Chris Reyes

Assistant New York City State Sectional Coordinator

2001- HS All American
2001 – PSAL NYC Baseball Player of the year
2001 – PSAL NYC Champs at Tottenville HS
2001-2003 – Brookdale Community College
2003-2005 – College Of Staten Island
2006-2010 – Assistant Baseball Coach at Long Island University Brooklyn
2006 – Created The Catchermtrx Catchers Development Program
2010 – National Academy of Sports Science Sports Performance Certification
2011 – Became a STACK Expert article contributor for STACK Magazine.
2012 – Started The I AM in the Community community organization that hosts food drives and equipment drives for inner city families that can’t afford specific necessities.

 

Frank Catalanotto – NEW YORK

Coach Long Island

Frank is Long Island native from Smithtown. A 14 year MLB Veteran who spent time with the Tigers, Blue Jays, Rangers, Brewers and Mets. He was drafted in the 10th round in the 1992 MLB draft by the Detroit Tigers. In 2001 with the Texas Rangers he finished fifth in the AL with a .330 batting average hitting .431 in August. In 2004 Frank set the Toronto Blue Jays record for most hits in a game with 6 on May 1st vrs the Chicago White Sox. Frank finished with 1,113 career hits, 457 RBIs, 84 HR’ and a .291 batting average. In 2012 Frank coached along side of Mike Piazza the Italian team in the World Baseball Classic.

 

 

Keith Osik – NEW YORK

Coach – Long Island

Keith Osik finished his major league career in 2004 with the Baltimore Orioles. He spent his first seven years with the Pittsburgh Pirates and one year with the Milwaukee Brewers. Primarily a catcher, he also played seven other positions while in the majors. Keith made his major league debut with Pittsburgh in 1996, was selected by the Texas Rangers out of high school and selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 24th round after his junior year of College. Keith played three years at Louisiana State University, where he was an All-Southeast Conference selection at catcher in his junior year. He started at shortstop his freshman year with the Tigers and at third base his sophomore season. Osik played all nine positions in a game against Northeast Louisiana during his junior year and was the pitcher of record in a 6-5, 11-inning loss.

Keith Osik was named Farmingdale State’s Head Baseball Coach on July 6, 2005 and holds a career coaching record of 209-132 over his first eight seasons, including one Regional Championship (2009), six straight Skyline Conference Championships (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), six NCAA Tournament appearances (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), and one Division III College World Series appearance (2009).

 

 

 

Angel Lugo – Westchester/Albany, New York

Westchester-Albany- 5 Boroughs ~ State Sectional Coordinator

– Owner of Extra Innings-Wappinger Baseball Training Center in Fishkill, NY (2007- present)
– Pitching coordinator at Extra Innings-Wappinger (2007-present)
– Drafted in the 21st round picks to the Minnesota Twins in 1988
– Played in the Appalachian, Atlantic, Florida State, and NY Penn Leagues.
– Head Coach of Cadets Baseball Academy travel organization in the Hudson Valley, NY (2014-present)
– Director of Hudson Valley Chapter of MLB’s RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) League

 

 

Tony Melendez

Bronx, New York l Coach

Tony Melendez has over 30 years of professional training experience.

Tony had played baseball throughout New York before playing most of his competitive baseball in Puerto Rico. Tony’s promising career was cut short after a career ending injury. He then returned back to New York and began his training career. Tony has trained and mentored hundreds of athletes and really enjoys coaching baseball and softball. Tony was the assisting coach and head-conditioning trainer for the New York Hurricanes 15U national team traveling team. In addition Tony was the baseball and training consultant for Eastern Nazarene College in Boston, Mass. Current owner and President of TM Baseball Academy he established in 2007. He has helped over 100 players attend college with scholarships, which he considers his greatest achievement.

Tony has helped many young athletes achieve their dreams by assisting them from High School to College. Some of the young men who have been drafted under Coach Tonys leadership include Johnny Monell (S.F. Giants), Melvin Garcia (Toronto Blue Jays), Alibay Barkly (Angels) just to name a few. His easy, outgoing approach allows him to teach all ages of players and instill in them the confidence they need to succeed both on and off the field.

Tony has also assisted in clinics with Caesar Presbott (NY Yankees Scout), Mookie Wilson, Roy White, Hector Villanueva, Derek Jeter and many others.

 

 

Tom Johnston

New Jersey State Sectional Coordinator l Coach

Johnston is an experienced head coach, instructor and is a native in the Lindenwold, New Jersey region with over 12+ years of on-field knowledge of the game.  He established networks of college coaches at all levels (D1, D2, D3 & Juco).  Currently, Johnston is the owner of Mid Atlantic Baseball Academy  where is instructs and is the head coach.

