David Chaves is a life-long resident of Hudson County.  He has played in the North Bergen baseball system since he was a child.  David attended and played baseball at North Bergen High School from 1988 through 1992.  He continued to play baseball at Rutgers-Newark from1998-2001.  He was named assistant varsity coach at Irvington High School from 2006 to 2008, and  then he was the assistant varsity coach at Weehawken High School from 2008-2012.

Sal CareriPalisades Park, NJ6' 2"165RRPChesapeake CollegeSTATS
Eamon CatherinaRidgefield, NJ6' 3"225RRPMercer County CollegeSTATS
Bryan MollPiscataway, NJ6' 3"210RRPUnion County CollegeSTATS
KJ StewartTeaneck, NJ5' 10"160RRPBergen Community CollegeSTATS
David StrandbergWeehawken, NJ6' 3"200RRPUniversity of RochesterSTATS
Eriq ColonHackensack, NJ6' 210RRCWilliam Paterson UniversitySTATS
Matt RiebesellParamus, NJ6'180RRCMuhlenberg CollegeSTATS
Jack BensonCedar Grove, NJ6' 1"200RL1BMorris Community CollegeSTATS
Denangelo DescorbethCedar Grove, NJ6'250RL1BSt. Thomas Acquinas CollegeSTATS
Haxhi LalaBergenfield, NJ6' 2"195LL1BRaritan Valley CollegeSTATS
Matt FerraraParamus, NJ5' 9"175RR2BWilliam Paterson CollegeSTATS
Luke MagliaroFairfield, NJ5' 9"170RR2BMorris Community CollegeSTATS
Isaiah MateoHoboken, NJ5' 6"168RL2BDrew UniversitySTATS
Jimmy HuberPompton Lakes, NJ6' 2"190RLSSMorris Community CollegeSTATS
Dominic MagliaroFairfield, NJ5' 8"170RRSSMorris Community CollegeSTATS
Andrew GuerciFranklin Lakes, NJ5' 10"185RL3BBelmont UniversitySTATS
Andrew KaufBoonton, NJ6'185RR3BWesleyan CollegeSTATS
Alec BowieSparta, NJ5' 10"175RROFKeuka CollegeSTATS
Michael DiGirolamoDumont, NJ5' 10"185RROFRamapo CollegeSTATS
Lloyd PadmoreCarteret, NJ5' 11"170RROFBucknell UniversitySTATS
Michael DellicarriCongers, NY6' 3"195RLOFSUNY OswegoSTATS
Daniel DiazTeaneck, NJ5' 9"155RLOFBryant UniversitySTATS

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The Hudson Cliff Hawks manager, Fernando Fuentes, was a two-time All-State selection and four-time All-County baseball player. He is a 2001 graduate from Weehawken High School in New Jersey. In 2001, Fernando was a 36th round draft pick of the New York Yankees. He chose to attend one of the most competitive junior college conferences in the country. Playing at Miami Dade Community College, he competed under the Hall of Fame Coach Steve Hertz. After completing one year, Fernando transferred to William Paterson University and played under another Hall of Fame Coach, Jeff Albies. Without completing his four-year degree, Fernando decided to tryout for the Rockford Riverhawks of the Frontier League. He signed his first and only professional contract on June 13, 2003. He made professional debut on June 14, 2003 against the Richmond Roosters.

A catcher by trade, Fernando spent some time with the New Jersey Jackals for Spring Training. He was able to learn from Ani Ramos, one of the areas most talented catching instructors. From 2004 to 2010 Fernando served as Anthony Stratton’s head assistant coach at his Alma Mater Weehawken High School. After the 2010 season, Fernando went on to coach the hitters and catchers at St. Mary of Rutherford for three seasons (2011-2013). Fernando also served as the head coach for the Junior Varsity’s football team and led them to a 6-2 record.

Currently, Fernando is the Head Assistant Baseball Coach at Memorial High School in West New York, New Jersey. He has also been a special needs paraprofessional for the past seven years. In addition, he has also been the head coach for the JV basketball team at Memorial for the last two seasons and has a record of 22-13.  Fernando will be completing his Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix this August. 

Fernando’s passion and effort mixed with fun can lead to great things not only in this great game of baseball, but in the greater game of life. Coaching is where he wants to be and will look to join a college staff immediately following the 2016 high school season.

Fernando resides in Weehawken, New Jersey and lives with his girlfriend and biggest supporter Tia Rendine. Fernando’s parents Orlando and Caridad reside in Florida and his brother Orlando resides in Rochelle Park, New Jersey with his wife.