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Head Coaches

Matt Antonelli

Antonelli Baseball was founded by Matt Antonelli. Matt played collegiately at Wake Forest University and was a 1st round draft pick of the San Diego Padres in 2006. He made his Major League debut in 2008 and played eight seasons for the Padres, Nationals, Orioles, Yankees, and Indians. After his playing career ended, he coached at Wake Forest University during the 2014 season and was the Recruiting Coordinator and Assistant Coach at Holy Cross during the 2015 season. Matt has first-hand knowledge of the college recruiting process and has relationships with hundreds of college coaches around the country. He runs every winter workout and practice to help develop each player to his full potential. 

Jack Antonelli

Jack currently serves as the Antonelli Baseball 16U Head Coach and assists in recruiting. As a player, he attended North Adams State and North Shore Community College where he pitched. (1979-1982). He has coached both baseball and football at St. John’s Prep for the last eighteen years (1999-2017) and has coached travel baseball for over fifteen years, including years with The New England Lighting (16U), The Mass Magic (15U,16U), The Boston Jr. Rams (10U-16U), and The Academy (14U). Jack helped develop his son Matt throughout his playing career and helped guide him through both the recruiting and draft process. 

Joe Massa

Joe currently serves as the Antonelli Baseball 12U Head Coach. As a player, he graduated from Malden Catholic in 1986 and was inducted into the MC Hall of Fame in 1998. He played Baseball and Football and was a Catholic Conference All-Star in both sports. He continued his baseball career at the University of Maine, Orono, playing 2B and graduated in 1990. Joe coached Little League Baseball in Everett for 11 years, winning multiple Distrcit 12 All-Star titles as well as winning the 11 year old All-Star State Championship in 2007. Joe has coached AAU and EBL baseball for the Boston Jr Rams (12U,14U) and SilverHawks (12U, 14U, 15U) baseball teams.

Roberto Valdez

Roberto currently serves as the 15U head coach for Antonelli Baseball. He has twenty-two years of coaching experience with both the Seattle Mariners and Milwaukee Brewers organizations. Roberto has coached several Major League All-Starts including David Ortiz, Jose Reyes, Nelson Cruz, Carlos Gomez, and Rafael Soriano. He is a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association, National Baseball Coaches Association, and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. As a player, Roberto had a very successful professional playing career as an outfielder with the Seattle Mariners. 

Ryan McDermott

Ryan currently serves as the Head Coach of the Antonelli Baseball 18U team. He also enters his third season as an assistant coach with the UMass Boston baseball program. Prior to his arrival at Antonelli Baseball, Ryan coached at both the legion and AAU levels. As a player, McDermott was a four-year starting shortstop and senior captain at UMass Dartmouth. He was a career .311 hitter and totaled 186 hits in 147 career games. 

Russ Steeves

Russ currently serves as the Antonelli Baseball 15U Head Coach. Before joining Antonelli Baseball, he had great success as the Head Coach for Bishop Fenwick High School. His teams won three straight Catholic Central League baseball titles, the first time the school had done so in its history. He also reached the postseason all of his years at the helm, compiling an overall 61-30. He also has coached travel baseball for The Academy. 

Charlie Palma

Charlie currently serves as the Head Coach of the 11U Antonelli Baseball team. Charlie has previously coached at the 16U, 17U, and 18U levels. Before joining the Antonelli Baseball staff, Charlie spent six years coaching for Legends Baseball, where he served as the head coach for multiple age levels. Charlie's son Nick is an outfielder for the Umass Boston baseball team. 

David Allie

David currently serves as the Head Coach for the 13U Antonelli Baseball team. As a player, he was a high school pitcher and captain for Danvers High School. He continued his playing career as a pitcher for Westfield State University. David began his coaching career as an assistant coach for the Danvers High School Varsity team. He helped lead the team to a State Championship in 2001. Prior to coaching for Antonelli Baseball, David coached AAU baseball for the North Shore Tigers. He has also helped run Mike Andrew's and Roger Day's baseball camps.