Coach Amaro founded the Philly Bandits Baseball program 21 years ago. He is the Director of Philly Bandits Baseball and oversees all operations. He grew up in a baseball family. His father and brother both played in the Major Leagues and his brother works in Professional baseball today. Together, the brothers decided to build a program that would assist student/athletes realize their goals. Coach Amaro played baseball at the William Penn Charter School, Duke University and was drafted by the Chicago Cubs Organization. Coach Amaro realizes the value of education and stresses academics as they open doors otherwise not available to student/athletes.
Ruben Amaro Jr.
Ruben has been an Advisor to the program since its inception 21 years ago. Academics have always opened doors for him and he continually stresses what he learned from his parents. Ruben was a standout player at the William Penn Charter School, at Stanford University and played several years in the Major Leagues with the Phillies, Angels and Indians. He was an Assistant General Manager and General Manager with the Philadelphia Phillies and has been Coaching on the field with the Boston Red Sox and the NY Mets. He currently works for the NY Mets as an Advisor to the General Manager.
John was a standout pitcher at LaSalle College High School and Chestnut Hill College. He took his pitching knowledge and desire to teach into coaching and shaping pitchers. He has Coached for the Philly Bandits for several years at all age groups. He is the current Head Coach of the 16U Bandits. He is a dedicated teacher that strives to teach the fundamentals so his staff has long term success. He will coach the High School age players and continue to assist the pitchers mature.
Coach Bonner was a standout player at Bishop Egan High School. He went on to receive All-Conference honors playing at Kutztown University where he earned a degree in Elementary Education. Coach Bonner received his MA in Educational Administration from Gwynedd-Mercy University. Coach Bonner will be the Head Coach of our 13U team this upcoming season. He has coached all levels of youth baseball and is currently the Assistant Varsity Coach at Neshaminy High School. He has a passion for teaching the game and stressing fundamentals, teamwork and having a strong work ethic.
Coach Clauss was an All Suburban One player at William Tennent High School. He attended Shippensburg University and earned a B.S.B.A.-Marketing. Coach Clauss received his MBA/Finance from LaSalle University. He has been coaching youth baseball for over 30 years. And has coached young youth teams through American Legion. His attention to detail and fundamentals has really assisted the young players develop. Coach Clauss assists with multiple Philly Bandits teams and is dedicated to teaching the game the right way and supporting the values of the student-athlete and helping them grow both on and off the field.
Sean Coyle has had an incredible baseball career. A Germantown Academy standout having started and received numerous awards for 5 years. He played internationally with Team USA and won a Gold Medal against Cuba. Sean Coyle stole more bases and hit more HR's than any Bandit in 22 years. A University of North Carolina recruit, Sean opted to sign with the Boston Red Sox in the 3rd round. Sean played at many levels with the Red Sox, Angels and finally with the Orioles. Sean stresses fundamentals, power and speed as those attributes can separate one from the crowd.
Tom "Doc" Coyle
Coach "Doc" Coyle is the Infield instructor with the Philly Bandits. Coach Coyle excelled as a middle infielder in High School and at the University of Pennsylvania. As a Surgeon he realizes the value of education and loves to give back and instruct student/athletes. Coach Coyle has been Coaching for over 18 years and has been instrumental in the Philly Bandits development and success.
Tommy Coyle was a standout at every level he ever played. At Germantown Academy he lead his team as a 4 year starter in many categories. He received All League, All State and National Honors. He received a Scholarship to attend the powerhouse - University of North Carolina baseball program where he ultimately graduated. He received numerous awards and a College World series ring as a starting middle infielder. Tommy was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays and had a very successful professional career at many levels. His love of the game and desire to teach drove him to assist the Philly Bandits as a Coach. He believes that the key to success is being fundamentally sound and he emphasizes this with young players. Fielding, baserunning and hitting are his focus while Coaching. Tommy is an extremely valuable young resource in the Philly Bandits Organization.
