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Bobcat Coaches

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Kevin Gray

Bobcats founder and director and general manager of Ultimate Sports Academy in Manchester ... has coached Bow High School and Bow Middle School, Manchester Palomino and Colt League All-Stars ... Granite State Games Lakes Region All-Star Team head coach ... Previously coached AAU before creating the Bobcats with Jeff Montembeault in 2012 ... Program has played in seven New England EBL championship games and developed many college players ... former MLB beat writer for NH Union Leader ... currently an associate scout with the Seattle Mariners ... Granite State Baseball League 38+ champion ... captain for the Plymouth High Bobcats in 1989 and graduated from UNH in 1993 ... plays in the annual Red Sox-Yankees Media Game and once homered over the Green Monster ... CPR/First Aid certified.

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Jeff Montembeault

Bobcats founder and 14U head coach for 2017 ... "Monty" brings a wealth of knowledge to the organization, having coached youth athletics for more than 20 years ... coached in many capacities at American Legion, Manchester Central, Youngsville and AAU Baseball ... 2015 Manchester Colt League All-Star head coach ... served as head coach of Raymond boys' varsity soccer, head coach in the Manchester Pony Baseball League and head coach at Hood Middle School in Derry ... formed the Bobcats to offer an elite development and playing experience for young players moving from Little League and Cal Ripken to the big diamond ... A former Conference Player of the Year at New England College ... Briefly joined the Orleans Cardinals in the Cape League during his career at NEC.

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Don Perigny

Bobcats pitching coach and 14u assistant coach has helped guide Division 1 13u and 14u team to multiple championships ... Former UMass-Lowell standout and six-year minor league pitcher with White Sox and Marlins. Former teammates with Carlton Fisk, Gary Sheffield ... Career 23-20 record with 2.63 ERA. Led the 1994 Portland Sea Dogs with 49 appearances and ranked third with 84 strikeouts ... Refused to cross the picket line during 1994-95 MLB strike. Has made a tremendous impact with Bobcats since joining the program in 2015.

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Nick Cenatiempo

Bobcats consultant ... Recently named head coach at St. Anselm College ... served as pitching coach for St. Anselm College, manager of the Laconia Muskrats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League and pitching director for the Bobcats ... Three-time Big East champion at St. John's University ... Made 67 career appearances, posting an 8-5 record and 4.77 ERA at St. John's ... was dominant in the 2008 NCAA Tournament, posting six strikeouts in 3.2 innings at Rice ... Four-year starter at Manchester West ... Named American Legion Pitcher of the Year and Most Valuable Player in 2006 ... briefly joined the White Sox organization after his career at St. John's .. Played professionally for the Newark Bears before embarking on a coaching career ... has enjoyed remarkable success at St. Anselm. LHP John Healy posted the best ERA (1.06) in NCAA Division II in 2012

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Greg LaRocca

"Coach Rock" is a hitting consultant for Bobcats and helps out with winter training ... Played for Indians and Padres and was an all-star in Japan ... became a key member of the coaching staff in 2013 and was on the bench as the 13u Bobcats advanced to the EBL championship game ... Helped guide 2014 fall team to High School Division championship ... Graduated from Manchester West and the University of Massachusetts. A 10th-round pick of the San Diego Padres, he reached the majors in 2000 and later played for the Indians in 2002 and 2003. In 2004, LaRocca blasted 40 homers for the Hiroshima Carp of Japan. He serves as an assistant coach and roving infield coordinator for the Bobcats.

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Joe Evans

Joined the Bobcats organization in 2015 and led the first-ever Bobcat 10u team to a winning season ... Guided the 2016 11u Bobcats to a 24-11 record and New England Elite Baseball League Div. II championship (first EBL title in program history) ... Won the 2016 Copa de Beisbol 12U tournament by defeating the Dominican Republic in the championship game in dramatic walk-off fashion ... Opened the 2016 season with a no-hitter at Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Fla. ... Will coach a 12u squad at Cooperstown Dreams Park in 2017 ...  Has coached multiple All Star teams, including the 11U EBL East All Star team in 2016.  Has coached at the Little League and Cal Ripken levels in youth baseball ... has coached youth, middle school and high school varsity levels in basketball and club level soccer, winning multiple championships ... With a healthy balance of player development and desire to win,  coach Joe emphasizes teamwork, baseball intellect, respect and sportsmanship.

 

 

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Chris Tilton

Pitching consultant and FOB .. Rochester native served as head coach of the 14U Bobcats in 2014 ... hired as pitching coach at St. Michael's College for 2015 season ... Served as pitching coach for the 2014 North Shore Navigators of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League ... former standout at Spaulding High and also played and coached at Southern New Hampshire University ... Helped coach Rochester American League Post 7 to a state championship in 2013 ... "Coach Tilt" is obsessed with the art of pitching mechanics and is a strong communicator.

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Hunter Judd

Pitching consultant and roving assistnant ... Former Southern New Hampshire University pitcher was head coach of the16u Bobcats Prospects team in 2015 ... Guided team to Lowell Jr. Spinners Summer Series championship and New England EBL 18u semis ... Grew up in Pittsburg and led his high school team to a state championship in 2009 ... Head coach of the 15U Bobcats during the summer of 2014, leading the club to EBL semifinals ... coached the Bobcats Blue fall team in 2013 and was coach of the first-ever perfect game (Jason Thomas) in program history ... served as Goffstown junior varsity coach, guiding the club to a 16-0 record ... was a student assistant coach at SNHU under Scott Loiseau ... In 2010, Judd won the prestigious Wendy's High School Heisman Award for athletic and academic excellence and community service.

 
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Ben Michaud

Coming off a successful 12u season in New England EBL Division I ... Went undefeated in pool play at 12u Blue Crab Invitational in Aberdeen, Md., eventually placing fourth among 17 teams from the U.S. and Canada ... Will coach the Bobcats 14u team in 2018 ... Led Northeast Hurricanes in Division I before joining the Bobcats in July 2014 ... Coached youth baseball for 15 years, including stops in Manchester Pony League at each age level. Won district and state titles in Pony League ... Head coach in Youngsville Athletic Association for eight seasons, serving as all-star coach for multiple seasons.

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Anthony Caiani

Joins the Bobcats in 2016 to coach the 15u team in the New England EBL ... Former standout at Exeter High School and Exeter Post 32 and played in New Hampshire Showcase League .... leading hitter at Northern Essex Community College. Won 2013 and 2014 conference championships at NECC and played in National Junior College World Series in Tyler, Texas.

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Jeff Beleski

Has oached the 11u, 12u, 13u Bobcats ... won a New England EBL Pool Play tournament championship in 2015. Heavily involved with Manchester East youth baseball for the past seven seasons ... Played at Manchester West and earned All-State honors as a left-handed pitcher. Played summer ball for Jutras Post ...