Trainers

Learn from the best at BEAST! 
Our trainers range from former college players to MLB veterans, but they all have one thing in common - a love for the game and teaching it to their students!

CHARLES GALIANO

CATCHING/HITTING

Positions Played Catcher
High School Team Commack
College Team Fordham University
Professional Experience Retired Catcher - Milwaukee Brewers Organization (2015-2017)
Drafted by Philadelphia Phillies (2012)
Additional Experience/Accolades  Founder/President – Seven Tool Catching
Johnny Bench Award Nominee
All Atlantic 10 Conference First Team
HS All Region, All State, All LI, All County

TJ PECORARO

PITCHING

Positions Played Pitcher
High School Team Half Hollow Hills West
College Team Vanderbilt University
Professional Experience Drafted by Houston Astros (2010) 
Drafted by Chicago Cubs (2014)
Additional Experience/Accolades  Head Trainer - The Command Center
College World Series Champion 2014
All American Tournament Team
#2 Ranked Pitcher in NY State by Perfect Game in 2009
HS All County & All League

ERIC MOSKOWITZ

HITTING/FIELDING

Positions Played Pitcher, Infielder
High School Team John Glenn
College Team Lenoir-Rhyne University
Additional Experience/Accolades  Middle School Coach - Harborfields and Plainview-Old Bethpage Districts
South Florida Bandits
Asst. Head of Baseball Operations - BEAST

BILLY RIEDEL

HITTING/CATCHING

Positions Played Catcher
High School Team John Glenn
College Team Oneonta State College
Additional Experience/Accolades  Staff Trainer - Seven Tool Catching
Assistant Coach - John Glenn Varsity
Under Armour Pre-Season All American
Newsday's Top 25 Catchers
HS All County & All League

ALEX PANGOURELIAS

PITCHING

Positions Played Pitcher, Outfielder
High School Team Bayside
College Team Odessa CC; Queensborough CC, Farmingdale State College
Additional Experience/Accolades  Head Trainer - The Command Center
Head Coach - John Glenn Junior Varsity
Associate Head Coach & Recruiting Coordinator - Queensborough CC
Asst. Coach - Farmingdale State College
2013 CUNY Champion & MVP
2014 Skyline Conference Champion
Farmingdale State College record for lowest Batting Average Against in a season (.143)

TJ RICCIO

CATCHING/HITTING

Positions Played Catcher
High School Team Comsewogue
College Team University of New Haven
Additional Experience/Accolades  NE-10 Champion, All Conference & All East Region
University of New Haven Team MVP
Futures Collegiate Baseball League - Worcester Bravehearts - 2x Champion
FCBL Adam Keenan Award Recipient

ANDREW SESTO

PITCHING

Positions Played Pitcher
High School Team St. John the Baptist
College Team Dowling/Adelphi
Additional Experience/Accolades  8 Years Coaching Youth Travel & High School including West Islip and West Babylon JV Teams


PAUL GIBSON

PITCHING

Positions Played Pitcher
High School Team Center Moriches
College Team Quinnipiac University
Additional Experience/Accolades  Pitching Coach - Hamptons Collegiate League
9 Years High School Coaching - Current Head Coach of Center Moriches Varsity
All State Honors

JAMIE APICELLA

HITTING (BASEBALL & SOFTBALL)

Positions Played Outfielder
High School Team  
College Team LIU Post
Professional Experience Drafted by San Francisco Giants 
Outfielder - Northwest League Everett Giants
Additional Experience/Accolades  25 years collegiate coaching experience - Baseball & Softball
5 Time ECC Coach of the Year
7 ECC Championships
Current Head Coach Mount Sinai Varsity Softball

LEAH MELE

SOFTBALL HITTING/FIELDING

Positions Played Infielder
High School Team Longwood
College Team LIU Post
Additional Experience/Accolades  All ECC First & Second Team Honors
HS Player of the Year & Rookie of the Year Honors
HS All Region, All State, All Long Island, All County 
Current Asst. Coach Mount Sinai Varsity

ALEX RUSSO

SOFTBALL CATCHING/HITTING

Positions Played Catcher
High School Team Longwood
College Team Molloy College
Additional Experience/Accolades  NCAA World Series Appearance
HS All County, All Division, All League
Current Asst. Coach Molloy College Softball

TRACEY BALINSKAS

SOFTBALL PITCHING

Positions Played Pitcher
High School Team Edison NJ
College Team Molloy College
Additional Experience/Accolades  NCAA Top 30 Woman of the Year Award
ECC Player of the Year
NCAA College World Seres Appearance
3x ECC First Team Honors
NFCA All-East Region Team
Current Pitching Coach Stony Brook University

SAMANTHA LAIRD

SOFTBALL CATCHING/HITTING

Positions Played Catcher
High School Team Sachem East
College Team Dowling
Additional Experience/Accolades  All State Honors

EMILY KOERICK

SOFTBALL PITCHING

Positions Played Pitcher
High School Team Longwood
College Team New York Tech, CUNY College of Staten Island
Additional Experience/Accolades  ECC All-Conference Honors
Suffolk County Large School Pitcher of the Year
HS All Long Island, All County, All League
Holds record for most strikeouts in Longwood HS history 

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