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John Novinsky - Pitching Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 1997-2000 pitched for Iona College
  • Pitched in prestigious Cape Cod Summer League for Yarmouth - Dennis Redsox
  • 1999 Division I All-American
  • 2000 MAAC Pitcher of the Year. Posted an 8-1 record with a 1.86 ERA , 79 strikouts in 67 innings
  • 2000 - Ninth round Major League draft pick by the St. Louis Cardinals
  • 2001 - Received strikeout Award with the "A" Peoria Chiefs of the Midwest League
  • 2001 - Pitched in the Midwest League All-Star Game
  • 2002 Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the month for July and August while pitching for the Potomac Cannons of the Carolina League
  • 2003 - Posted 19 saves pitching for the Double AA Huntsville Stars
  • 2003 - Traded to the Milwaukee Brewers
  • 2004 - Posted 17 saves in 18 attempts pitching as the closer for the Double AA Huntsville Stars
  • 2004 - Promoted to the Triple AAA Indianapolis Indians
  • 2005 - Milwaukee Brewers AAA roster

Andy Coleman - Hitting and Fielding Coach



 

 

 

 

 

  • Played at Seneca Valley High School 
  • 1988 Montgomery County All-County 
  • 1989 Montgomery County All-County 
  • 1989 Washington Post All-Met 
  • 1989 Home Plate Club Maryland High School Player-of-the Year 
  • 4-year starter at UMBC 
  • 2nd All time in career RBI's (154) 
  • 5th All time in doubles (54) 
  • 8th All time in hits (219) 
  • .335 career hitter 
  • Hit .305 for the Shenandoah Valley Collegiate League 1992 Champion Winchester Royals
  • Springbrook HS Head Varsity Baseball Coach

Anthony Sosnoskie - Hitting, Catching, Pitching, and Fielding Coach



 

 

 

  • Starter Virginia Tech 2007-2010
  • Virginia Tech Baseball Rookie of the Year
  • 2008: Hit .315, 6 Homeruns
  • Summer 2008: Played for Lake Norman Copperheads and was named Top Prospect by Perfect Game, Player of the Week 3 times, Mid-season All-Star, Runner-up League MVP, Hit .368 with 7 HR.
  • 2009: Hit .314 with 7 HR, 51 RBI, 18 2B, 39 BB, 0 Passed Balls, ACC Player of the Week 1, National Player of the Week 1
  • Summer 2009: Played for Harwich Mariners in the Cape Cod League
  • 2010: Preseason All-ACC, hit 5 HR
  • 2011: Professionally has played for the Sussex Skyhawks and Worcester Torandoes of the Can-Am League, OBP of .417
  • 2012 - Pitching Coach for Landon HS
  • Current Varsity Head Coach at Bishop McNamara HS

Brady Bassford - Hitting, Fielding, and Pitching Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Played at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School
  • 2011 Pre-Season Rawlings High School All American
  • 2011 Pre-Season Perfect Game High School All American
  • 2011 Named to Perfect Games Top Ten Maryland High School Prospects List
  • 2011-2013 Played at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • 2012 Named to Perfect Games High Follow Prospect list
  • 2013 Beach Collegiate League Top Fielding Prospect
  • 2014 Carolina Virginia Collegiate Baseball League All-Star
  • 2013-2015 Played at Coker College
  • 317 College Career Batting Average

Jason Aquilante - Hitting, Fielding, and Catching Coach



 

 

 

 

 

  • Played at Archbishop High School in Radnor, PA
  • 2-Time Philadelphia HS Player-of-the-Year
  • Played at Wake Forest University
  • Member of 3 ACC Championship teams
  • Played in 4 NCAA tournaments
  • Played in College super regional in 1999
  • Voted by Baseball America in 2000 as the ACC's Best Defensive Secondbaseman
  • 2001 ACC Second Team Catcher
  • Assistant Coach at William and Mary for two years

Derek Peterson - Hitting and Pitching Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal
  • Born into Baseball
    • Grandfather Pete Peterson was a catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Served as General Manager for the Pirates (71' WS) and Yankees
    • Father Rick Peterson MLB pitching coach for A's, Mets, & Brewers. Known for integrating biomechanical analysis (study of human motion) into his pitching program.
College 
  • Temple University
    • Named to the All-Philadelphia Big 5 Baseball Team
    • Named to the American Athletic Conference All Conference Team
    • Named to the American Athletic Conference All Honor Roll TEam
    • 2014 Tied School Record & Led the nation in Doubles (23)
    • Career Batting Average .299
Proffesional
  • Baltimore Orioles Free Agent Sign (2014)
    • Played two seasons/ Highest Level (A+)
  • Perth Heat Australian Baseball League
    • played 2 seasons of winterball
    • Longest hitting streak in ABL History  (25 Games)

