COACHES

PATRICK VIGILIO
Director of Operations and Player Development
Professional Baseball Scout: NY Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals, S.F. Giants
Patrick is entering his 25th year as public educator in the Norwalk Public School district. Currently, he teaches Math at Ponus Ridge Middle school in Norwalk, CT. and began working as an Associate Scout with the New York Mets Major League Baseball Club in 2017. He first began scouting in 2002 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and spent five years there before moving on to the Royals in 2008, then to the Giants from 2011-2014 and back to the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2014-2016.
Baseball U New England/Baseball U CT
Nine years ago Patrick founded the New England Hardball Academy and Baseball U New England. Baseball U New England is now known as Baseball U CT. This is a college based high school development program, providing players with a balanced scheme of practice and showcase tournaments in the New England region.
Baseball U New England/ CT is an affiliate of its nationally ranked parent program Baseball U out of West Long Branch, NJ. Baseball U has recently expanded and now has affiliates in North NJ, Pa and NY state. The standards that Patrick has set for Baseball U New England/CT and its mission of developing the whole student/athlete have quickly grown throughout the New England area with college coaches. The organizations success is now recognized nationally and has one of the top development programs in the country.
Public School Educator
Patrick is entering his 25th year as public educator in the Norwalk Public School district. Currently, he teaches Math at Ponus Ridge Middle school in Norwalk, CT. and began working as an Associate Scout with the New York Mets Major League Baseball Club in 2017. He first began scouting in 2002 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and spent five years there before moving on to the Royals in 2008, then to the Giants from 2011-2014 and back to the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2014-2016.
University of New Haven: Assistant Baseball Coach (2000–2002)
Prior to working with the Royals and the Pirates, Patrick returned to his undergraduate Alma Mata as an assistant coach for University of New Haven. As a UNH graduate he earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration, and played under legendary head coach Frank “Porky” Vieira from 1984-1986. His responsibilities from 2000–2002 included: national recruiting, practice implementation, team defense, and base running. During this two year period UNH compiled a 51–22 record.
Norwalk Community College: Associate Head Baseball Coach (1997–2000)
Success at the collegiate level began early for Patrick in is capacity as the Associate Head Baseball Coach at Norwalk Community Technical College and as a member of UNH’s nationally ranked teams in the early 80’s. During his three years at NCTC the program was ranked #1 nationally by the NJCAA (1997-2000). The Panthers compiled an astounding 142–15 record during that three year span. The crowning moment came when Patrick and the Panthers captured the 1998 NJCAA National Championship. The 1999 season saw the team finish with a 50-2 record including an amazing 50 straight wins. Even though a second national championship eluded them, the NCTC program had five players selected in the 1999 MLB draft. The highest selection in the third round was Baltimore Orioles LHP Eric Bedard. Patrick has coached and developed more than twenty additional players that have been MLB draft picks or have signed professional baseball contracts.
As the Associate Head Coach at NCTC, Patrick was also responsible for a national recruiting effort, on field coaching duties included work with infielders, outfielders, catchers, hitters and base runners, enforcing athletic policies, and conduct governing athletics and academics. Patrick also provided guidance and counseling for student/athletes in the areas of academics, financial aid, and admissions.
MARK LAMBERT
Player Development Coordinator/Coach/Player Counselor & Adviser
2004-Present: Xavier H.S. Middletown, CT
  • Guidance Counselor
2015-Present: Atlanta Braves
  • Associate Scout
Trinity College: Head Coach (2012–2013)
Mark Lambert has served as Trinity College's team Associate Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator and pitching coach for 8 years prior to his promotion to Head Coach in 2012. Lambert came to Trinity from the University of New Haven where he served as the associate head coach for four seasons. During his time there, New Haven compiled a 103-43 record, earning two NCAA Tournament bids and winning a conference championship in 2004. Prior to New Haven, Lambert served as the Head Coach at Norwalk Community College for seven years. 
Norwalk Community College: Head Baseball Coach (1997–2000)
During his tenure at Norwalk, He compiled an impressive 272-42 record, leading his team to five consecutive NJCAA World Series apperances including a national championship in 1998. While at Norwalk, Lambert coached 23 All Americans and had 20 players that were either drafted or signed professional contracts, including former major leaguer Eric Bedard. He was named the Northeast Regional Coach of the Year five times and was named National Coach of the Year in 1998 by the NJCAA and the American Baseball Coaches Association.

Lambert began his coaching career after a successful playing career at Sacred Heart University, where he served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator from 1990-1993. During that time the Pioneers made two trips to the NCAA Regional Tournament and earned a berth in the College World Series in 1992. Lambert has also coached professionally with the Bridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic League from 1998-2000, winning the league title in 1999, and the Mohawk Valley Land Sharks of the Northeast League in 1995.

