JV Baseball


Baseball Coaches

Vince Campellone
Varsity Co-Head Coach

“What I like best about baseball is that you get out of it however much you put into it; it’s a thinking man’s game. It’s not about being big like a football player—it is what is inside that counts. To me, the biggest lesson is the camaraderie you develop, the relationships formed while out on the field. If you have good chemistry with your team, you’re going to be alright all year long. You see the guys that played baseball coming back for the alumni games year after year. They’re friends for life.”

George Long
Varsity Co-Head Coach
BA Bucknell University
MAT The College of New Jersey

“I challenge our athletes to exceed their expectations for themselves. The philosophy is a teaching one: I enjoy watching our athletes exceed everyone’s expectations; getting them to strive for the A-grade in class and in athletics. I stress playing to perfection with the understanding that achieving perfection is impossible.”

Dylan Gleeson ’11
Junior Varsity Head Coach

Robert Machemer ’92 
Junior Varsity Assistant Coach
BA Amherst College

“I do love baseball. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of hitting a baseball, the raw pleasure of round bat striking squarely on round ball. Baseball has no real clock: how long your inning lasts is controlled completely by how long your team is able to put off making outs. Play well enough and the game can go on forever, and for that reason, no game is ever out of reach, no deficit impossible to overcome. When a player is at bat, it mostly doesn’t matter what his teammates are doing—the batter stands alone. There’s a tremendous opportunity for personal contribution, yet at the same time baseball is a team sport in the sense that no one person can do it all. Even the best pitcher needs someone to catch for him. Even the best hitter needs other batters to avoid making outs so as to get him back up to the plate. That blend of individualism and teamwork is exciting.

I think the athletes would say that my coaching style is serious in the sense that it’s focused—it’s important to me to make sure all actions are done with a purpose—but at the same time it’s still a game. Sports are wonderful for their frivolity. At the end of the day we’re just lucky to be out there on the field, able to give our all in pursuit of the opportunity to have it be said, ‘You played well today.’”

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