Coaches Bios

Robert Maida

  • Assistant Coach Wall Township High School (2002-2006) Program won 12 Championship's over 5 years, including 5 for 5 in 2004 
  • Assistant Head Coach Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (2008) Ranked #7 in state
  • Assistant Coach Richard Stockton College of NJ
  • Owner, Area Scout and Coach for Selectfest, Ranked #2 High School Showcase in the Nation by Baseball America.
  • Director of Stars of Tomorrow - High School Showcase
  • Former Director of Monmouth-Ocean Senior All Star game
  • Co. Head Coach of Carpenter Cup 2009.
  • Owner and President of 9ers Baseball Club

Timmy Kelly

  • Former Head Coach at Mercy College
  • Former Assistant Coach @ Dominican College
  • Former Assistant Coach at Pace University
  • Outfield and Hitting Coordinator

Ed Galante

  • Former All-State at Wall Township High School (2005-2006)
  • Former All-Shore Player at Wall Township High School (2003-2006)
  • Former All-American Catcher at Brookdale Community College (2006 & 2007)
  • Former Assistant Coach at Red Bank Catholic High School (2009)
  • Current Assistant Coach @ Brookdale Community College (2010-Present)
  • Catching Coordinator

Matt "Fred" Coulson

  • Former Pitcher at Freehold Boro High School (2001-2004)
  • Former All-Region Pitcher at Brookdale (2004-2005)
  • Former Pitcher at Monmouth University (2005-2006)
  • Assistant Coach at Freehold Boro High School (2008-Present)

Johnny Johnson

  • Former All-Shore & All-State Catcher @ Middletown South HS (1978-1981)
  • Former All-American Catcher @ Brookdale Community College (1981)
  • Fomer Catcher @ Miami Dade CC (1982)
  • Former All-American @ UNLV (1983-1984)
  • Former Assistant Coach @ Monmouth University (1988-1994)
  • Former Head Coach @ Bloomfield College (1995-1999)
  • Member of the Shore Conference All-Decade Team
  • Current Head Coach of Nationally Ranked Brookdale Community College (2000-Present)
    668 Wins
    12 Garden State Championships
    7 Region Titles
    7 World Series Appearances

Jim D'Aloia

  • Former player for the New York Yankees organization
  • Former scout for Toronto Blue Jays
  • Current Sr. Director of Pro Scouting for New York Mets

Sean Moran

  • Former Assistant Coach at Marist College
  • Former Assistant Coach at University of Pittsburgh
  • Current Scout for St. Louis Cardinals

Tim "Fish" Ballard

  • Former Pitcher at Sayerville Memorial High School (2002-2005)
  • Former Pitcher at Monmouth University (2005-2008)
  • Current High School Coach JFK High School

Brian Gill

  • Former player at Wall Twp. (2002-2005)
  • Former player at Rutgers Newark (2005-2009)

Lou Santangelo

  • Former player at CBA High School
  • Former catcher at Clemson University
  • Drafted in the 4th round by the Houston Astros
  • Played 11 years of Professional Baseball (8 years AAA)
  • Catching Instructor

Mike Murphy 

  • Program Speed & Strength Coach
  • Director of Parisi Speed School
  • Trained 75+ Division 1 Athletes 
  • 4 Year Starter with 39 Career Starts at Monmouth University All 
  • Northeast Conference Selection in 2011
  • Captain in 2011
  • All State and All Shore Football Player at Toms River High School East 2004-2008
  • Graduated With a Bachelors in Science from Monmouth University

Billy Lawson

  • Former All-American at Brookdale CC
  • Former Pitcher at Lynn University

Joe Smith

  • Former Head Coach Delsea High School 2000-2006
  • Former Assistant Toms River HS South 2007-2012
  • Former Assistant Vineland High School 2013-2015
  • Current Head Coach Williamstown High School 2016- Present
  • Director of SJ 9ers

Corey Hamman

  • Roxbury High School 4 year varsity starter
  • 2 time All County selection (Morris County)
  • Montclair State University (1998-2002)
  • 2000 College World Series MVP
  • NCAA Division 3 All Tournament Team (2002)
  • Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 12th Round
  • Head coach at Lacey Township High School 2013- Present
  • A-South Coach of the Year 2015

Jessica Nicola

  • Sayreville High School 4 year varsity starter
  • Former All-State SS @ Sayreville High School
  • Former Middlesex County Player of the year-  Sayreville High School
  • Former U-23 All-American for Jersey Inferno Travel Program
  • Monmouth University 4 year starter @ Catcher where she played 181 out of 182 games.
  • 1st Team All-NEC Player 2007, 2008, 2010
  • All time leader in doubles (41) Monmouth University
  • Ranks in top 10- RBI's, Home Runs, Batting Avg. Walks, & Runs Scored
  • Current Director of Softball for .9ers Softball Club

 

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