syracuse Spartans are proud to announce Christian Lalomia as the fifth head coach in team history. Lalomia returns to the Spartans after pitching for the Spartans team that reached the NYCBL Championship Series in its inaugural season in 2017.

Lalomia pitched in 11 games for the Spartans in 2017, recording the second-lowest ERA on the staff with a 1.30. He currently is the pitching coach at American International College, where he will enter his second season with the program. Lalomia also coached as a graduate assistant for UConn’s baseball program and as a pitching coach for the Norwich Sea Unicorns of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. 

He pitched for Ithaca in college, winning four consecutive league titles with the Bombers in his career. Lalomia is a Liverpool native and graduated from Cicero-North Syracuse High School, where he was named a first-team all-league pitcher and won the Section III Championship with the Northstars during his senior season.

Lalomia becomes the second full-circle Spartan to rejoin the organization after previously playing for the team. He follows Joe DeGroot, who pitched for the Spartans in 2019 and served as the team’s pitching coach in 2022.

Lalomia takes the reins of the Spartans from Paul Ludden, who brought the Spartans back to the NYCBL Eastern Division Championship for the first time since 2017. Ludden will remain with the Spartans on the Board of Directors as an advisor along with former Spartans head coaches James Williamson and Matt Michalski.