2017 Coaches and Staff
Eric Zmuda — General Manager
Eric was born and raised in Falmouth, MA. After graduating from Falmouth High School, he entered the U.S. Army. He served four years of active duty, stationed in Natick, MA as well as Nurnberg, Germany. As part of the 2nd Armored Calvary Regiment, he served in Operation Desert Shield/Storm in Saudi Arabia. When not busy as the GM of the Commodores, Eric is also the General Manager of a local Falmouth motel and Director of Marketing and Sales for Vacation Inn Cape Cod. Eric and his wife Lisa are raising their two children, Justin and Amy in North Falmouth. He has been involved in coaching for Falmouth Little League as well as served as a coach and board member for Falmouth Babe Ruth. Eric has served the Commodores as a host parent since 2010, a board member since 2012 and was assistant GM prior to taking on the GM role in 2013.
Jeff Trundy — Manager
Coach Trundy starts his 23nd year with the Cape League and his 19th year as the Head Coach of the Commodores. He was the Captain of the baseball team at the University of New Hampshire before moving on to earn his Master’s Degree from the University of Colorado. It was in Colorado that Jeff spent some time as an assistant coach and has been coaching ever since. Jeff received the Mike Curran Award naming him Coach of the Year for the Cape League in 2004. He repeated that effort in 2016, winning it to go along with a league-best 58 points and then leading his team to the CCBL Finals. In the off season Jeff is the head baseball coach at The Gunnery, a prep school in Washington, CT. He has also served as a part time scout for the Toronto Blue Jays. Coach Trundy was inducted into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame in July 2013. Jeff is joined each summer on the Cape by his wife, Patti, who enjoys watching the Commodores games.
Mike Landry — Coach
Mike enters his sixth year with the Commodores as pitching coach, and brings with him extensive experience in the collegiate and professional ranks. Landry played seven years of minor league baseball, has served as a bullpen catcher and batting practice pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, and was the bullpen coach for the Rockford Riverhawks of the independent Frontier League. Landry earned his bachelor of arts in graphic design from Lewis University where he was a four year letter winner, served as a team captain, and was an All-Great Lakes Valley Conference nominee. He later returned to Lewis to earn a Master’s Degree in school counseling while he served as a graduate assistant baseball coach. Most recently Mike served as volunteer assistant coach in 2011 for the Georgetown University Hoyas. Mike now works in the off season at Thayer Academy as the Supervisor of the Hanflig Technology Center.
Brett Becker — Assistant Coach
Brett Becker is the assistant baseball coach at Colby Community College located in Colby, Kansas, a two-year school that competes in the Jayhawk Conference. For the past seven years, Brett has been fortunate to coach college baseball and enjoys being involved in the lives of student-athletes, developing relationships that will last a lifetime. In addition to his role as a 3rd base coach, he has run the offense and had a huge hand in the recruiting process at Colby. Over the course of the past two seasons, Brett has seen the Colby program transform from a last place team to a first place team in a single season, winning the first conference championship in the program’s history in 2016. Brett is excited to work in a league and an organization with such great prestige and carrying on the Kansas connection with Coach Trundy, Coach Landry, and Eric Zmuda, as well as the rest of the Falmouth Commodore family!
Hunter Morris — Assistant Coach
Hunter Morris hails from Huntsville, AL. He played at Auburn University from 2008-10 and was a member of the 2008 US Collegiate National Team, a 2009 Falmouth Commodores player, and the 2010 SEC Player of the Year. Hunter was a 4th round draft pick by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2010 and was awarded the AA Southern League Player of the Year in 2012. He spent the 2013 and 2014 Baseball seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers (AAA Nashville) before being traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2015. Hunter is currently completing his degree at Auburn University where he serves as an Undergraduate Assistant Coach.
Don O’Malley, MD – Team Physician
Dr. O’Malley enters his 18th year as the team physician for the Falmouth Commodores. He trained at the Military Medical School in Bethesda, MD., and did his orthopedic training at Naval Hospital in Bethesda. He served sixteen years in the Navy before coming to Falmouth. Dr. O’Malley was the team physician at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy from 1994–1998. He attended the Advanced Team Physician Course and has a close association with Dr. Tom Gill, former Team Physician for the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. Dr. O’Malley is Board Certified in the specialty of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American College of Sports Medicine.
Karen Trait-O’Malley, MS PA-C — Physician Assistant
Karen begins her 11th year working with the Commodores. She received her undergraduate degree from Boston University and her Master’s Degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. While at BU she was on a full athletic scholarship for woman’s lacrosse and played in the NCAA playoffs in 1999/2000. Originally from Syracuse, NY, Karen was also a championship Irish Step Dancer and qualified for the World Championships in Ireland. In addition to working with the Commodores, she is also an assistant coach for the girls’ varsity lacrosse team at Falmouth Academy. She is a physical assistant working with Dr. O’Malley at Cape Cod Sports Medicine in Falmouth.
Laura Murphy, EDM ATC LAT, cSCS – Athletic Trainer
Laura is in her 7th season with the Commodores; she is originally from Boxborough, MA and a 2011 graduate of Endicott College in Beverly, MA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training. After graduating from Endicott, she went on to work at Emerson College in Boston, MA as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer. While at Emerson, Laura completed her Master’s Degree in Health Education at Boston University. She is currently an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Wheaton College in Norton, MA. Laura is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and is a licensed athletic trainer by the Massachusetts Board of Allied Health. She is also a certified strength and conditioning coach through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Kate Fisher, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Kate Fisher is a native of Griffin, GA and just finished her junior year in the Athletic Training program at LSU. She is working towards her Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training and minoring in Health Sciences. This past year she worked with the Lady Tiger basketball team. She has been involved in their partnership with the “Be The Match” National Bone Marrow Registry, and various breast cancer awareness & education campaigns.