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MARK CHIASSON: Director/Co-Owner/ AAU 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 Coach & Head Pitching Coordinator of Player Development

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 &Hitting Lessons - (video analysis, band & throwing program) via cell (774-245-2643) or


STEVE DONOVAN: AAU Coach & Instructor

Donovan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, as he has been instructing
baseball in the U.S. and around the world for over 40 years.
His experiences include varsity high school baseball coach of Div. I Acton-Boxborough (10
years), (1986 Division I Coach of the Year), Littleton (6 years), and Junior Varsity at Westford
Academy (5 years). He was the pitching coach for Div. II Merrimack College (3 years), Brandeis
University, Worcester State University and head coach of the 1993 AAU/ Junior Olympic New
England Mariners (15U National Champions).

Coach Donovan has coached and run instructional programs in Holland, Australia, Great Britain, Spain, Germany, Belgium and France. Coach Donovan has run highly successful camps and clinics in the surrounding communities since 1984 and is an instructor at a number of facilities in the area. He presently runs the AAU New England Wolfpac program and coaches in Lowell Jr. Spinners program. Coach Donovan pitched for Div. II Springfield College and has competed in Holland, Belgium, Great Britain, Italy and Australia following his collegiate stint. Donovan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from Springfield College and his Master of Education in Human Movement from Boston University..

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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.


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.


DAVID TINGLOF: 17U Showcase Coach

Tinglof has been coaching at the high school and youth level for 26 years in Baseball, Football and Hockey.  Coach Tinglof was a Varsity Baseball Coach at Hudson Catholic HS for 7 years where HC teams qualified 6 years for the District Playoffs. Tinglof also was an Assistant Coach for Marlboro American Legion Baseball for 2 years and Head Coach of the Hudson Senior Babe Ruth team for 2 years and during those 2 years, Hudson Sr. Ruth won a Central Mass State Championship and qualified for the Sr. Ruth playoffs both seasons.  Coach Tinglof was also the Head Coach of the Hudson All Star Tournament Team for 4 years and his teams played in the Cal Ripken State Championship all four years and also played in the New England Regionals two of those four years. 

Coach Tinglof has been coaching AAU Baseball for 6 years.  This past summer coaching 15U Tournament Team which competed in some great tournaments and played a competitive schedule through this tough pandemic summer.  Last season Coach Tinglof’s 14U Super Team was the Top Seeded team in all of New England and played in the NEAAU New England Championship and battled to a 1-run loss in the final. The season before qualifying for the NEAAU Playoffs for the 4th straight year and played in the NEAAU Semi-finals.  In the 2017 season his 12U team won the NEAAU 12U New England Championship with a record of 28-1 and #1 Seed in New England.  The 2016 11U team finished as the 3rd best Team in New England AAU.  All his teams qualifying for the NEAAU playoffs competing with over 60 teams throughout New England during the regular season. Coach Tinglof has also been a high school football coach with 26 years’ experience and the last 15 years as a Head Varsity Football Coach. 

Coach Tinglof’s most recent baseball team was the 2020 Hudson HS Fall Baseball team which finished tied for 2nd place in the 16-team high school league with a 10-2 record Hudson HS played into the semi-finals eventually losing to the Fall League Champions Leominster HS.  Hudson beat Littleton HS in the first round of the 2020 playoffs

Besides his coaching qualifications, Coach Tinglof holds certifications in Speed and Agility Training, Concussion Awareness, CPR/AED, National High School Baseball and Football Coaching Certifications and he is also a Certified Health and Wellness Fitness Trainer.


CAM PLANK: AAU Coach

Plank is a Marlborough native and a 2016 graduate of Marlborough High School where he played 4 years of varsity baseball & 4 years of varsity football. He played both baseball & football his freshman season at Division II powerhouse Franklin Pierce University before transferring to Becker College & focusing on baseball. While at Becker, Plank hit .283/.345/.444 with 5 career Home-runs & 67 RBI over 2.5 seasons. Plank also had the opportunity to spend time playing in some of the best summer baseball leagues in the country.

He played for the Virginia Beach Suns in the Coastal Plains League in 2017, the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod League in 2018 & the Palm Springs Power of the California Collegiate League in 2019. Following his college playing days, Plank signed a contract with the Tupper Lake River Pigs in the Empire League, an independent league with direct ties to Major League organizations. Plank has strong ties to Triple Play. He played for TP from 2010-2013, and was a part of the 2012 14u team that won the New England championship. He currently lives in Marlborough with his wife Sophia and their two children, Madison & Henry.


BLAIR BRISSETTE: AAU Coach

Brissette was a four year starter at Tahanto Regional HS where he helped lead the Stags to multiple league championships, a district championship, and a state finals appearance for Hall of Fame Coach Neil Greenwald. After a short career in the Central NE Association as a player and upon graduating from the University of Maine, he turned to coaching where he has continued for over 20 years. His coaching experience began as a senior babe Ruth coach in both Northboro and Hudson. He was the head coach of the the Hudson American legion Post 100 baseball program for 10 years and then its general manager for an additional two years.

Most recently he has coached multiple levels of youth baseball & softball as well as serving as the President of Boylston Youth Baseball & Softball for the last 4 years. He was an assistant coach for the Triple Play U12 team in the spring of 2022. He addition to his baseball coaching experience, he is also a former member of the Massachusetts Baseball Umpires Association.