Nick Vennochi
Nick Vennochi
Title: Head Baseball Coach
Phone: 617-824-3137

Coach Vennochi is entering his sixth season as the head coach of Emerson’s Baseball Program. In his first five seasons at the helm, the team has become increasingly competitive in the NEWMAC conference. 

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.

Vennochi played three seasons for the Lions Baseball Program, including being named a captain and team’s MVP his senior year.  In his three seasons, Vennochi tallied 81 hits and a .299 average over his 95-game collegiate career. He was 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 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 and Rivals Baseball in Woburn. He also was an assistant coach for the Wesleyan University softball team in the spring of 2015. He also works as an assistant coach with former Emerson assistant coach, and Bentley College baseball standout, Logan Gillis, for the Next Level Baseball-Shamrocks program since the summer of 2019. 

Since 2014, he has been the franchise holder, general manager and field manager for the Malden Maddogs in the Boston based Intercity League.

Vennochi currently lives in Groton, MA with his wife Hannah and son Walter 
Kendall Chaves
Kendall Chaves
Title: Pitching Coach

Coach K will be entering his sixth spring with the Lions, after joining the staff in January of 2016. Chaves graduated from NEWMAC rival Babson College in 2012 with a degree in Business Management with a concentration in Finance and Economics. 

After four seasons as pitching coach, Coach Chaves is in his second year as the outfield coach. He will also be assisting with many of the daily operations of the program and has taken on a huge chunk of the recruiting load. 

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

Since graduation Chaves has played and coached for the Malden Maddogs in the Intercity League alongside Vennochi. 

A native of Martha's Vineyard MA, Chaves currently works as a Financial Analyst at O'Reilly Media in Downtown Boston and lives in East Boston with his wife Emiley.



Lamarre Rey

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Coach Rey will be taking a year off from coaching. We hope to be able to add Rey back to the staff for the 2021-22 season. Until then we’re all on a ReyWatch. 

Lamarre Rey was an infield coach for the 2019-2020 season. Rey played college baseball at Bentley University, and started in the infield for his first three seasons. He is in the top five in program history in putouts and fielding percentage. His senior year he transitioned to the mound, and posted a 4-4 record with four complete games and a 1.30 era over 95 innings. He set the Bentley single season earned run record for a starting pitcher over 75 innings. 

In 2014, he signed a professional contract with the Frontier Greys out of Highland, Illinois in the Frontier League. He played for the Greys through the 2015 season.  

In 2015-16, Rey coached middle school, JV, and Varsity football and JV and Varsity baseball at the Dexter School in Brookline, MA. The Varsity baseball team went undefeated that season at 25-0 and claimed the NEPSAC Class D title.  In 2016, he was a part of the coaching staff for the Women's Basketball Program at Bentley University that made it to the sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament, 

Rey played soccer, football, basketball, and baseball at the Pingree School in South Hamilton, MA. He was a four-sport varsity captain and was a league all-star in all four. He was a Boston Globe all scholastic-member and finished top 5 in the state for RBI’s. during his senior year. 



Matt Horan
Title: Pitching Coordinator

Matt Horan enters his second season as the pitching coach for the Lions. Horan graduated from Franklin Pierce in 2013 with a degree in business management.

He played two seasons at Franklin Pierce and was a part of the regional championship team that went to the D2 college World Series in 2013.

Before Franklin Pierce, he played at Wallace community college in Dothan Alabama and Kirkwood community college is Cedar Rapids Iowa. 

Coach Horan brings eight years of coaching experience at all levels: Private, team setting and camps/clinics. He spent 2019 as the pitching coach at the NE-10 Champions, Franklin Pierce. 

Horan currently lives in West Roxbury, MA with his wife Maria, and also works as a Performance Coach for Boston North Fitness in Danvers, MA.