In Pursuit of Excellence!
Varsity Assistant Coach
Coach Eric Cyr has more than 25 years of coaching experience, including head and assistant coaching positions with Methuen High School (1997-2005, 2011), Merrimack College (2005-2009), Methuen Legion Post 122 (2001 - 2005, 2011), Central Catholic High School (1994-1996). During those years he and his teams have earned; MVC 1 Conference Champion, Methuen High School (2003, 2004) / MVC 1 Coach of the Year, Methuen High School (2003), / Lawrence Invitational Tournament Champion, Methuen High School (2001, 2003) / Melrose Invitational Tournament Champion, Methuen High School (1999) / MVC 1 Conference Champion, Central Catholic, assistant / pitching coach, (1995, 1996) / and MIAA North Sectional Champion, Division 1, Central Catholic HS, assistant / pitching coach (1996), and several state tournament appearances.
Prior to coaching, Coach Cyr pitched for the Nashua Hawks of the North Atlantic Independent Baseball League, where he set the league record for the most strikeouts in a game (17). From 1996 to 1999, Coach Cyr functioned as Owner / Head Coach / Player for the semi-professional Methuen Giants, Stan Musial League. From 2000 to 2006, Coach Cyr served as Player / Coach of the semi-pro Lowell Braves, Inter-City League, and continued to pitch until the age of 36. During his 18 years as a player / coach, Coach Cyr’s teams made 3 National Championship appearances, won 3 Regional Championship titles, 4 State Championship titles and 5 League Championship titles. As a college pitcher, Cyr had his best year in 1993 as a UMASS Lowell River Hawk, going 6W – 1L, 2 saves, 2.75 era. He was awarded All American (honorable mention), 1st team - All New England, 1st team - All Conference; New England Collegiate Conference, 1st team All Confrence / All Star; Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference. Coach Cyr went 11W – 1L, 3 saves his junior and senior years combined.
Coach Cyr currently works as a Behavior Management Specialist at the Gerard A.Guilmette Middle School, Lawrence, MA. He has his Master’s Degree in Education Counseling from Rivier College, Nashua, NH, his Bachelor of Science Degree on Psychology from UMASS Lowell, and an Associates Degree in Business Administration. He currently resides in North Andover, MA
Robert Aziz is the hitting / infield coach for the Methuen Rangers. Coach Cyr and Coach Aziz have a long history of playing and coaching together, with more than 26 years as teammates from little league to independent minor league baseball. Coach Aziz served as Methuen High School ’s assistant baseball coach for eight years, contributing to two MVC 1 championships. His coaching experience also includes 5 years as hitting coach for Merrimack College , 3 years as assistant coach for the New England Firebirds AAU state championship team and 5 years as player / assistant coach for the Lowell Braves.
As a player, Coach Aziz holds numerous distinctions. In 1989, while attending the University of Massachusetts - Lowell , he was named UMASS Lowell Rookie of the Year. Coach Aziz’s success at U-Mass Lowell continued throughout his college career. Upon graduating Coach Aziz finished in the top 15 of most offensive categories in UMASS Lowell history. He set records as all-time triple leader with hall of fame inductee and u-lowell great Ken Connerty (12 - currently second), most assists in a game (11), triples in a game, and stolen bases to mention a few. In 1993 Coach Aziz had a very successful season, whereby being honored as All American- honorable mention, 1st team All ECAC all star, 1st team All New England all star, and 1st team All Conference, NECC. He also was honored as NECC player of the week and finished nationally in both triples and runs scored. He was also an integral part of a team that set the record for most consecutive wins (15) for the UMASS Lowell River Hawks. While playing in 20 seasons of amateur baseball Aziz accepted many all-star team appearances including two with the intercity league being among the top vote getters. He also was selected to play in the Boston globe/herald writer’s national all-star tournament, where he captured the batting championship in his second trip.
Coach Aziz went on to play professional baseball for the North Atlantic Baseball League, and was selected first team all-star at third base by “Baseball America ”.
Coach Aziz graduated from University of Lowell in 1993 with a B.A. in marketing and currently lives in Methuen and works as a financial services professional and investment advisor. Coach Aziz is also owner of Ripp City indoor baseball/softball facility in Haverhill, MA.
Chris Cyr is the Freshman Coach for the Methuen Rangers. Coach Cyr has been working with Methuen youth for over 10 years as part of Methuen West Baseball and the newly formed Methuen Youth Baseball. Under his guidance, our Methuen youth have been given access to a growing list of baseball opportunities. A 17/18 year old league was formed to ensure opportunities throughout high school and fall and winter programs were created to ensure that those with a love of the game can build their skills throughout the year. As President of Methuen West Baseball, Coach Cyr played a critical role in the merger with Methuen East Little League to begin a new era of baseball in the city.
Coach Cyr has coached multiple teams in our in-town system as well as in the North Suburban PONY League and has served as Junior Legion Coach for the last 4 years.
Coach Cyr graduated from Merrimack College in 1984 and served as the Vice President and General Manager of Comverse Americas Service in high tech prior to his current position of teaching English at Greater Lawrence Technical School.
Junior Varsity Coach
Eddie Araujo has been coaching at Methuen High School for the last three years as a volunteer. He graduated from Methuen High School in 2006 and was a three sport athlete playing baseball, basketball, and football for the Rangers. On the diamond, Eddie was an MVC All-Conference player his junior and senior year and captain his senior year. He also played semi-professional for Rockingham Red Storm in 2006. He traveled to Arizona to play Junior College ball in Scottsdale. Eddie graduated from University of Massachusetts Boston with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise & Health science. He is currently working at Methuen High School.