Patrick Harmer is in his 18th season working for Cooperstown Baseball World. Pat spent 12 years as an umpire before becoming a Tournament Director. He began working as a Medic and on the grounds crew three years ago. Pat was promoted two years ago to the role of Assistant Tournament Director overseein the downtown fields in Neahwa Park.
Growing up in Delhi, NY, Pat played football, baseball, and wrestled. He attended SUNY Oswego, majoring in Business Administration. Having worked 10 years at a bank, and two years at a private company in their accounting departments, he decided to return to school to become a teacher. He graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a Bachelor's degree in Adolescent Education Social Studies and a Masters Degree in Learning in Technology. Pat is currently a teacher at Morris Central School teaching Global History, Government and Personal Money Management. Pat also coaches Varsity Baseball and Varsity Football.
Pat resides in Oneonta with his wife Dawn and their children Christopher, Emily, and Cameron.
Matt Hafele is in his 19th season at Cooperstown Baseball World. Matt spent
the majority of those years working as an umpire for the various age groups,
but has recently been promoted to Assistant Tournament Director, handling
the 13u - 16u age divisions and the off campus fields.
Matt serves as the Athletic Director for the Unatego Central School District. Matt holds a Bachelors degree from SUNY Oneonta College in Elementary Education and a Masters degree from Walden University in Science Education. He worked in a teaching and coaching capacity for years before becoming the Athletic Director. He has overseen all Junior High, JV, and Varsity sports teams and coaches for the past 7 years. He currently is a Varsity Football and Baseball assistant coach as well. In addition, Matt coached American Legion Baseball in the summer for 12 years winning various tournaments and league titles. Matt, his wife Kelli, and daughters Mallory and Ella live in nearby Otego.