 

Mike Rucci

New Jersey – Coach

A catcher, Rucci played for the Profs from 2002-2005 and had a career batting average of .346. He holds the school records for runs batted in, in a season (61) and career (200). Rucci has the University career marks for hits (228), doubles (56) and home runs (39). In addition, he is the leader in total bases in a season (132) and career (405). Rucci earned All-America honors three times (2003, 2004, 2005) and was a member of the All-Region first team. He was named to the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) All-Conference first team in 2003, 2004 and 2005. During his career, Rowan won the NJAC Championship twice (2003, 2004) and played in the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament three times (2003, 2004, 2005). The Profs won the region title in 2004 and 2005 and advanced to the national championship tournament. Prior to joining the Rowan staff, Rucci was the head baseball coach at Gloucester Catholic High School for three seasons (2013-2015). He guided the Rams to two appearances in the State Championship and one South Jersey final. Rucci compiled over 100 wins in his five seasons. He also coached baseball at West Deptford High School from 2011-12 and led the team to its first-ever South Jersey Championship.

 

Michael Marra

Sullivan County, New York – Coach
 
Coach Marra brings a wealth of experience to our staff, spending 6 years as a college head coach (Georgia Highlands College and SUNY Sullivan) and 13 seasons coaching at the high school level at Kingston High School, John A. Coleman High School, Monticello High School and Hiram High School (GA). Coach Marris is a 1986 graduate of Watertown High School. He received his B.S. in Physical Education from Brockport. He began his graduate studies at San Diego State and later finished his Master’s degree from Cortland State. Marra has taught physical education in New York for 22 years. He was named the 2004 American Baseball Coaches Association Region I High School Baseball Coach of the Year. After coaching high school, Marra was recruited by Sullivan County Community College (NY) in 2006 to resurrect its baseball program that had not fielded a team since 1986. In the program’s second year, the 2007 Generals earned a berth in the NJCAA Region XV Final Four, and in 2008, won the NJCAA Region XV Championship. Marra also served as Assistant Director of Athletics as an adjunct instructor in the physical education department at Sullivan CCC. Marra was recognized by his peers as the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) NJCAA Region XV Baseball Coach of the Year in 2008. In 2011, Coach Marra was hired by Georgia Highlands College in Cartersville, GA to help turn GHC into a perennial D-I Junior College power. In his three years at Georgia Highlands College, more than two dozen players went on to scholarship programs and one player was drafted in the 2015 MLB draft, Dalton Geekie, who was picked up in the 22nd round by the Atlanta Braves.
 

Kris Doorey

Albany, New York – Coach
Kris Doorey enters his 17th season as the head coach of the Plattsburgh State baseball team in 2018 setting a record with 276 victories. Doorey has produced 40 All-SUNYAC selections, 21 All-Region picks, two-time Jewish Sports Review All-American Matt Kahan and 2014 ABCA/Rawlings National Gold Glove Team member Yuya Osawa in his Plattsburgh State tenure. In addition, the Cardinals have advanced to the postseason in all but four years since 2003. The 2010 season marked the best year for Plattsburgh State baseball since the program was resurrected in 2002 after a 26-year hiatus at the College. Tenth-year head coach Kris Doorey oversaw many historical firsts for the Cardinals: a 30-win season, national rankings in the ABCA coaches’ and D3baseball.com polls and a No. 2 regional ranking. In addition, 40 club records were set or tied, including an 18-game win streak and .750 winning percentage. In 2009, he was named the SUNYAC Coach of the Year for the second time while piloting the Cardinals to nine more wins than the year before, going from 15-21 to 24-17 overall. Plattsburgh registered the fourth-most victories in school history and recorded its first-ever win in the SUNYAC Tournament by upsetting the second-seeded Fredonia State Blue Devils. In 2007, Plattsburgh (25-15 overall) went 9-5 in SUNYAC games and a second-place tie for its highest finish ever in the conference. The 2006 Cardinals enjoyed one of their best seasons while setting school records for victories, winning percentage of .659 and conference wins. Plattsburgh tied a school record when it was regionally ranked No. 5 by the American Baseball Coaches’ Association poll. In 2005, the Cardinals went 25-13 overall for their first winning season since 1965, including an 8-6 conference record, earning SUNYAC and Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III tournament bids. In just Doorey’s second season, Plattsburgh had a 13-19 mark, was 7-7 playing its first full SUNYAC schedule and made the conference tournament for the first time. Doorey’s peers took notice of him building respectability in a fledgling program and voted him the 2003 SUNYAC Coach of the Year.

Jason Ferber

Coach – New York
– Baseball and mentor Influencer in the social media world
– US Elite 2019 National Team Director Of Recruiting and Head Coach
– Has secured over 200 Athletic Scholarships and 13 Draft picks in the past 5 years
– Organizational Consultant that streamlines affective organizational practice plans
– Founder Of NY Sharks Baseball Sports Performance who customize unique individual training systems based on the specific needs of every athlete
– Co Founder Of The Evolution Events

 

Matt Roventinni

Coach – New York 

  • Matt Roventini Poly Prep graduate‘92
  • Hamilton College graduate ‘96
  • 11 consecutive IVY league Championships
  • 8 NY State Independent School Championships(2000 Inception)
  • 2012 – 22 National Ranking, #1 NY State
  • 2014 – 86 National Ranking, #1 Tri –State Area
  • 2017 – Top 100 National Ranking, #1 Tri-State Area
  • 2017 American Baseball Coaches Association Coach of Year – High School Division
  • 2009 NY State Sports Writers Coach of the Year
  • Co-Owner of NY Premier Performance Center 2015
  • Head Coach of NY Phenoms 12U
  • Co-Founded NY Phenom Organization – Queens NY