Coach Cross has been the Head Coach of all the Philly Bandits teams. He is intimately involved with the recruiting and player development of the program. Coach Cross will be the Head Coach of the 15U Bandits this upcoming season and assists with the 16U and 17U teams. He coached for four seasons, at the University of Pennsylvania. He had local and national success as a high school coach at William Penn Charter, Germantown Academy, the Cedarbrook Angels, and Liberty High School. Coach Cross was a talented shortstop at Germantown Academy, played for Lafayette College and graduated from Villanova Law School. The ultimate teacher, Coach Cross stresses strong fundamentals, work ethic, dedication, teamwork, and desires that the players have fun and enjoy the competition and their teammates.
Coach Dufner has had many roles with the Philly Bandits Program. He will Coach on the 16U Philly Bandits staff this summer. He was an outstanding baseball player at Father Judge High School and at the University of Delaware. Always known to be a smart baseball player, Coach Dufner was drafted by the Tampa Rays and played professionally for several years. Coach Dufner loves to teach and mentor players and put them in a position to be succesful.
Luke was a Holy Ghost Prep standout and high academic young man who played college baseball at Villanova and subsequently at Haverford College where he graduated after a significant pitching career. He has always been a student of the game and analyzes data for a living. The combination of his pitching acumen and baseball knowledge makes him uniquely qualified to manage and guide the Bandits pitchers.
Nick Ferdinand was a Catholic League standout at Archbishop Ryan High School setting many offensive records. He took his talents to College and was an offensive force at the University of Delaware where he starred as a power Outfielder. As a Philadelphia Phillies draftee, he played several seasons professionally before entering the business world. He took his talents to the world of fitness, agility and strength training and in his effort to give back. He assists players in the Bandits program with strength and agility.
Coach Gossner is the General Manager of the 22U Collegiate Philly Bandits. He has over 24 years of coaching all levels of baseball, including little league, American Legion, high school and college. Coach Goz is the Franchise holder for the Philadelphia AAABA-22U (All American Amateur Baseball Association) and the Eastern state director for CABA,NABF & Nations Baseball. For the past eleven years, Coach Goz is an Associate Scout for the Baltimore Orioles Organization. He will actively Coach on the 16U Philly Bandits staff this summer. He is the ultimate recruiter and works hard building the Philadelphia area Collegiate summer programs. He will be the new President of the AAABA Collegiate Baseball Association.
Dan Hoy joins the coaching staff after a career in professional baseball in the New York Mets organization. He played baseball at Princeton University where he was a four year starter. He was a three time all league selection and ended his career at Princeton ranking in the top 5 in program history in most offensive categories. Dan played at high school ball at Germantown Academy and came through the Philly Bandits Program. Dan stresses the importance of playing the game the right way and focusing on controlling only what you can control.
Dan was an exceptional pitcher at Central Bucks South High School and a highly sought after college recruit. The former Bandit set summer records with his Strike to Walk ratio averaging less than 1.2 walks per 7 innings. He took his talent to Monmouth University where he continues as on of the premier starters on their staff. Besides being a talented pitcher relying on multiple pitches he commands and an unreal ability to pitch late into games, he is a true leader. On his off time, he works with the Bandits pitchers and enjoys giving back and watching young student-athletes work towards their goals.
Anthony is a teacher at heart and a valuable coach with the Bandits organization. Having been a former Bandits player he understands that being fundamentally sound will take a talented player to great heights. He Coaches with the 17U Bandits staff on their quest to develop high quality student/athletes.
Coach Manto is the Philly Bandits Hitting instructor. When he is not in season, he will advise the Philly Bandits program on hitting approach and preparation. Jeff was an explosive player at Bristol High School and Temple University. Coach Manto took his power to the professional ranks and played 9 seasons in the Major Leagues. His bat sits in the Hall of Fame as he tied a record for hitting Homeruns in 4 consecutive at-bats with the Baltimore Orioles. Coach Manto is a professional hitting instructor and has Coached at the Major League Level for several teams. We are privileged to have Coach Manto work with our young hitters as they work to develop consistent hitting aproaches.
