RBI Staff - Baseball Instructors
The Professional coaching staff at RBI Baseball Camps and Clinics rivals that of any program in the country. Coaches have experience playing and/or coaching at the professional, collegiate, and high school level. All RBI coaches are hand picked to ensure the highest quality of instruction regardless of the participant's ability level. Each staff member is committed to providing each participant with a safe and enjoyable experience while learning the best in baseball skills. Our entire staff is committed to the RBI mission of effectively providing young people of all ages with the skills that guide them toward success both on the baseball diamond, and throughout life, teaching the importance of individual responsibility, teamwork, and a positive attitude towards everyday life.
Coach Sullivan was a standout player at Foxboro High School, having been named Captain in 2002. In that same year, Coach Sullivan was named team defensive MVP as a catcher and was the starting pitcher in the Hockomock All-Star game. He led his team in At-Bats, Hits, Doubles, Runs, RBI, Walks, Stolen Bases, E.R.A., and Opponent’s Batting Average. Coach Sullivan ended his stellar high school career with a 2.32 E.R.A. As a member of the Foxboro Post 93 Legion baseball team in 2001, Coach Sullivan hit .370 and lead his team to 17 straight wins, a District Title, and a Sectional Finals appearance. Coach Sullivan went on to play for Framingham State College from 03–04.
Coach Sullivan returned to Foxboro High School as an Assistant Coach in 2005 where the Warriors won their first MIAA Tournament game in 10 years. Chris remained at FHS as the Freshmen Coach and Varsity Assistant from 07-10 during which time the Warriors reached the South Sectional Finals in 07 and the South Sectional Semi Final in 09. After spending two seasons at Bishop Feehan High School, Coach Sullivan returned to his alma mater as Varsity Head Coach in 2013.
Chris is entering his second year as the Director of the Hawks 15U/16U age groups and will be coaching the 15U Columbia team this season, his sixth with the Hawks program.
Coach Quigley is a 2006 graduate of Taunton High School, where he was a Boston Globe and Taunton Gazette All-Scholastic, and was named the “2006 Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year”. He received an academic and baseball scholarship to attend Northeastern University, where he studied Finance & Management. Serving as both a starting pitcher and a reliever, Coach Quigley had a successful career at NU, and in the Cape Cod Baseball League. While playing for the Harwich Mariners in 2008, the team won the CCBL Championship, and he was personally awarded the “John J. Claffey Top New England Prospect Award” In 2009, Coach Quigley was selected in the 22nd round by the Oakland Athletics. He played two seasons with their Minor League affiliates where he learned the game under the guidance of many former long-time major league players and coaches.
After his career ended with Oakland, he played two seasons with the Southern Illinois Miners of the independent Frontier Baseball League. In 2011, he was among the league leaders in many major pitching categories for relievers, and finished the season off at 6-1 with a 1.68 ERA out of the bullpen. The next season, he was part of the 2012 Frontier League Champion Southern Illinois Miners. After retiring from professional baseball, Coach Quigley started coaching and instructing at RBI. He is now a full-time employee and runs the Hawks College Development Program. Coach Quigley specializes in pitching instruction and training, and has a strong background in many other aspects of the game as well.
Coach Anzalone has been an integral part of the RBI staff since 2004. A graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego with a BS in Industrial Arts and a Masters in Instructional Media from Bridgewater State University, Jerry was a teacher in the Walpole school system for 35 years. Coach Anzalone has directed RBI's Head Start Program as well as many of the RBI Baseball Summer Day Camps. Prior to his coaching career at RBI, Jerry coached in the New England Lighting organization but was most well-known by his many years coaching in the Walpole Little League. During his 20 years coaching in Walpole Jerry coached the 1991 Little League State Champions and has seen his players achieve tremendous success at the higher levels. In 2011 Jerry was a coach on the Gold Medal winning Southeast Baseball Team in the Bay State Games. Jerry currently lives in Walpole with his wife Caroline.
Mike Rocco is entering his second year as the Head Baseball Coach at Assumption College (D2). Prior to coming to Lesley, he was the head coach at Lesley University, and has coached at New England Collegiate College (NECC), and rival Daniel Webster College in Nashua, New Hampshire. Rocco served as the Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator. Aside from his recruiting duties, he worked with the hitters and infielders. During the summer of 2008, Rocco was an assistant coach with the Keene Swamp Bats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Before coaching at Daniel Webster, he was a standout at Bryant University as the first baseman for the Bulldogs. As a four-year starter, Rocco completed his career as the program leader in games played (204), third in career hits (221) and was the career and season leader in put outs, which he currently holds the NCAA Division II records. As a freshman in 2004, Rocco helped lead the Bulldogs to their first ever Division II College World Series appearance in Montgomery, Alabama. That season saw him garner Northeast 10 Conference Freshman of the Year honors. The following year in 2005, Rocco was a member of the Bryant basketball team that reached the NCAA Division II National Championship game. Rocco was named to Northeast 10 All-Conference Team twice and was placed on the Northeast Regional Tournament Team in both 2004 and 2007. The Tewksbury, Massachusetts native began his coaching career with the Billerica American Legion program and also served a year on the Lowell American Legion staff. He has also served as the Head Coach of the cross country team at Daniel Webster where he guided the Eagles to an NECC championship in 2008, culminating with a berth in the NCAA Regionals and his being named NECC Coach of the Year. He has also been named as a member of the Bryant University 'All-Decade Team' as well as being Named Tewksbury High Schools 'Athlete of the Decade' both in 2010. Coach Rocco currently resides in Worcester, MA.
