SLUGGERS ACADEMY STAFF

Tracey Gondelman

General Manager-Contact for all Group Contracts

  • Graduated from Dean College with a degree in Sports Management
  • District Manager for Boston Sports Club (2000-2007)- Responsible for 8 clubs including meeting and exceeding financial targets, acquisitions/opening of new clubs, customer service, managing of club/fitness managers
  • Center Director for Creative Movement & Arts Center in Needham (2007-2012)
  • Massachusetts Certified Competition Judge for Gymnastics (1998-2010)
  • Gymnastics Coach Level 4-8
  • Joined the Sluggers Team in 2012

JP Scott

Director of Baseball, Director of Fury

  • Attended Columbia Hickman High School- Won Missouri State 5A (Big Schools) Baseball Title in 1990
  • Played 2 seasons at Rend Lake CC in Southern Illinois.  1991 - 1993
  • Played Basketball and Baseball at Maryville University in St. Louis, MO. 1993 – 1996.
  • At Merryville, JP was 1st team All Conference in Baseball, holds School records in hits (58) and Doubles (18).
  • Graduate Assistant Coach at Maryville University in 1997 & 1998. Worked with hitters and outfielders.
  • Baseball instructor at Ozzie Smith’s Sports Academy  1996 – 1999.  Director of Summer Camps and lead Instructor.
  • Worked for Mo Vaughn’s Hit Dog Training Center in 2003-2004 as camp instructor and delivered private lessons.
  • 2003 started coaching AAU Baseball for NE Ruffnecks 12U team finished 2nd in Cooperstown, NY.
  • 2004  - Mass Pride Baseball Club and stayed until 2008. National Tournaments in Sarasota, FL. Orlando, FL.(2) & Myrtle Beach, SC- Coached 13U & 14U teams.
  • Joined the JM Force Baseball Club 2008. National Tournament Sarasota, FL- Coached 14U & 15U teams.
  • Head Varsity Baseball coach at Canton High School
  • Joined Nokona Baseball Club 2012- Head Coach for the  17U-18U select/showcase teams.


Mark Hernandez

Director of Softball (Complete Softball at Sluggers Academy), Metrowest Thunder Softball Coach

  • Assistant Coach - Hillsdale College. Michigan
  • Head Varsity Coach - St Mary's Catholic HS, Monroe Michigan
  • Head Coach - Noble and Greenough School
  • Head Coach - Needham High School
  • Head Varsity Coach - Holliston High School
  • Head Coach - Central MA Thunder U18 Showcase Team

 

BASEBALL INSTRUCTORS

JP Scott

Director of Baseball, Director of Fury
  • Attended Columbia Hickman High School- Won Missouri State 5A (Big Schools) Baseball Title in 1990
  • Played 2 seasons at Rend Lake CC in Southern Illinois.  1991 - 1993
  • Played Basketball and Baseball at Maryville University in St. Louis, MO. 1993 – 1996.
  • At Maryville, JP was 1st team All Conference in Baseball, holds School records in hits (58) and Doubles (18).
  • Graduate Assistant Coach at Maryville University in 1997 & 1998. Worked with hitters and outfielders.
  • Baseball instructor at Ozzie Smith’s Sports Academy  1996 – 1999.  Director of Summer Camps and lead Instructor.
  • Worked for Mo Vaughn’s Hit Dog Training Center in 2003-2004 as camp instructor and delivered private lessons.
  • 2003 started coaching AAU Baseball for NE Ruffnecks 12U team finished 2nd in Cooperstown, NY.
  • 2004  - Mass Pride Baseball Club and stayed until 2008. National Tournaments in Sarasota, FL. Orlando, FL.(2) & Myrtle Beach, SC- Coached 13U & 14U teams.
  • Joined the JM Force Baseball Club 2008. National Tournament Sarasota, FL- Coached 14U & 15U teams.
  • Head Varsity Baseball coach at Canton High School
  • Joined Nokona Baseball Club 2012- Head Coach for the  17U-18U select/showcase teams.

Brandon Sinnery

  • Graduated from Worcester Academy (2008)- First Team All-League, Ranked by Perfect Game as a top-3 Massachusetts prep pitcher prior to senior campaign, Won 18U National Championship Sandlot Tournament in Nashville, Tenn.
  • Played at University of Michigan (2008-2012)- All-Big Ten Third Team (2011), NSCA All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year (2011), Big Ten Pitcher of the Week (May 7, 2012), Voted Team Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Pitcher (2012)
  • Signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks- Single A, Diamondbacks Minor League Pitcher of the Month (July 2013)

Nick Del Vecchio

  • 1st Baseman, Outfielder - Harvard University
  • Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 1992 MLB draft
  • Played 6 years in the Yankees minor league system, twice topping 50 extra base hits in a season
  • Instructor - Private & Group Lessons
  • Instructor - Clinics & Camps
  • Assistant Coach - Fury AAU 13U

Mike Smith

  • Played at the University of Richmond
  • Signed by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 5th round of the 2000 amateur draft at the end of his college career
  • Made his Major League debut on April 26th, 2002 and went on to play in Major League games for the Blue Jays and the Minnesota Twins. He played seven seasons in AAA with the Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies, Minnesota Twins, and St. Louis Cardinals organizations. 
  • In between seasons he played winter ball in Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico. 
  • In 2009, he left the York Revolution of the Atlantic League to play in Asia for the Brother Elephants of Taiwan’s  Chinese Professional Baseball League. 
  • He pitched his next two seasons for the Can-Am League’s Brockton Rox in Brockton, Massachusetts. In 2010 he led the League in wins and ERA, going 12-3 with a 2.87 ERA in 125.1 innings and collecting 108 strikeouts. 
  • Named the Can-Am League’s 2010 “Star of Stars” and was selected to both the Can-Am All Star Team and First Team All Independent League 2010. 
  • In 2011 he took on the responsibilities of Pitching Coach in addition to being a player. He continued his double duty when he went to Italy to coach and play for Grosseto in the Italian Baseball League in 2012. 

Rob Young

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