Baseball Instruction

Harry Lomasney - Head Pitching Instructor

A long time resident of Saratoga County, coach Lomasney brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our facility.  He is widely respected as one of the top Pitching Coaches in the state for over 30 years.  After a tour of duty in the US Air Force, Harry graduated from Castleton College, and shortly after took a teaching position at Greenwich High-School.  From 1972-1995 Coach Lomasney held the reigns at the Varsity Head Coach.  In that time, he compiled a 405- 93 overall record.  Sending hundreds of kids off to play college baseball, and dozens of players to the Professional Ranks.  After retirement, Harry took his knowledge to nearby Skidmore College, where he held the position as Head Coach, and Pitching Coach for several seasons.  Although he retired from coaching full-time, Coach Lomasney still trains pitchers on a daily basis.  Currently, a handful of his students are still in professional baseball. His knowledge, and love for the game, is second to none.  To schedule a lesson or to meet Harry, call our facility at any time.  Or email Info@upstatesportsacademy.com

 

Bobby Krogh - Lead Hitting Instructor, Recruiting Coordinator 

Long time resident and coach residing out of South Troy.  Bobby is a graduate of Troy high School.  Coach Krogh spent his youth playing for the Prestigious South Troy Dodger Organization under legendary coach George Rodgers.  Playing alongside future big-leaguers Tim Stauffer and Casper Wells.  In 2000, Bobby helped lead his Dodger Team to their 1st ever appearance in the Connie Mack World Series.  In the series, Krogh batted .550 earning him a spot on the all-Tournament Team.  He also set the record for the only player to hit for the cycle in World Series History.  As a High-Schooler at Troy, Bobby spent the better half of 4 seasons with the Varsity squad, earning All-Area Selections 3 times, and All-State Honors Twice.  Bobby also holds the Section 2 Record for Strikeouts in a game with 19.  After a very successful High-School Career, Krogh took his talents to nearby Hudson Valley Community College, to play under Coach Tom Reinisch.  In his two years Bobby Led the Vikings to back to back region 3 Championship Games.  Advancing to the World Series in his freshman campaign.  During that time, Coach Krogh earned MVP, Region 3, and All conference Honors, both on the mound and at the plate.  After a career ending injury shortly after, Bobby dived right into coaching.  For the past 10 years, Krogh has helped teams from the Little League Level, to the College Level and the Cape Cod Baseball League.  Bobby now spends his time training players, coaching his team the (Upstate Orioles), and helping kids reach their goals of playing college and professional baseball.  He is the head Regional Scout for Prep Baseball Report, and is in constant contact with College and Professional Scouts across the nation.  To schedule a lesson, please contact Info@upstatesportsacademy.com or Krogh@prepbaseballreport.com.

 

Danny Benedetti - Hitting, Catching, (Camp Instructor)

Danny Benedetti is in his third season serving as the assistant coach for St. Johns University. A former collegiate catcher, Benedetti has coached at the collegiate, summer league and high school levels.Benedetti returned to Queens after spending four seasons at Long Beach State, where he served as a graduate assistant coach. After working as a catching instructor from 2010-11, Benedetti spent the 2012 and 2013 seasons working with the infield.While with Long Beach State, Benedetti also spent two summers as an assistant coach in the Northwoods League. Benedetti was the hitting coach for the Alexandria Beetles when the squad led the league in hitting in 2012 and also served as the pitching coach for the Thunder Bay Border Cats in 2011.  Benedetti began his coaching career immediately after the 2009 college baseball season, serving as a high school assistant coach at Los Alamitos. A two-time All-BIG EAST selection after transferring from Irvine Valley J.C., Benedetti earned second team all-conference accolades as a junior before adding third team honors as a senior. The catcher batted .332 with 18 doubles, 50 RBI and a .392 on-base percentage in his two seasons with the Red Storm. Benedetti also threw out 45.3 percent (29-of-64) of potential base stealers and struck out just 28 times in 277 at-bats.  Benedetti graduated from St. John's in 2009 with a degree in history and earned his masters in public administration and policy in 2013 from Long Beach State.

 

Daniel Luisi - Hitting (Camp Instructor)

Dan Luisi begins his second season as the assistant coach at Stony Brook. Luisi came to the Seawolves after two seasons as an assistant at his alma mater Post University, where he played for the Eagles from 2007-10. Luisi will work with the #Seawolves outfielders for defense and work with the whole team on hitting.  Prior to Stony Brook, Luisi served as the hitting and defense coach at Post for the 2012-13 seasons. During his two years, the Eagles offense went from last in the conference to third, and six players went on to sign professional contracts.  Luisi made his coaching debut at Farmingdale State College in 2011, and his duties on the Rams staff included hitting and defense. That spring the Rams won the Skyline Conference and qualified for the New York State Regional. Farmingdale State was ranked second in New York State, according to the NCAA Division III rankings.  After graduating from Holy Trinity High School, in Hicksville N.Y., Luisi continued his baseball career at Post University, where he played from 2007-2010. The three-time captain was a first-team All-Conference and first-team All-Region middle infielder. At Post, he rewrote the record books and currently owns all-time records in four offensive categories. Most recognizable is his all-time hits record, shattering the previous mark by over 40 hits. Off the diamond, Luisi was named the Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2010.  In the 2011-2013 summers, Luisi has been the coach of the New York Atlantics of the ACBL. In the 2012 season the Atlantics were the Kaiser Division Champions.  Luisi currently resides in Bethpage, with his two brothers Anthony (Molloy) and Nick (St. Johns), both collegiate baseball players.

 

Dave Valle - Hitting, Pitching (Camp Instructor)