Current 2018 Coaching Staff
James Tomasello Director of on Field Operations/Pitching Instructor Coach James has 21 years coaching experience at the High School level (Holy Trinity, St. Anthony’s & Bay Shore). Coach James has coached on three Catholic High School Championship teams and two High School All-Star teams. Many of his former players have gone on to play college baseball and four of his former players have been drafted by the Red Sox, Twins, Yankees and Cardinals and are currently in the minor leagues. Since joining the Black Diamonds in 2013 his teams have won multiple tournaments and league championships.
Jay Loviglio Hitting Instructor/Baseball Advisor Jay is celebrating his 7th year with the Black Diamonds as the organizational hitting instructor. Jay played in the major leagues for 4 seasons with the Phillies, Cubs and White Sox and then went on to coach in the Minor Leagues for 20 years. He last served as hitting instructor with the Atlantic League Champion, Long Island Ducks. Some of Jay’s notable players he coached are; Jose Bautista (Blue Jays), Joe Girardi (Yankees) and Lew Ford (Orioles).
Kevin Osburn Coach/Instructor Coach Osburn has over 20 years coaching experience, including every level from little league to college. He is currently serving as a Middle School Head Coach. He has coached travel ball on Long Island for the past 18 years including the last 3 years with the Black Diamonds. In High School he earned All State Honors and won a State Title. In addition he was named to the District All Star Team. After High School he played College baseball at the University of Arkansas.
Jon Kaese Coach/Pitching Instructor Jon served as a coach on the L.I. Black Diamonds 2013 Championship team and has also coached at Holy Trinity High school. Jon is a former outstanding high school player. During his time as a West Islip Lion All-Star pitcher/outfielder, he received several league honors. Jon went on to play in College and the United States Coast Guard. In 2005 Jon had a try out with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Richie Zec Coach Richie has been a coach with the Black Diamonds for 3 years. He was a successful High School player and was part of a Long Island High School Championship. He is a scholar athlete and will be able to stress the importance of both as our younger players begin their High School careers.
Rob Fitzpatrick Coach/Instructor Rob is entering his 2nd season with the Black Diamonds. Rob was a Pitcher on Massapequa’s 2013 County Championship team and played first base at SUNY New Paltz.