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 runs the pitching instruction for the Philly Bandits and he will coach the 16U and 22U Teams. He was a 4 year starter at LaSalle College High School where he led the team to multiple championships and was a standout Scholar athlete at Chestnut Hill College. After College he became the Pitching Coach for two seasons. John continued his Coaching career as Varsity Head Coach at Cheltenham High School and Wissahickon High School. He took his talents to the Travel baseball circuit and has Coached with several organizations before settling in as an integral part of the Philly Bandits Staff.
Sean Coyle recently joined the Coaching staff having completed a very succesful Professional baseball career. Sean was a standout at Germantown Academy and the Philly Bandits Baseball Program. He played internationally with Team USA and won a Gold Medal against Cuba. After High School Sean opted to sign with the Boston Red Sox in the 3rd round and forego a scholarship to play at the University of North Carolina with his brother Tommy. Sean played at many levels with the Red Sox, Angels and finally with the Orioles. Sean stresses funadmentals, power and speed as those attributes can seperate 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 recieved numerous awards and won a College World series ring as a starting middle infielder. Tommy was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays and had a very succesful 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 14U Bandits this upcoming season and assists with the 16U and 17U teams. He coached for four seasons, 2008-2011, 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.
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 will Coach with the Philly Bandits 16U squad. 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.