COACHES/TEACHERS/CERTIFIED TRAINERS

Our teachers are hands down the best in the business.  We focus on development, training and discipline.

HITTING, PITCHING, FIELDING & CATCHING LESSONS

 

These days, baseball coaches are a dime a dozen.  Unfortunately, people with limited knowledge or experience tout themselves as "experts". And let's face it, not everyone who was successful at the game of baseball can teach it. Get Coached is the brand to trust for quality baseball instruction. We hold our coaches to the highest standard. They have not only played at some of the highest levels, but they also have extensive teaching and training experience. Our team includes coaches from the Little League level to varsity, college and even the professional level. They excel at identifying player's areas of strength and weakness and helping them develop into the best players they can be. If your child is ready to hone their skills, get serious about hitting or pitching, and "Get Coached," contact us.

TEAM ORGANIZATIONAL PRACTICES & MANAGEMENT

Coaches at many levels are graciously volunteering their time.  They already have one of the most important tools required of any coach:  Dedication. 

Our goal when  training is to help your coaches take it to the next level.  We will give them all the knowledge they need to become effective confident  leaders who get the most out of their players.  We will show them how to PRACTICE WITH A PURPOSE  so their players are ready for everything that happens during live play.  For more information, contact us.

MEET OUR TEAM

BRIAN "SMITTY" SMITH

PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL:

    - Member of the Irish National Baseball Team, 2010-Present

    - Advisor to the 18U Irish National Baseball Team

COLLEGE:

    - Concordia College 2004-2006, Full Scholarship

    - Dominican College 2007, Full Scholarship

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

    - Head Coach - GameOn Fury, 2015-2016

    - Head Coach - Don Bosco High School Junior Varsity Baseball Team, 2013-2015

    - Head Coach - Westchester Nationals 13U, 2014

    - Head Coach - Westchester Nationals 12U, 2014-Present

    - Head Coach - Rockland Astros Summer Collegiate Team, 2012

    - Hitting Coach - St. Thomas Aquinas College, 2010-2011

    - Head Coach - Rockland Astros 16U Summer Travel Team, 2011-012

    - Assistant Coach - Albertus Magnus High School Varsity Baseball Team, 2009-2012

    - Head coach - OTB Pirates Junior Summer Team, 2008-2009

    - Head coach - Albertus Magnus HS Freshman Baseball Team, 2008-2009

INSTRUCTION:

    - Active Private Hitting/Fielding Instructor throughout Rockland and Westchester Counties

ALEX KRIZER

COLLEGE:

    - SUNY Plattsburgh Baseball 2009-2012

    - Named Captain - Senior Year

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

    Head Coach of Grit 11U Black 2020- Present

    Head Coach of RBI Red Storm 2017-2018

    Head Coach of Rockland OTB Pirates 2016-2017

    Head Coach of New York Nine 2013-2016

    Head Coach of Rockland Reds 2012

    Assistant Coach of Diesel Baseball 2010

 

INSTRUCTION:

Active Private Hitting/Fielding and Catching Instructor throughout New York and New Jersey

DANNY GONZALEZ

COLLEGE:

    - Rockland Community College, Fall 2005-Spring 2007

    - Manhattanville College, Fall 2007-Spring 2009

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

    - Head Coach - Nanuet Knights 13U, 2018

    - Head Coach - Seward Park Campus HS Varsity Baseball Team, 2013- present

    - Assistant Coach - Seward Park Campus HS Varsity Team, 2010-2013

    - Head Coach - Nanuet Travel Knights 12U, 2016

    - Head Coach - Northern Valley Knights 13U, 2016

INSTRUCTION:

    - Active Private Hitting/Fielding Instructor throughout Rockland and Westchester Counties

FRANK SALVANO

COLLEGE:

    - St. Peters University 2001-2005, Full Scholarship
            *Captain, 2004-2005

            *Lead team in average and home runs, 2004
            *Starting Catcher, 2002-2005