A graduate from Sacred Heart with a degree in business administration, Lambert also earned his master's degree in counseling and human servces from the University of Bridgeport. He was inducted into the Notre Dame of Fairfield Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000. He currently resides in North Branford with his wife, Susan, and his daughter Casey. 
CHRIS LESIEUR
17U Coach/Player Counselor & Adviser
Present: New Haven Public Schools 
  • HS Guidance Counselor

2010-2012: Quinnipiac University
  • Volunteer Assistant Baseball Coach 

2008-2010: Greens Farms Academy
  • Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach

M.S. Fairfield University,CT
  • Counseling
  • Certified School Counselor
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
B.A University of New Haven,CT
  • Political Science
  • Baseball Scholarship
  • 2000 MLB Draft Pick 20th Rd Diamondbacks RHP
DENNIS SWEENY
17U Coach & Adviser
2002-Present: Jonathan Law H.S. Milford, CT
  • Health Educator

2002-2010: Jonathan Law H.S
  • Head Varsity Baseball Coach 
(140-69) Record, 6 division titles, 2 league titles, 2008 state championship

M.S. Southern CT State College
  • Health Education
B.S. Seton Hall University
  • Physical Education
  • Baseball Scholarship
  • 1991 MLB Draft Pick 23rd Rd Minnesota Twins LHP (5yr minor league playing career)

Allegany Community College, MD
  • All American: Big stick Award winner
  • National Batting Champion D1
TODD MATHEWSON
16U Coordinator Coach
Player Counselor & Advisor
2013-Present: Canterbury School, New Milford,CT
  • HS Guidance Counselor
  • Head Varsity Baseball Coach

2008-2013: Greens Farm Academy, Westport,CT
  • Recruiting Coordinator K-12
  • Head Varsity Baseball Coach

M.S. Business Adm. Clarke University
  • Graduate Asst Baseball Coach
B.A. Management Clarke University
  • Presidential Scholar (4rs)
  • Team Captain
  • ESPN All District
  • Career RBI leader
ANTHONY DANIELLO
16U CT Tournament Team Program Coordinator
Head Coach & Instructor
2011-Present: Kendall Elementary School Norwalk, CT
  • Physical and Health Educator

2008-Present: Brien McMahon High School
  • Varsity Assitant Baseball Coach 

2012-Present: PSYCH-K Facilitator 
  • Basic
  • Advanced 
  • Pro 
  • Health and Wellbeing

M.S. The Graduate Institute
  • Integrative Health and Healing
B.S. University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Physical and Health Education
JEFF ST PIERRE
16U CT Tournament Head Coach
2009-2013: Post University
  • 4 Year Varsity starter

Baseball U CT Alumni
PETER JAY
16U Travel Coach & Instructor​​
2014-Present: N.D West Haven
  • Varsity Assistant Baseball Coach

B.S. University of New Haven
  • Sports Management
  • All Northeast 10
  • All East Region
  • NEIBA All Star
  • 2013 NE 10 Tournament MVP
  • Finalist for the Josh Willinham Award (D2 National MVP)

Baseball U CT Alumni
BRYAN DANIELLO
16U Travel Coach & Instructor​​
Present: Salesforce
  • #1 Most Innovative Company
  • #1 Top 100 Companies to work for in 2018

B.A. University of Connecticut
  • Communications
  • Baseball Scholarship
  • 4 Year Starter and Captain (2016)
  • 2 Conference Titles (AAC, BIG EAST)
  • 2016 AAC All-Second Team
  • 2016 AAC All-Tournament Team
  • 4th All Time in Games Played for the Huskies
  • 12th All Time in Hits
  • 17th All Time in Doubles
  • 20th All Time Stolen Bases​​
  • CT HS Baseball Gatorade Player of the Year
  • 2 Time FCIAC Player of the Year 
  • 2 Time All State Selection

Baseball U CT Alumni
KYLE MILLER
Coach & Instructor
2006-Present: Wentworth Hooker Elementary School 
New Haven, CT (Grade 5)

2014-Present: N.D West Haven
  • Varsity Assistant Baseball Coach

2012-2014: Hamden Hall
  • Varsity Assistant Baseball Coach

2007-2009: West Haven HS
  • Varsity Assistant Baseball Coach

​2006: West Haven HS
  • Head JV Coach

2005: N.D. West Haven
  • Varsity Assistant Baseball Coach

Southern CT State University:
  • Currently pursing MA in TESOL
B.A. University of Vermont
  • Elementary Education
  • Scholar Athlete
  • Baseball Scholarship
  • All Conference Outfielder
RYAN TESTANI
Pitching Coach​​
Present: Ernst & Young LLP

B.S. Seton Hall University
  • Baseball Scholarship
  • Career 2.45 ERA
  • All BIG-EAST Second Team
  • Academic Merit Award Recipient
  • Named Breakthrough Student-Athlete of the Year
  • 2013 First Team All-State Shelton HS
  • 2012 Second Team All-State Shelton HS
  • 2012 CT HS State Champion

Baseball U CT Alumni
BRANDON TEGANO
Coach & Instructor​​
Present: Wilton Public Schools
  • Health & Physical Educator

2011-2015: Wilton High School
  • Assistant Coach

M.S. The Graduate Institute
  • Integrative Health and Healing
B.A. Southern CT State University
  • Exercise Science

Springfield College
  • Baseball
Lynn University
  • Baseball

Brien McMahon HS
  • 2 time All-State Selection
  • Captain
BRIAN STONE
Pitching Advisor
2011 University of New Haven Hall of Fame Induction

1986-1991: 36-23 record: 6 seasons (Mlk & St.Louis)

1986 MLB 6th Rd Draft pick Milwalke Brewers RHP
DAVID SCRIVINS
Organizational Player Scouting Adviser
2006-Present: St. Joseph High School Trumbull,CT 
  • Health Educator

2009-Present: Boston Red Sox
  • Scout

2005-2007: MLB Scouting Bureau

1997-2005: Colorado Rockies
  • Scout 

M.S. Southern CT State University
B.S. Springfield College
JOHN WELLS
National Director:
Baseball U Prospects
2012- Present: Seattle Mariners
  • Associate Scout 

2008-2012: Houston Astros
  • Associate Scout

2005-2008: Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Associate Scout