Ryan Healey graduated Stonehill College in 2010 with a degree in American History. During his collegiate career as a catcher and first baseman, Ryan helped lead the Skyhawks to the Northeast-10 Championship in his senior year and a bid to the New England Division II Regional. Coach Healey played in both the Clark Griffith Summer Collegiate League (Virginia) for the Arlington Diamonds as well as the Augusta Nationals of the Great South Collegiate League (Georgia) playing against many top collegiate prospects. Prior to his collegiate career, Ryan was a 4-year Varsity starter at catcher for Lynn English HS in Lynn, MA. As a senior in 2006, Ryan collected a multitude of awards including Northeastern Conference All-Star, E-Mass All-Star, Massachusetts State All-Star, and was named the Army National Guard Player of the Year. That summer Ryan's Bay State Games team took home the gold medal in addition to winning a North Shore Baseball League title with the Swampscott Sox where he was a teammate of RBI Director Joe Breen. After his collegiate career, Ryan became the lead catching and hitting instructor at the Hit-Zone in Swampscott, MA while also coaching the 14U Hit-Zone Hornets and an 18U Prospect team. Coach Healey now resides in Norwood and still plays for the Swampscott Sox of the NSBL.
Coach Bernstein is a 2011 graduate of Tufts University earning his degree in Economics. Ed made a name for himself at Tufts in his senior year as he was named the NESCAC Pitcher of the Year as well as a Division III 2nd Team All-American after recording a clean 0.00 ERA in his 20 appearances as the team’s closer. He struck out 43 batters in 32.2 innings and only gave up 1 extra base hit while opponents hit a mere .127 off him. Bernstein served as the Assistant Coach on the 2013 RBI Hawks 15U-Columbia team and after rave reviews from his players has switched over to the Head Coaches role for the 2014 season. Ed also serves as the freshman basketball coach at Foxboro High School, his alma mater.
Coach Ben Blaisdell is a 2007 graduate of Mansfield High School, where he earned varsity letters all four years. He helped the Hornets capture back to back Hockomock League titles in 2006 and 2007, and was named as the Hockomock League's MVP after hitting .495 during his senior year. He went on to start at shortstop in the Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game after the season. Following high school, Coach Blaisdell went on to have an injury plagued career at Curry College, where he was named to three consecutive conference all-academic teams. In 2009, as a sophomore, he hit .360 and helped to contribute to a national team batting title and a national ranking that got as high as #12 in the Division III polls, before a broken foot ended his season after 20 games. Despite fracturing his back in 2010, he was able to return to the field in late 2011 for the final games of his senior season. Ben has been a member of the RBI family since 2004 first as a member, and now as an Instructor.
Coach Erickson graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) with a degree in Business Management in 2013. In his collegiate career as a first baseman at RPI, Chuck was a 2-time Academic All-Conference, 2-time Academic All-District, 3-time All-Liberty League Conference and finally was named to the 2011 ECAC All-Region team after hitting.371. Erickson led the Conference in 2012 in Home Runs, then in 2013 in Home Runs and Batting Average. He finished his career with a Conference Tournament Championship and a Semi-Finals appearance in the New York Region of the NCAA Tournament.
Chuck is a 2009 graduate of Mansfield High School, where he had a phenomenal baseball career. In 2007 as a sophomore, he led the Hockomock League in ERA as a pitcher at 1.33 and was named to the Sun Chronicle All-Star team. The next two seasons he was named to ESPN Rise Magazine’s All-Greater Boston teams while leading the 2009 Mansfield Hornets all the way to the Division I South Sectionals. During the summers, Erickson played for the Canton A’s of the Cranberry League where he was named to the CBL All-Star team and won the All-Star Game’s MVP Award. Coach Erickson currently resides in Mansfield and you can catch him still working on his swing in the RBI batting cages every week!
Coach John Garabedian is a 2013 graduate from Bridgewater State University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Art with a concentration in Graphic Design. John was a four year starter in centerfield for the Bridgewater State Bears and was a standout defensive stalwart and a team captain his senior year. He currently holds the school record for most consecutive games played at 160 (2010–13) and was named to four straight conference all-academic teams. He helped lead his team to back to back conference titles and to the NCAA Division III New England Regional championship round, falling just one win short of a bid to the College World Series.
John enjoyed a great career at Mansfield High School where he earned two varsity letters and hit .424 with 5 home runs. He was also a Hockomock League All Star and Sun Chronicle All Star and helped his team to the Division I South Sectional Semi Finals. John played most recently in the well-respected Cranberry Baseball League for the Canton A’s and Brockton Dirt Dogs. There he hit .342 and was selected as a starter in the 2011 CBL All Star Game. John has been a part of the RBI family since 2006 first as a summer camp coach and now as an Assistant RBI Hawks Coach. John currently resides in Mansfield, Massachusetts.
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