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

    - Head Coach of Dwight Englewood High School 2017-present

    - Head of Instruction for Tenafly Little League 2012-present

    - Assistant Head Coach of St Joseph Regional High School  2006-2016

    - Head Coach of the Nationally  recognized Northern Valley Hurricanes 2011-2017

            *3 time Cooperstown Dreamspark Champion
            *Top 20 ranked team
            *20 Diamond Nation titles

INSTRUCTION:

    - Active Private Hitting/Fielding Instructor throughout Rockland and Westchester Counties

    - Head Instructor of Teels Academy, 2006-2015

BLAKE CROUCH

COLLEGE:

    - LI University 2008-2009, Scholarship

    - William Patterson 2010-2011, Starter, Full Scholarship

    - Dominican College 2007, Full Scholarship

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

    - Head Coach- Generals Blue 13U, 2018

    - Head Coach- Nanuet Knights 12U, 2018

    - Head Coach- Generals White 12U, 2016

    - Head Coach- Northern Valley Knights, 2014-2016

    - Assistant Head Coach- Borgata HS, 2013-2014

INSTRUCTION:

    - Active Private Hitting/Fielding Instructor throughout Rockland and Westchester Counties

MIKE LESLIE

COLLEGE:

    - University of Buffalo 2001-2004, Scholarship

    - Team Leader in Strikeouts per 9 Innings 2001

    - Invitee to Expos, Blue Jays, Phillies and Pirates Talent Scout Camps 2001

    - Top Rotation Starter 2002
 

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

    - Head Coach - New City Generals White 13U, 2017

    - Head Coach - New City Generals Gray 12U, 2018

    - Assistant Head Coach - New City Generals 15U, 2015

    - Assistant Coach OTB/Rockland Pirates Legion, 2011

JOE DEPALMA

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

    - Varsity Baseball Coach - Nyack High School, 2010-Present

    - Assistant Coach - Don Bosco High School Freshman Team, 2008-2009

    - Pitching Coach - Montclair State University, 2005-2007

    - Pitching Staff was atop the NJAC, Regional Champion and participant in the D3 Championship, 2006

    - Recognized in Baseball America as an “Impressive Assistant” 2006
 

INSTRUCTION:

    - Active Private Baseball Instructor throughout Rockland and Westchester Counties

SCOTT DeLESO

COLLEGE:

    - Concordia College 2002-2006, Scholarship

    - William A. Shea Memorial Scholarship Award, 2004

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

    - GC Grit 13U, 2020-present

    - Bear Down Bears 16U Summer Team, 2018

    - Ossining High School Head Varsity Coach, 2017 - Current:

    - Ossining High School Assistant Varsity Coach, 2016

    - Briarcliff Bears 10U Travel Team, 2016

    - Ossining High School JV Baseball Coach, 2015

    - Coach of the Westchester Putnam Baseball Association 23 and under Shrub Oak Diamondbacks, 2009-2015

MIKE DWYER

COLLEGE:

    - University of Brockport, 2005

    - University of Connecticut Huskies, 2006-2007

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

    - Head Coach- Grit 13U, 2017-present

    - Head Coach- Carmel High School Modified, 2017-present

    - Head JV Coach- Carmel High School, 2016-2017

    - Head Coach - Game On Fury 11U, 2016

    - Head Coach - Croton Bombers 15U, 2106

    - Head Coach - New Castle Nighthawks 12U, 2016

    - Head Coach - Rye Grays 13U, 2015

INSTRUCTION:

    - Active Private Pitching/Hitting  Instructor throughout Rockland and Westchester Counties

MANNY FERNANDES

COLLEGE:

    - Fairleigh Dickinson University 2005-2006

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

    - Head Coach - GRIT Orange, 2018

    - Assistant Coach - BC Cyclones, 2015-2016

    - Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach - Lodi Rattlers, 2013 - 2016

    - Lodi Rattlers - 13U NEBUS Fall League Champions, 2016

    - Lodi Rattlers - 12U NEBUS Summer League Champions - Undefeated Season, 2015

    - Head Coach - Lodi Little League 11 & 12 Year Old All Stars, 2016-2017

    - Assistant Coach - Lodi Little League, 2013 - Present

INSTRUCTION:

