Nick Vennochi
Nick Vennochi
Title: Head Baseball Coach
Phone: 617-824-3137
Email: nicholas_vennochi@emerson.edu

Coach Vennochi is entering his second season at the helm of Emerson’s Baseball Program.

 

The Melrose MA native, graduated from Emerson in 2011 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, and a minor in Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations. He then completed his Masters of Education in Athletic Administration at Endicott College’s Van Loan School in 2013.

 

While at Emerson, Vennochi was a three-year member of the baseball team. He was named a captain and was the team’s MVP his senior year.  As a player for the Lions, Vennochi tallied 81 hits and a .299 average over his 95 game collegiate career. He and Coach Garber were a part of Emerson Baseball’s most successful season in 2010 when the club won 15 games.

 

Before coming back to his alma mater in the summer 2015, Vennochi coached the club baseball team at nearby conference rival Babson College for two seasons. In addition, he worked camps, clinics, and did personal instruction at Extra Innings in Middleton MA. He also was an assistant coach for the Wesleyan University softball team in the spring of 2015.

 

He is the franchise holder (2014 – present) for the Malden Maddogs in the Boston based Yawkey Baseball League.  Since assuming the role of manager, the Maddogs have won 39 games. As a player in the league, Vennochi has 100 career hits and a .269 average in 137 games since 2012.

He will continue assisting with Athletics Media Relations, given his past experience at Wentworth Institute of Technology and Wesleyan in their Sports Information departments.

 

Vennochi currently lives in Malden MA, and also works as a personal instructor at the Rivals Baseball Facility in Woburn MA. 

Ryan Garber
Ryan Garber
Title: Assistant Baseball Coach

2016-2017 will be Coach Ryan Garber’s second season on the Emerson Baseball Coaching staff.   Garber graduated from Emerson in 2012 with a degree in Marketing. During his time on the playing field at Emerson he was a four-year starter at short-stop and a two-year captain. 

He tallied 126 hits, 66 RBIs, and 76 runs in 135 career games. He is also the program's all-time leader in assists with 369, and will continue to work primarily with the defense.

After graduation, Garber started his coaching career for the Babson College Club Baseball team with Coach Vennochi. In his postgrad career in marketing and branding, he has worked at Jack Morton World Wide, Hill Holiday and Digilant. He has worked on projects for BlackBerry, MLB, Toyota and McDonalds. 

Garber, originally from Holmdel NJ, is currently working as an account executive at C+C Public Relations & Social Marketing.

Kendall Chaves
Kendall Chaves
Title: Pitching Coach

The 2016-2017 will be Coach K’s first full season with the Lions, after joining the staff last January. Chaves graduated from NEWMAC rival Babson College in 2012 with a degree in Business Management with a concentration in Finance and Economics. 

Coach Chaves will assume the role of pitching coach for the 2016-2017 season.

Chaves played two seasons for the Beavers varsity team as a relief pitcher and then decided to help organize/manage and play for Babson College's very successful club baseball program. His time there overlapped with Coach Vennochi and Coach Garber. 

Since graduation Chaves has played for the Malden Maddogs in the Yawkey League alongside Vennochi. In four seasons with the Maddogs, Chaves has pitched in 53 games totaling 169.2 innings. He has a 14-15 record with a 2.93 ERA over that time. In his YBL career, Chaves has struck out 147 batters while only allowing 78 walks and 164 hits. 

Chaves a native of Martha's Vineyard MA currently works as a Financial Analyst at Kronos Incorporated in Chelmsford MA. 

Mike Piscopo
Mike Piscopo
Title: Assistant Baseball Coach

2016-2017 will be coach Mike Piscopo’s first season at Emerson. Piscopo is a recent graduate of Northeastern University, where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration and Communications Studies. As a third baseman/pitcher, he earned letters in all four of his years at Northeastern, playing in over 75 games for the Huskies. Piscopo amounted 112 at bats and 9.2 innings during his time on Huntington Ave. For the Lions, Coach Piscopo will work primarily with the hitters and infielders.

 

Originally from Philadelphia, he has two younger brothers currently involved in collegiate athletics. Nicholas, 19, plays rugby at Temple University and Anthony, 19, wrestles at Columbia University.