Eric was a standout SS with the Philly Bandits and LaSalle College High School where he gained many accolades. As a serious student athlete, he took his academic success and baseball talents to Princeton University where he is a current player. On his off-time he assists the middle infielders in the Philly Bandits program and works with the 15U staff. Eric emphasizes fundamentals and playing with high energy to separate oneself from competition.
Coach Mihalik is a member of the 17U Philly Bandits Coaching staff . He attended and played football for Widener University and transferred to Cal U where he continued his athletic career in wrestling. Coach Mihalik has been coaching baseball for over 12 years and is a strong advocate of playing the game the right way. He strives to instill the work ethic, fundamentals and mental preparation that players need to be successful playing at the next level
Tom Mullin has always been a power pitcher that has received numerous awards for his accomplishments at St. Joseph's Prep High School. He had great summer seasons with the Philly Bandits and took his talents to Penn State University where he had a great career as a student-athlete. Tom has taken his talents to the financial world and gives back by coaching on the Philly Bandits 15U staff. He is a true leader and is dedicated to helping student-athletes achieve their goals.
Gregory Olenski was a standout player at Holy Ghost Prep and took his success to the University of Maryland and the University of Delaware where he graduated in 2015. Coach Olenski is the Head Coach of the Holy Ghost Prep High School baseball program. He was an exceptional hitter in College and a team leader in many offensive categories. His work ethic and determination have taken him to the business world where he is very successful. Gregory will assist the young hitters in the Bandits program and he is the Head Coach of the College Age Bandits
Greg Olenski coaches the 16U Philly Bandits. He has been actively involved in Bandits Baseball for over 9 years. He is a firm believer that the only thing a young player can control is their attitude and their effort and everything else is beyond their control. "G" was a standout basketball player at Widener University but baseball has always been his true passion along with helping young players realize their dream of playing college baseball.
Coach Reardon is a member of the 17U Philly Bandits Staff. He was a talented player at Cardinal Dougherty High School and then The Philadelphia School of Textile & Sciences. His love for the game has allowed him to Coach for over 14 years to give back. His goal is to teach the fundamentals of the game and help players reach the next level.
Vince is a passionate baseball teacher and coach. He is the Head Coach of the 17U Philly Bandits. Coach Rossomando was the former Head Varsity Baseball Coach of the Holy Ghost Prep Baseball Team. He is a successful business owner that teaches his players the value of hard work and leadership. He has coached several League and District Championship teams and is a graduate of Ursinus College. He brings a sense of urgency and fundamentals to the Bandits Program.
Zach played high school baseball at Neshaminy. He went to Penn State University where he competed on the Nittany Lion Club Baseball Team. Zach earned his Degree in Finance and is currently a stock analyst for the Lincoln Financial Group. Zach is currently on the coaching staff at Neshaminy High School. One of his passions is helping grow the game of baseball amongst the younger generation and helping teach the youth the right way to play the game. Zach will coach on the Bandits 13U staff. He believes in a coaching philosophy that is predicated on the concepts of effort, commitment, and tenacity to become better players and better young men.
Andrew was a High School standout pitcher at Holy Ghost Prep where he won numerous pitching awards and championships. He took his talent to the University of Cincinnati where he proceeded to have a great career and ultimatey became the Bearcats top weekend starter. Andrew continues to love the game and he assists the Philly Bandits pitchers in preparing and growing as pitching prospects.
Pat was a standout player at Bonner-Prendie High School with All-League and All-State awards. A former Philly Bandits dominant pitcher, he took his talent to Temple University prior to the programs conclusion. The next step on his collegiate journey was with St. Joseph's University where he excelled, received numerous awards and played in the Cape Cod Summer League. He is taking his passion for the game and assisting the pitchers as they aspire to play at the next level. Pat will Coach on the 17U Philly Bandits Staff.