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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

Quianna Diaz-Patterson - Softball Hitting and Fielding Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

Puerto Rico National Team

  • Current player on the Puerto Rico National Team (2015-present)
  • Gold Medal Winner in the Central American Games in Barranquilla (2018)
  • Bronze Medal Winner in Pan American Tournament (2015)
  • All Star selection of the Canadian Cup for Second Base (2015)

Internationally

  • Participant of the Caronno-Pertusella Rheavadora in Italy (2016)
  • MVP of the Italian ISF League for Team Rheavadors for Caronno-Pertusella (2016)

College

  • 4-year starter at University of Massachusetts Amherst (2012-2015)
  • Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team Nomination (2015)
  • Nationally ranked 3rd for batting average (.504) during senior year (2015)
  • Set school records for on base percentage (.592) anf slugging percentage (.866) in senior year (2015)
  • Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year (2012)
  • Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Rookie of the Year (2012)
  • Second Team All-Atlantic 10 Honoree (2012)
  • Tied for School Record of most RBI's (8) in a single game (2012)
  • ECAC Division I Softball Player of the Year (2015)
  • NFCA All-Region First Team Nomination (2015)

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.

Brady Policelli - Hitting, Catching, and Fielding Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Three year starter at Towson University (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior)
  • Split time at between third base, shortstop, second base, and catcher
  • Career .302 hitter at Towson University
  • 21 career homeruns, 32 career doubles, 8 career triples, 97 career RBI
  • Led the entire conference junior season with a .375 batting average
  • First Team All-Conference Short Stop Junior season
  • Ranked the 21st best shortstop (2016) in the entire country from D1baseball.com
  • Drafted in the 13th round (385 overall) of the 2016 MLB Draft as a catcher
  • In just 1 season, made the transition from shortstop to professional catcher
  • Promoted to Lakeland Flying Tigers (Advanced A) in 2017

Derek Hacopian - Owner and Director of Operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 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

 

* CURRENTLY NOT TEACHING PRIVATE LESSONS

Jen Edwards - Softball Hitting, Pitching, and Fielding Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


               

 

 

  • Played at Westlake High School, Westlake, Ca
  • 2 yr. starter at Moorpark College, Ca (1st base)
  • 1994 Offensive Player of the Year (batting avg. .409)
  • 1994 Defensive Player of the Year
  • 1995 Offensive Player of the Year (batting avg. .419)
  • 1995 Western State Conference Champions (18-0)
  • 1995 Western State Conference Player of the year
  • 1995 All-State Junior College Honorable Mention for 1st base
  • 1995 Set school record for put-out (393)
  • 1996 Full softball scholarship to Texas State University (Div. I)
  • 1996 San Diego State Tournament MVP
  • 1996 Set school record for 2 triples in 1 game (Texas State)
  • 2000-2002 Asst. Softball Coach at Montgomery College (Div III)
  • 2003-2007 Head Softball Coach at Montgomery College (Div III)
  • Head coach for 18U Maryland Bombers Fast-pitch for 2 years
  • 2016-current- Softball Director and Coach of Bethesda Blaze Fast-pitch team (BCC Baseball Inc)
  • 2017-current - Head Softball Coach at Montgomery College (Div III)

LJ Hoes - Hitting and Fielding Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


               

 

 

High School
 

  • Played at St. John’s College High School (2004-2008)
  • 4x WCAC 1st Team All-Conference (2005,2006,2007,2008)
  • 2x WCAC Player of the YEAR (2007,2008)
  • Honorable Mention All-Met (2005)
  • 3x 1st Team All-Met (2006,2007,2008)
  • Washington D.C. Gatorade Player of the Year (2007)
  • 2x Washington D.C. Louisville Slugger Player of the YEAR (2007,2008)
  • 3x Perfect GAME All-American (2006,2007,2008)
  • 2x Baseball America All-American (2007,2008)
  • USA Today All-American (2008)
  • 2x Collegiate Baseball All-American (2007,2008)
  • USA (U16) Youth National Team Member (2005-2006)
  • USA (U18) Junior National Team Member (2007)
  • Signed to attend University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • St. John’s College High School Class of 2008 Scholar Athlete Award Winner
  • Drafted 3rd round (82) overall selection to the Baltimore Orioles (2008)

 

Professional
 

  • Signed with the Baltimore Orioles (2008)
  • 2008 Gulf Coast League All-Star
  • 2008 Orioles Postseason All-Star
  • 2011 Eastern League 3rd Place in league Batting Title
  • 2011 Orioles Player of the Month (July)
  • 2011 Eastern League Post Season All-Star
  • 2011 Baltimore Orioles Post Season All-Star
  • 2012 Baltimore Orioles Post Season All-Star
  • 2012 Baltimore Orioles Player of the Month (August)
  • 2012 Baltimore Orioles Minor League Player of the Year
  • 2012 International League Post Season All-Star
  • 2012 MLB debut with the Baltimore Orioles
  • 2013 Traded to Houston Astros
  • 2013 .287 Batting Average for the Astros
  • 2014 Opening Day Right Fielder for Astros
  • 2015 Triple-A All-Star
  • 2016 Traded Back to Baltimore Orioles

Lew Bell - Softball Pitching Coach

 

  • 2017 -  Present - Pitching Coach – Montgomery College
  • 2014 -  Present - Pitching Coach – Bullis High School, Potomac, Maryland
  •  2014 - Present - Cap City Organization – Fast Pitch Pitching Coach   
  • 2017  - DC Recreation Department – Fast Pitch Pitching Coach   
  • 2017  - Frederick Organizations – Fast Pitch Pitching Coach
  • 2016  - Montgomery County Recreation Department Fast Pitch Pitching Coach, T- ball
  • Fast Pitch Pitching Coach for Men’s Fast Pitch Softball, DC Metro Area
  • Fast Pitch Softball Pitching Coach for girls,10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U Travel Teams

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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