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Marc Deschenes | Program Director

Born in Lowell MA and a resident of Dracut MA , Coach Marc Deschenes played as a college shortstop at UMass Lowell and was drafted by the Cleveland Indians where his pitching potential was recognized and he made the transition as a professional to pitcher. In 1997, he received the prestigious Bob Feller award as the top minor league pitcher in the Cleveland Indian's organization. He has competed professionally in the Arizona Fall League and was selected in the Rule V draft in 1998 by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was signed by the Boston Red Sox and assigned to Portland "AA" in 2004 and after a successful season with the Seadogs he was assigned to the "AAA" Pawtucket Red Sox in 2005. Coach Deschenes has resigned with the Boston Red Sox. Coach Deschenes has provided private lessons and directed his own baseball school for a number of years and he is the Director of the Deschenes Pitching Academy offered to amateur pitchers each year. He has an avid following of loyal students he regularly instructs in pitching, hitting and fundamentals programs.

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Anthony Santos-Baseball Instructor

Coaching History:

Assistant Coach for U-Mass Lowell Riverhawks Nomar Garciaparra Camp Instructor

Player History: Chelmsford High School Umass Amherst UMass Lowell Nashua Pride Jr. Spinners History: Coach Santos returns for his second year with the program. He serves as Director of Player Development and coach to both the 14U Elite and 14U Futures.

Coaching Inspiration comes from: Seeing young athletes improve and being able to teach players how to respect the game.

Favorite Quote: “Protect the Baseball.”

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Adam McCusker-Baseball Instructor

Four year standout at UMass Lowell • Led UML to two NCAA Division II College World Series • Two-time All-Conference Player at UML • Former Chelmsford High Standout • Former Lowell Sun Player of the Year • Greater Lowell Baseball Clinic Instructor • Normar Garciaparra Camp Instructor • Current Merrimack Valley Thunder AAU coach • Coached the Lowell All-Americans in the NECBL in 2006 • Former Freshman coach at Chelmsford High School

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Scott Jaracz-Baseball Instructor

Sacred Heart University • Former Lowell High freshman coach• Lowell Legion coach• Thunder AAU coach

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Ken Connerty-Baseball Instructor

Former professional player in the Cleveland Indians organization • Former standout at the University of Lowell • UMass Lowell Hall of Fame Inductee • Twenty years of Collegiate Coaching Experience • Former head coach of the NECBL Concord Quarry Dogs and the Lowell All Americans • Head Coach at Tyngsboro High School • Coached many players who have signed professional contracts.

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George Roy-Softball Instructor

Future Stars welcomes Mr. Roy as our newest softball program instructor. George brings 30 years of coaching and teaching experience to Game Time! George has been an Assistant Varsity coach at Dracut High School since 1998. In his his first year at Dracut, he aided the team in winning the MIAA Division 11 State High School championship. In addition, George coaches a youth traveling team where, under his coaching, has won the following:

* 6 J.O. State Championships

* 5 New England Championships

* AFA East coast Championship

* 14 Nationals

* 4 time top ten team at Nationals

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Matt Stone-Baseball Instructor

Former Head Coach and former Assistant Coach of Lowell Legion Post 87 Baseball • Led Post 87 to the 2002 and 2003 State Tournament as Head Coach • Former Head Coach of Pelham Memorial Baseball • 4 year pitcher for UMass Lowell • Former Lowell High Standout and Lowell Sun All-Star • Greater Lowell Baseball Clinic Instructor • Current Lowell Cath High School head coach

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Ramcy Lora-Baseball Instructor

Coaching History:

Professional Instructor Future Stars and GameTime Sports and Fitness 2012-Present

2013 Jr. Spinners U11 and U15

Player History

 UMass Lowell Rogers State University Fisher College Jr. Spinners History: 2013 U11 and U15 Coach

Coaching Inspiration comes from: Being able to relate to each player as an individual.

