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Coaches

Arianna Dillon

Ariana Dillon is the Head coach of Empire Fastpitch’s 16U team and is a member of the New York City Police Department Player Experience: Ariana started playing baseball from the …

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Bill McLaughlin

Bill McLaughlin is a Brooklyn native born and raised in Marine Park. He is a retired NYPD 1st-grade detective and has been coaching for over twenty-five years. He married his …

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Brianna Alicandro

Brianna Alicandro is a coach for Empire Fastpitch’s 16U team and is currently enrolled at Adelphi University, studying to become an Orthopedic Doctor.  Player Experience: Brianna played for DHAA Knights …

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Courtney Bellows

Work Experience: Private Investigator NYC DOE Player/Coach Experience: Bergen Beach Youth Softball ages 7-11  Player Brooklyn Cyclones ages 12-18 Brooklyn Cyclones winter director for ages 10U thru 14U Head Coach …

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Frank Marinello

Directs and enhances team operations with motivational leadership and problem-solving abilities. Experienced in adapting gameplay based on competitor strategies to maximize team success. Develops and implements successful recruitment strategies to …

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Izzy Ortiz (Pitching Coach)

A San Diego native, Izzy played as a freshman at Saint Mary’s College of California before transferring and graduating from Georgetown University. She made 25 appearances in the circle for …

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Joe Wuensch Jr

Joe Wuensch Jr is entering his 28th year of coaching competitive softball. He is currently an Assistant Coach for Fontbonne Hall Academy Varsity Softball. In addition, he is proud and …

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John Capozucca

John has been involved in youth coaching for over 17 years. He has coached both boys and girls in multiple sports throughout his coaching tenure. He Co-Founded and runs Brooklyn’s …

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John Wren

Power Memorial Academy HS All-City baseball player 1980-1982 Bishop Ford HS baseball player All-City 1983 Kingsborough CC Starting Centerfielder 2 years Kansas City Royals organization 1985 Brooklyn Cyclones girls Fastpitch …

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Louis DeAngelis

A family man, Lou has a real passion for all youth activities, with an extensive resume in both baseball and softball. He is extremely proud and honored to be assisting …

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Mark Surdyka

Work Experience Director of Technology – Fontbonne Hall Academy                                           2013-Present NY State Certified Mathematics Teacher – Saint John’s Preparatory High School, Nazareth High School & Dominican Academy        …

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