Brett Daly - Hitting, Fielding, and Pitching Coach



 

 

 

 

 

  • Outfielder at Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, PA (2008-2011)
  • 4 year starter at Mount Aloysius College. Centerfielder with a career batting average of .265. Centerfielder for 3 years and 1 year in right field.
  • Junior year batted.292 leading the team in walks (18). Had 9 Stolen bases, 16 RBI’s, 21 runs, and 1 Homerun.
  • Outfielder for Sherwood High School, Sandy Spring, MD (2005-2007)
  • 2 year starter at Sherwood HS. Senior year record was 21 and 1 (lost state championship). Ranked 8th in the east coast in 2007. Batting average was .400 with 15 stolen bases and 23 walks. 0 errors in 2 years.
  • Instructor at Maryland Baseball Academy/ Baseball Zone, Rockville, MD (2009-present) Has helped to run clinics that included throwing, hitting, and catching.  An outstanding coach and communicator.
  • Brett's Favorite Quote - "Never give up what you believe in, if that's what you truly love."

Peter Bowles - Hitting and Fielding Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Played High School baseball at Quince Orchard High
  • 2010, All Montgomery County selection (Utility)
  • 2011, All-State selection (Shortstop)  
  • 4-year starter at Towson University
  • 2012, Named as CAA Rookie of the Week mid-April
  • 2013, All CAA selection (Left-field)
  • CAA tournament Champions. Played in NCAA tournament (2013), Chapel Hill Regional.
  • 2014, All CAA selection (First-base), Led Towson in Hits.
  • 2015, All CAA preseason selection (Shortstop), Led Towson In Hits.
  • Named CAA Player of the week April 6th 2015.
  • Towson Career Totals .311 batting average, 49 doubles, 18 homeruns, 222 hits and 148 RBI.
  • 2015, One season with the Sonoma Stompers, of the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball.

Bobby Boyd - Hitting and Fielding Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Career .331 hitter at West Virginia University
  • All Conference all three years
  • Freshman All American
  • Led Big 12 in batting average Junior year (2014) hitting .356
  • All star in Alaska Summer league 2012 for Matsu Miners. Led league in hitting batting .340
  • Played in Cape Cod (2013) for Bourne Braves hitting .306
  • Drafted in 8th round to Houston Astros in 2014
  • NY Penn league All star 2014 hitting .333
  • Led entire Astros organization in stolen bases in 2015 and 2016
  • All Star in California League 2016
  • Promoted to Corpus Christi Hooks (Double A) 2016
  • Retired 2017 

Derek Hacopian - Hitting Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Inducted into the Churchill High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995
  • All Conference First Team at James Madison University in 1991
  • Led James Madison team in Homeruns and RBI's in 1991
  • Played at the University of Maryland in 1992
  • 1992 Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year
  • 1992 ACC Triple Crown
  • Batted .490 with 23 Homeruns and 83 RBI as a senior at the University of Maryland in 1992
  • Holds ACC single season records in Batting Average (.490), On-Base Percentage (.618), and Slugging Percentage (.943)
  • 1992 Mizuno NCAA Division I All-American
  • 1992 American Baseball Coaches Association NCAA Division I All-American
  • 1992 Baseball America Division I All-American
  • Drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 1992
  • 1992 Appalachian League All-Star with the Burlington Indians
  • 1993 South Atlantic League All-Star with the Columbus Redstixx
  • Led South Atlantic League in Homeruns in 1993
  • 1995 Midwest League All-Star with the Beloit Snappers
  • Career .312 hitter as a professional
  • Retired in 1996 due to injury
  • 1999-2004 managed the Bethesda Big Train of the Clark Griffith Collegiate Baseball League

 

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Charles Devereux - Pitching Coach / Fall and Winter Pitching Camp Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


               

  • Pitched for 4 years at the University of Maryland
  • Captain Senior Year at UMD
  • Pitched professionally with the Baltimore Orioles for 4 seasons
  • Pitched one year in the CPBL for the Taipei Tigers
  • 17 years coaching experience (13 years with BCC, 12 years with Landon HS)
  • Has coached over 30 players that have gone on to pitch in College
  • Has coached 6 players that have gone on to pitch professionally, including Danny Hultzen, the 2nd overall pick by the Seattle Mariners in the 2011 draft

 

Fall and Winter Pitching Camp Lead Instructor...does not teach private lessons

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