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MARK CHIASSON: AAU Head Coach & Hitting/Fielding Instructor

Chiasson is a former University of Lowell Chiefs Baseball player (1979-82). He co-captained the Chiefs in 1982, and was the starting 3rd baseman for the 1981 NE Div II Championship team. Members of that 1981 championship team along with Chiasson were 1987 NL Gold glove winner and 10 yr. MLB player Mike Lavalliere (Pirates/Phillies/Cardinals/White Sox) and Red Sox 9th round draft pick Mike Bryant (father of NL 2015 Rookie of the year, NL 2016 MVP, and 2016 World Series Champion 3B Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs). Mark won the 1982 NE DIV. II batting title (.444). Chiasson, graduated from Hudson High School (Hawks) in 1978, was a 3 sport athlete (football, hockey, baseball) and was twice inducted into the Hudson High School Hall of Fame individually and also as a member of the 1978 Div. 1 State Hockey championship team. 

Mark has coached hockey and baseball since 1993 and was the 12U AAU coach at America's Pastime (2006-2008) and Triple Play All-Star AAU (2010-present), leading his team to the State Semifinals at the U12 level in 2007 and the 2012 12U Triple Play All-Star AAU team to New England Open Championship finals. In 2017, Coach's Chiasson's U13 team made it to the Super Division finals and before losing an intense championship game 8-7. Chiasson has been a hitting/fielding instructor for 15+ years. Many of his current lessons include local high school players, and many have continued on to play college baseball.  He currently offers individual or group lessons/clinics for ages 6 and above, and is co-owner of Triple Play. 

Contact Coach Chiasson for Hitting/Fielding lessons via cell (978-407-1818) or .

 


CHARLIE BUTLER: AAU Head Coach & Pitching Instructor

Butler is a former University of Maine player (2013-16) and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science. He was a contributor all four seasons for the Black Bears mainly coming out of the bullpen. As a freshman he saw action in 10 games and was posted a 2.79 ERA earing him recognition as a Maine Scholar-Athlete *Rising Star*. Butler was also part of the Worcester Bravehearts organization which won the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL) of New England in 2014 & 2015.  Graduated Nashoba Regional High School in 2012. Four year varsity baseball player, Sophomore Year,  first team league all-star, Junior Year was named League Mid-Wach B CO-MVP, Senior Year MVP of Mid-Wach B and Allstate first team and Super-Team. Served as a captain his senior season where he finished with a record of 6-2...had a 0.91 ERA with 90 strikeouts...  he pitched one no-hitter and five one-hit games... his final two season, he hit .382 with 47 RBI, a .483 on-base percentage and 10 home runs. Recruited to Maine as a two-way player for pitching and first base. After freshman year decided to focus on pitching.

Contact Coach Butler for Pitching and Hitting Lessons - (video analysis, band & throwing program) via cell (774-245-2643) or email


RICH GEDMAN: Catching Instructor

Gedman, a Worcester native, is former former Major League Baseball catcher who played 13 season with the Boston Red Sox (1980-90), Houston Astros (1990-91) and St. Louis Cardinals (1991-92).  Coach Gedman was the Sporting News' AL Rookie of the Year (1981), a two time All-Star (1985-86).  In his career, Coach Gedman batted .252 with 88 home runs, 382 RBI, 331 runs, 176 doubles, 12 triples, and three stolen bases in 1033 games. As a catcher, he compiled a .984 fielding percentage with 5274 putouts, 431 assists and 92 errors in 980 games.  In addition, Gedman skippered Can-Am League Worcester Tornadoes from inception in 2005 to 2010, including leading the team to the 2005 Can-Am League Championship in its first year of existence. For his efforts, Gedman was named 2005 Can-Am League Manager of the Year. Gedman is the current hitting coach for Boston Red Sox Triple A affiliate Pawtucket Red Sox.

Coach Gedman does Catching Clinics November thru February.


SCOTT GIUSTI: AAU Head Coach & Instructor

Giusti is a Waltham native who played baseball, football, and basketball for the Waltham Hawks from 1982 to 1986 where he led the Hawks to four Superbowl’s as their running back and linebacker at Waltham High School. He also played 4 years of baseball for the Hawks and in 1985 played in the Connie Mack World Series in New Mexico.

After earning a football scholarship to Northeastern, Scott played for one year where unfortunately he suffered from a career ending injury. He then served as Assistant Varsity Football Coach at Waltham High School for 5 years, and then served as Assistant Varsity Football Coach at Watertown High School for 8 years. He was proudly inducted into the Waltham High School Hall of Fame for football in 1996.

