Baseball Ops & College Coach with Extensive Experience in Player Development; Previous exp. in Italy (.340/.493/.509) Rapsodo & Driveline Certified | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Baseball Ops & College Coach with Extensive Experience in Player Development; Previous exp. in Italy (.340/.493/.509) Rapsodo & Driveline Certified

Name: Andrew Cresci

Height: 172.7cm

Weight: 77kg

DOB: January 29, 1991

Date Available: May 22, 2021

Will Pay Flight

Bats: L

Throws: R

Positions: Coach

Positions (alt): Coach, Youth Coach, 2B, OF

College: Sacred Heart University

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Personal

I have extensive experience within baseball both coaching and building organizations with a strong focus on player development. Utilizing the latest industry tools, I revitalized and managed a large-scale program in the United States, developing players from the youth thru collegiate level. My time coaching has been spread across the baseball spectrum within the US, while also spending time playing (.340/.493/.509) and coaching overseas in Italy’s FIBS. Working primarily with hitters, I’ve built individualized programs utilizing data and constraint-based training approaches to help athletes build and find success. 

Certifications:

  • Driveline – Foundations of Hitting (October 2020)
  • Rapsodo – Pitching Certification (August 2020)

 

Languages:

  • English – Native Proficiency
  • Italian – Limited Working Proficiency
  • French/Spanish – Elementary Proficiency

 

Overseas goals: Use my knowledge and experience to help grow the game globally

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2017 S.S. Lazio Baseball Club Italy Serie B LF/CF, hit predominantly in the 2 hole

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2014-17 Hitting Instructor Rob Debrino's Baseball Academy Youth, High School Provided individual and group instruction to athletes aged 8-18
2018- 20 Director of Baseball Operations Koa Sports League Youth, High School, College Managed operations and program implementation for a large scale ($1M budget) baseball department serving players ranging from youth thru the collegiate level. Utilized tech. such as HitTrax, Rapsodo, Blast Motion and Diamond Kinetics in creating individualized player development structures program-wide.
2020- Pres. Head Coach Ignite Baseball Academy 17U Lead practice planning and hitting development for 17U roster.
2021- Pres. Assistant Coach Bishop Ireton HS High School Assist in program and player development.
2021- Pres. Assistant Coach - Hitting Coach Central Lakes College NJCAA Hitting development thru data driven practices and constraint based training. Assist in the recruiting process as well as utilizing technology such as Rapsodo, Blast Motion and video analysis.

Stats

Pro/Overseas Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2017 Lazio 16 53 20 18 3 3 0 13 14 13 5 0 .340 .493 .509

Testimonials

Rob DeBrino

Owner, Rob Debrino’s Baseball Academy
rdebrino21@gmail.com

Nicholas Tolisano

Director, Koa Sports
nickt@koasports.org

Andrew came in during a time of high turnover and instability in the baseball department and hit the ground running. His work ethic was clear right from the start, usually being the first to arrive in the morning and the last to leave at night. He was committed to developing a solid program and balanced his effective leadership skills with his ability to be a team player. On the field he applied both his playing experience with his extensive knowledge of the game to motivate and inspire the players, further enhancing the program across the board. His attention to detail and passion for what he does are second to none, and he would be a significant addition to any organization.


Additional Info

Playing/Coaching Preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Europe Pro (Italy, The Netherlands), Australia Semi-pro (State Leagues), Australia Pro (Australian Baseball League), New Zealand Semi-pro, South Africa Semi-pro, Asia Pro (Japan, Korea, Taiwan)

 

Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self), Shared living arrangement, own bedroom, Shared living arrangement, shared bedroom

 

Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season

 

Prior engagements: No

 

Recent injuries/illnesses: No

 

Traveling with a companion: No

 

Educational background: Sacred Heart University, BS in Sports Management, 2014