Favorite Quote: “Just play, have fun, enjoy the game.” Michael Jordon

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Jon Cahill-Baseball Instructor

UMass Lowell player from 1997-2001 • 2001 All American• 2001 non drafted free agent signee of the Anaheim Angels • Played as high as AA in the Texas League • 2004-2006 coached the Ohio Valley Red Coats• Current Hitting coach for the Washington Wild Things in the Frontier

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Robyn McDonough-Softball Instructor

 

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April Eringis-Softball Instructor

 

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Thyra Dewey-Softball Pitching Instructor

 

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Julie Patno Softball Instructor

Julie was a four year starter and NE-10 All-Conference Catcher/2nd baseman at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Setting numerous team and career records, she also helped lead UML to a Northeast-10 Championship Title. She was a three time MVP of Chelmsford HS Softball, Lowell Sun Player of the Year, and Boston Herald and Boston Globe All-Scholastic. Julie has served as a Chelmsford High School assistant varsity softball coach for the past 5 years and has provided individual and group instruction for over 10 years.

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Melanie Bettencourt-Softball Instructor

  • 1997 MA Division 2 State Champs H.S.
  • 1998 MA Division 2 State Champs H.S.
  • 1998 DHS Most Improved Player
  • 1998 Lowell Sun All-Star
  • 1999 Lowell Sun Player of the Year
  • 1999 Boston Globe Player of The Year
  • 1999 Boston Herald Player of the Year
  • 1999 WBTV Player of the Week-TV Interview
  • 1999 MA School Sports April Cover-Spring Athlete
  • 1996 & 1999 MVC North Sectionals Champs
  • ERA for 4 years of high school: .74
  • Only two losses in high school
  • Played 10 years travel softball coached under Miles Page & George Roy (ASA, AFA & NSA)
  • Several MA and N.E. Championship Titles and apperences in National Tournaments placing 3rd and 7th.
  • Played 4 years of Division 3 Softball at Endicott College (CCC Division)
  • CCC Champs 2003
  • NCAA Regional Appearance 2003
  • Been teaching lessons since 2001
  • Coached 2 years for the N.E. Hurricanes
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Derek Favreau--Baseball Instructor

At Tewksbury High School, Derek Favreau served as the baseball team's 2 time conference all-star where he earned the Lowell Sun all star and the MVC league MVP for 1999. At Bridgewater State College he was the 2003 team captain and became assisstant coach in 2004. He also played for the Chelmsford Merchants from 2000 to 2004, where he became the team's coach in 2004. He became coelh of the Diamond Dawgs team now the Lowell Jr. Spinners, in 2004.

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Mark Rurak--Baseball Instructor

Born in Lowell, MA, Coach Rurak played high school at Lowell High for 4 years. After graduating from Lowell, Coach Rurak was a 3 year starter at the University of Mass, Lowell. He was elected a tri-captain in his senior year and also was selected second team ALL-NECC his junior and senior season. Currently Coach Rurak is the head coach of the junior varsity at Lowell High where he has coached the past 8 years. Coach Rurak will enter his 3rd season as head coach of the New England Diamond Dawgs, now the Lowell Jr. Spinners.

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Janai Jackson-Basketball Instructor

Janai Jackson a native of Prince George's county Maryland, began playing basketball at the age of six. With a start in county leagues, she would eventually go on to play AAU basketball.  Janai was scouted by Dianne Richardson, current George Washington University Women's Basketball assistant coach, to play point guard at Riverdale Baptist School in Upper Marlboro,MD.  In 2005, her senior year, the Riverdale Crusaders were ranked No.1 by the "Washington Post" and No.2 by the "USA Today". Janai earned an athletic scholarship to Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC. In 2009, Janai  led her team to the first CIAA conference championship in school history. After graduating with a Bachelors degree in Physical Education, Teacher Education, Janai returned to Prince George's County, where she taught middle school physical education.  Janai gained coaching experience coaching girls AAU 7th grade, 9th grade boys AAU, and 6th grade girls county league. In fall of 2012, Janai became the head coach of the girls varsity program of High Point High School in Beltsville, MD. The Eagles would have their best record since the 1970's. At the end of the season, the "Prince George's County Gazette" featured an article on Janai's exceptional coaching skills, basketball success and ability to have a positive and powerful impact with student athletes. In addition to her passion for basketball, Janai loves God, her family and friends and refers to them as her motivation.