Scott started coaching at the Little League level in 2004 and managed the 12U Hudson Hawks All-star team, where his Hudson Junior Hawks won the 12U State Championship. He has also coached the 9U-14U AAU baseball teams for the Worcester Warriors as well as the 13U and 14U Triple Play Batting Cages teams.  Scott resides in Hudson with his wife Julie, where he has lived since 1999.  They have 2 boys, Scott and Justin who are active in Baseball and Football at Assabet Valley Technical High School.

Scott’s coaching philosophy is simple yet very effective.  He looks for each of his players to work hard, be dedicated, focused, show leadership, teamwork, and mental toughness in all they do.  He always looks forward to having fun with his teams and his main objective is to develop his players and get them ready to play at the next level

Contact Coach Giusti via cell (978-265-4744) or .


AIMEE LEE: Softball Coach & Director

Lee is a graduate of Holy Name High School where played varsity field hockey and softball, and brought her softball team to the State finals in 1998.  She was a Telegram and Gazette Super Team, a 3 year Central Mass Conference All-Star, and was the recipient of the District E athletic director award.  From there, she went to Clark University where she was the NEWMAC rookie of the year in 1999 and NEWMAC player of the year in 2001. She was also the member of the NEWMAC All Conference first team all 4 years of her college career. Aimee is also a member of the NCAA all regional first team. She still holds career records in total hits, doubles, home runs, RBI, and total bases. She also holds several career pitching records including shutouts and strikeouts.

Aimee went on to Anna Maria College to be the Senior Women’s Athletic Administrator, and coach field hockey and softball. She was named the Commonwealth Coast Conference softball coach of the year in 2010. She also served on the NCAA ranking committee from 2008-2010. She returned to Holy Name in 2011 to teach physical education and coach field Hockey, and softball. She led the 2014 Varsity Softball team to a district title and the state finals. Aimee was also the Pitching Coach at Brandeis University from 2010-2012. Aimee has been teaching Pitching and Hitting to numerous students throughout Massachusetts for 15 years.


JASON ZAKREWSKI: AAU Head Coach

Zakrewski is a Marlborough native, played 4 years of varsity in football, hockey and baseball for Marlborough High School Class of '82. He twice played in the Central Massachusetts Division 1 Super Bowl winning once. Captained and represented MHS as a member of the Central Mass Div 1 T&G Hockey Super Team ('81-'82).  Jason played college hockey at Bentley College (82-84) earning Most Improved Player honors while there.

Starting coaching in 1996 in Marlborough Youth Baseball Little League (97-00). Moved to Pelham New Hampshire where he continued with Pelham Babe Ruth Baseball (2006 - 2009) winning League Championship in 2006. Coached Pelham Little League from 2010 to 2017 making the League Championship series every year but the first. Was elected as District All-Star Coach (2011-2017) leading the team to Little League Nationals in Myrtle Beach, SC in 2016. Returned to coaching Babe Ruth in 2019 where he coached Southern NH District 2 Babe Ruth (18-19) to back to back League Championship Series appearances. Most recently has served as Pelham Memorial Middle School Coach winning the regular season championship in 2019 and finishing as League Runner-ups.

Contact Coach Zakrewski via cell @978-857-9298 or email (Jason.zakrewski@yahoo.com.) 

 


JAKE ZAKREWSKI: AAU Coach

Zakrewski is a 2011 graduate from Central Catholic High School where he played varsity football and baseball and was part of the baseball team what won the Merrimack Valley Champions 3 out of 4 years. He was also a 4-year varsity special teams and middle linebacker for Central Catholic football team. Played Babe Ruth baseball for Clinton, MA in the Leominster BR League (2004-2007) and pitched in the division 2 BR title victory in 2006 while tallying MVP and post season MVP honors. Played for the New England Rebels 16u AAU program where he started second base and held the #2 role in the starting rotation on the pitching staff. During that year, traveled to Cocoa Beach, FL to compete in the 16u AAU Nationals where the team a silver medal losing in the championship game.

He worked as assistant coach for Pelham (NH) middle school (2015, 2019) where they were the Tri-county middle school championship runner ups 2019, posting a overall 10-2 record. Also worked as Pelham baseball Extreme team assistant coach/pitching coach (2018) and was District 2 Babe Ruth League assistant coach and pitching coach which posted a 10-3-1 record.

Contact Jake @ Jake.Zakrewski@yahoo.com