Mike Mobbs took on his first collegiate coaching position when he joined Coach Langan’s staff in September 2014. He is responsible for player development of the outfielders, and for the 2016 season took over the roles of hitting instructor and third-base coach.
Mobbs helped guide the 2016 Felician offense to a tie for the Division-II East Region lead in team batting average (.307). The Golden Falcons scored 6.93 runs per game en route to winning the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference championship.
In the summer of 2015, Mobbs was the head coach of the West Palm Beach Sharks in the South Florida Collegiate League. The Sharks finished second in the league in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage and earned a playoff berth.
Mobbs played all three outfield positions for Fordham University before graduating with a BS in communications & media studies in 2010. He amassed 153 base hits and 115 runs scored in his collegiate career, and is among the Rams’ all-time leaders with 179 games played. He led Fordham in fielding percentage in 2009 and 2010, and as a senior captain in 2010 topped the Rams in runs scored. He was a member of the 2010 Atlantic 10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
Mobbs played independent professional baseball for three years in the Frontier League, United League and American Association. He played for four former major league players, including 1986 National League Manager of the Year Hal Lanier. Mobbs was a finalist for the 2011 Frontier League Rookie of the Year award. He completed his pro career with 135 hits in 135 games.
Mobbs spend the 2014 campaign as an assistant coach at Don Bosco Prep, helping the Ironmen to the Bergen County championship. A 2006 graduate of Bosco, he batted a record .875 in the 2005 Bergen County Tournament.
Mobbs works as an instructor and coach for the Wladyka Baseball organization in Rutherford. A native of Stony Point, N.Y., he resides in Wallington.