    - Active Private Hitting/Fielding/Pitching Instructor Throughout Bergen County

DAVID CROUCH

COLLEGE:

   - West Chester University
 

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

    - Head Coach- Generals White 13U, 2018

    - Assistant Head Coach - Columbia High School, 2017-Present

    - Northern Valley Knights, 2015-2016

    - River Edge Travel Baseball, 2011-2014

ROOKIE DEMARRAIS

COLLEGE:

    - Hamilton College, 2011-2015
           *Varsity Baseball and Football

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

    - Coach - Northeast Supreme 15U, 2020 - present

    - Assistant Coach - Extra Inning Stone Crab teams, 2017

    - Head Coach - Oradell Travel Baseball, 2012-2016
 

INSTRUCTION:

    - Head instructor for NJ Giants Hitting Clinic

    - Head instructor for NJ Cardinals Hitting Clinic

    - Head Instructor for the Extra Inning Stone Crabs Hitting Clinic

GARRET DEMARRAIS

COLLEGE:

    - Stockton University Baseball 3rd Baseman, Current
 

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

    - Coach - Northeast Supreme 15U, 2020 - present

    - NJ Cardinals Hitting Clinic Instructor, 2016-2018

    - Assistant Coach - NJ Stone Crab, 2017

    - River Dell High School Summer Baseball Camp Coach, 2016- 2018

    - Assistant Coach - Oradell Travel baseball (12u), 2015-2016

DAVID FAZULAK

COLLEGE:

    - Brandeis University 1995-1999

    - Dominican College- Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy 2021-2015  

    - CURRENT Physical Therapist at Jeffrey Sanoian, PT PC

    - Co-author  of “The Immediate Effects of Two Different Stretching Interventions on  Passive Shoulder Internal Rotation in Collegiate Baseball Players- 2015

 

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

    - Head Coach Grit 9U 2018-present 

    - Head Coach Armonk Bobcat Travel Teams 2015-2018

    - Head Coach Nanuet Knights 10U 2016

  

 INSTRUCTION:

     - Head Instructor Arm Care/Injury Prevention Program 2017-present

    -  Active Private Instructor throughout Rockland, Westchester and Bergen Counties

     - Active Certified Trainer throughout Rockland and Westchester Counties 

MIKE HAAG

COLLEGE:

    - Scranton University 2014-2017

    - Three-year letter-winner who has pitched in 31 games, including 20 as a starter.

    - Has a career record of 10-5 with a 5.34 ERA and four complete games.

    - Has recorded 83 strikeouts in 113 innings.

    - University of Scranton Athlete of the Week (March 23, 2015)

  

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

    - Head Coach Grit 12U 2020-present 

INSTRUCTION:

    - 2018 Baseball Specialist for Next Level Camps, New Rochelle

JOE BOSCIA JR.

COLLEGE:

    - Westchester Community College 2014-2015

    - Old Westbury College 2015-2017

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

    - Westchester Ducks 14U Head Coach 2018

    - Westchester Giants Head Coach 2016-2017

    - New Rochelle Braves 13U Head Coach 2015

    - Hackley High School Assistant 2015-2017

RENE VEGA

COLLEGE:

    - Dominican College

    - 1997 played/pitched in the NAIA College World Series

    - Dominican College record for the most wins in a single season (11)

    - Dominican College record for the most complete games in a single season (9)

    - Dominican College additional accolades include: Top 5 in wins, strikeouts and overall ERA

PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL:

    - Drafted by the New York Mets - 31st round - 1998 MLB June Amateur Draft

    - Played 6 professional seasons throwing over 500 Professional Innings

    - As a starting pitcher, when on to have back-to-back double digit win seasons with 11

    - In 1999, led the entire New York Mets minor league organization in strikeouts with 148

    - In 2000, Rene was on the New York Mets player to watch list

    - Played for the Los Gigante de Carolina in the Puerto Rican Caribbean League

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

    - Northeast Supreme Black - 2020 - present

    - Clarkstown Stars Black - 2013-2020