BEVERLY, Mass. – Every year it seems as if the Endicott baseball program's coaching tree grows another branch. Whether former student-athletes from the program join the Gulls' staff or find employment in the coaching profession elsewhere, Endicott's brand of baseball is being spread throughout the region and the country by a multitude of alums.
There's a simple reason as to why Endicott's baseball program has produced many future coaches over the years.
"They are all passionate about the game of baseball, they all love competition and they all understand that they have an incredible opportunity to positively impact young men's lives through their teaching, mentoring and coaching," said Endicott baseball head coach Bryan Haley. "As a coach, more often than not, we are genuinely excited to go to work every day, and every day, our work is extremely fulfilling. Coach DeFelice puts it best when he describes his 50-plus years in coaching, 'I've never had to work a day in my life.'"
Below is a list of Endicott baseball student-athletes who have joined the coaching ranks upon graduation. Of note is Harry Oringer '15 (Dartmouth, Mass.) who is the latest hire from the coaching tree. Oringer has returned to The Nest to assist Coach Haley and Coach DeFelice as a member of the Gulls' staff.
Endicott Coaching Tree
Brian Anderson '09, Grafton High School, Head Coach
Mike Barbati '11, Malden High School, Assistant Coach
Drew Betts '10, Salem Academy, Head Coach
Kevin Dupras '13, Former Western New England University Pitching Coach
Taylor English '14, Salem Academy, Assistant Coach
Eric Fields '08, Lynn English, Pitching Coach
Tad Gold '14, Martha's Vineyard Sharks, Assistant General Manager
Robert Goldstick '13, AAU in Illinois
Dan Gomez '08, Western New England University, Head Coach
John Halsey '12, Reading High School (Assistant Coach)/Former Endicott Assistant Coach
Brett Holmgren '14, Martha's Vineyard Sharks (Assistant Coach)/Former Endicott Assistant Coach
Nick Kelley '10, Lynn Classical High School, Former Assistant Coach
Brian Millea '12, Wakefield High School, Assistant Coach
Harry Oringer '15, Former Bucknell University Assistant Coach/Current Endicott Assistant Coach
Ben Petrides '12, Salem Academy (Assistant Coach)
Zac Poland '15, East Carolina University, Graduate Student Assistant
Nick Roberts '12, Legends AAU (Head Coach)/Former Endicott Assistant Coach
Mike Russo '12, Natick High School, Assistant Coach
Aaron Santos '10, Cushing Academy, Assistant Coach
Gavin Softic '08, Salem High School, Head Coach
Luis Uribe '08, Cathedral High School (Boston), Head Coach
Tom Warner '08, Former NHTI Head Coach
(Photo Credit - David Le '10)