Steve Zieja '03
Duncan Webb '04
||Ron Buelow enters his 20th season as head coach Dave Hixon's top assistant with a wealth of experience in collegiate and high school athletics under his belt. In addition to his duties at Amherst, Buelow served 15 seasons as the head baseball coach and 18 seasons as the head boys' basketball coach at nearby Ware High School, where he continues to work as a physical education teacher. He is also the former director of the prestigious Dave Cowens Basketball School, and captained the baseball team at Plymouth State College before graduating in 1967. Buelow resides in Ware with his wife Jean. They have two grown children, Bill and Jennifer, and four grandchildren.
Steve Zieja '03 joined the coaching staff in 2003-04 and is currently pursuing a master's degree in sport management at nearby UMass Amherst. The Hadley, Mass. native was a standout basketball player and two-year captain at Amherst, leading the Jeffs to a then school-record 87 wins, back-to-back NESCAC Championships and four straight NCAA Tournament berths, and graduating as the college’s all-time leading scorer with 1,708 career points. He earned countless postseason awards as a senior, including NESCAC Player of the Year, ECAC Player of the Year, Northeast Region Player of the Year, New England College Player of the Year and NABC First-Team All-America honors. Zieja also serves as an assistant coach for the men's soccer team.
Duncan Webb '04 joins the staff as the recipient of the college's prestigious Hitchcock Fellowship for athletic excellence and leadership. Webb, who also coaches baseball and women's soccer at the college, was an outstanding pitcher on the Amherst baseball team, leading the Jeffs to their first-ever NESCAC Championship as a senior captain and compiling career pitching totals of 14 wins, 144 strikeouts and a 3.75 ERA.