Cory Schad was a member of the CNY Major League All-Stars who attended Cooperstown Dreams Park during the National American Tournament of Champions (NATC) in 1999. The team was crowned NATC runner-up and were the Around the Horn champions.
While in high school at Bishop Grimes Jr/Sr High School (East Syracuse, NY), Cory was a member of the soccer and basketball teams in addition to being a four-year letter winner for baseball. In 2004, he received the Wendy's High School Heisman baseball award. At the completion of his senior year, Cory was named Class C Player of the Year (2005).
Cory competed for four years at the collegiate level. He first played for Mohawk Valley Community College (Utica, NY), where he received an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. He spent his junior and senior years at Cazenovia College (Cazenovia, NY). His on-field performances for Cazenovia recorded him with the Division III NCAA 4th highest on-base percentage and the 11th highest batting average in the nation. Cory was also named to the 3rd Team Division III All-Region team.
After receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Management from Cazenovia, Cory worked as a member of Cooperstown Dreams Park's Baseball Operations Department and was recognized as a Steward of the Game.