Frank Leoni enters his third year as the head coach at Marymount in 2016. He was chosen as the Saints' inaugural coach upon the program's inception in 2014. In only two seasons, Leoni has quickly guided Marymount up the ladder in the ultra competitive Capital Athletic Conference, one of the strongest in the nation.
In 2014, the program had a modestly successful first season when it started at least seven freshmen. The 2015 team doubled its win total from the previous year, finishing fourth in the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) standings and capturing the program's first-ever bid to the CAC Baseball Championship. Along the way, the 2015 edition won three games against nationally-ranked opponents (#2 Frostburg State University twice and #6 Shenandoah University), while its strength of schedule ranked 20th out of 380 NCAA DIII baseball programs.
In the summer of 2015, Leoni was the head coach of the Martha's Vineyard Sharks of the prestigious Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL). The FCBL is a well-respected summer collegiate wooden bat league located in New England and comprised of players from all around the country and all collegiate divisions. In the 2015 Major League Baseball draft, 30 current and former players from the FCBL were selected. The Sharks finished with a 34-20 record, capturing the FCBL regular-season championship. For his efforts, Leoni was named 2015 FCBL Co-Manager of the Year.
Chris Alberto enters his first season as the pitching coach at Marymount.
Prior to MU, he spent two years as an assistant coach at Western Connecticut State University where he coached the infielders and assisted with the hitters. He was also the head sub-varsity coach for its inaugural season in 2015. In his first season as the infield coach, Alberto mentored E.J. Lavoie, who became an all-conference shortstop as a freshman.
Alberto spent the summer of 2015 as the pitching coach on Frank Leoni's staff for the Martha's Vineyard Sharks of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. The Sharks finished the season with a 34-20 record, earning the FCBL Regular Season Championship. Alberto led the pitching staff to a league best 481 strikeouts and a 3.25 ERA, which was good for third in the league. Three of Alberto's pitchers, starting pitcher Zach Brown (Tufts), reliever/outfielder Donovan Casey (Boston College) and closer Mike Parmentier (Norfolk St.), were FCBL All-Stars. Another starting pitcher, Matt Tulley (Rollins), participated in the FCBL scout day as part of the All-Star festivities where he touched 94 m.p.h., on the radar gun.
Mike Cassidy is entering his third season as an assistant coach at Marymount, working with hitters, outfielders, and catchers.
Cassidy was an assistant coach for the 2015 Martha's Vineyard Sharks in the Futures Collegiate League (2015 regular season champions) and has been named head coach of the Sharks for the summer of 2016.
He was an assistant coach at Averett University in 2005. From 2008-'12, Coach Cassidy coached at Bishop O'Connell High School and was part of the 2013 Lake Braddock Secondary School coaching staff (2013 Northern Region Champions and Semi-Finals of the Virginia High School League state championships) before being hired at Marymount.
Ryan Napolitano is entering his second season on the Marymount Baseball staff for 2016.
Napolitano brings a wealth of coaching experience with him to the Saints, a career that began after finishing his collegiate career at the University of Mary Washington where he served as an assistant coach for the Eagles in 2002, overseeing infield and outfield development as well as hitting instruction. As a player at Mary Washington, Napolitano earned All-CAC Outfielder accolades in 2000.
Prior to UMW, Napolitano was an NJCAA All-Region 21 Outfielder at UConn-Avery Point. As a member of the 1999 World Series finalist team, he was awarded Most Valuable Player of the NJCAA New England Conference Tournament.