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
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.
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.
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.
– 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
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