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Richie Manzi-Baseball Instructor

Rich was a 4-year starter at shortstop and second base for Saint Anselm College (2010-2013). As a senior at St. A’s, he was voted team captain and named team M.V.P. In 2012 he was a member of the St. A’s team that won the Northeast-10 regular season championship and he was named to the East Regional All-Tournament team. Rich currently holds the Saint Anselm College record for most career singles and was the recipient of the BoSox scholarship award entering his senior season. In high school Rich was a 4-year starter, a 1st team All-State selection as a shortstop for his junior and senior year, and named the Most Outstanding Athlete for his high school’s graduating class. Upon graduation in 2013, Rich has been the head coach of a middle school baseball team, coached multiple all star teams, and has been a baseball instructor for players 8-15 years of age.

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Mike Welch-Baseball Instructor

Mike began his professional pitching career in 1993 after being drafted in the 3rd Mets out of the University of Southern Maine.

He experienced immediate success for the Pittsfield Mets by being awarded the Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the Year award for the New York Penn League and the Double Day Award winner for the Mets A affiliate. Over the next several years he compiled forty seven saves with the Binghamton Mets (AA), and Norfolk Tides (AAA), while being chosen for the Eastern League All Star team in 1996. In 1998, he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies where he made his major league debut in July 1998 against the New York Mets, under manager, Terry Francona.

In 2000, he signed with the Boston RedSox Organization as a minor league free agent where he remained for the duration of the season. Throughout those years, Mike has competed in numerous winter baseball leagues to include, the Hawaiian Winter Baseball League, Arizona Fall League, The Puerto Rican League, and the Venezuelan Winter Baseball League. At one time during his professional career he even shared the bullpen with teammate, Coach Marc Deschenes.

He now resides in Nashua, New Hampshire and is passionate about passing on his knowledge of pitching to young players who strive to make the most out of their ability.

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Carrie Ladebauche--Softball Instructor

Carrie Ladebauche is a resident of Dracut, Ma and has many years of player, teacher and coaching experience. She had an outstanding pitching career for Dracut High, where she won many awards and holds the current record for strikeouts in a single game. Carrie continued her softball experience at Merrimack College, where she was named to the Northeast-10 All Conference Team three consecutive years and the All-Regional Team. While at Merrimack College, she helped the Warriors to the Division II Northeast Regionals and the College World Series, including a Final Four appearance as a senior. Carrie has coached in several summer travel programs and at the high school level. Most recently she is the Assistant Coach at Dracut High School. She has a solid reputation for her instruction and has provided individual and team pitching instruction at many clinics in the Merrimack Valley for over 10 years.

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Steve Botto-Baseball Instructor

At Lowell High School, Steve Botto stood out as a 3-year starter (2nd base) on the school's baseball team. He continued his status as a 3-year starter (2nd base) at U-Mass Lowell as well as becoming team captain for two years. He continued his baseball career by serving as assistant coach for Lowell Legion Baseball from 1998 to 2001. He also served as head coach (2003-2005) for Greater Lowell Northeast Baseball and assistant varsity coach (1998-present) and a baseball camp instructor (11 years) for Greater Lowell Baseball. Mr. Botto is available for private hitting and fielding lessons.

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Jarrett Fay-Baseball Instructor

Assumption Alumni • played professionally in Holland

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Sean Patno-Baseball Instructor

Four year UMass Lowell shortstop 2003-2007

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Julie Brodie-Softball Instructor

Played four years at UMass Lowell• All-conference catcher/2nd baseman• Led UML to the NE-10 Championship• Former Chelmsford High standout• Former Lowell Sun Player of the Year • UML catching clinic instructor

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Kirk Monbleau-Baseball Instructor


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