The 2016 MBCA 49th Annual Clinic
Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Ceremony
January 29-30, 2016 • DoubleTree Hotel-Westborough, MA
2016 Scheduled Speakers
Coach Antonelli has excelled at every level of play (HS, college, professionally) and now is ready to share his extensive infield knowledge with the MBCA. Matt graduated from St. John’s Prep where he was a three-sport athlete in football, hockey and baseball. He earned the Massachusetts Gatorade High School Player of the Year honor in football his senior year. He also was a three-time All-Scholastic selection in baseball and two-time in hockey. He attended Wake Forest University where he started all 163 games the Demon Deacons played during his three years there. He finished with a 0.324 batting average, 18 home runs, 110 RBI and 46 stolen bases. He was the San Diego Padres 1st Round Pick, 17th overall, in 2006 and made his Major League Debut in 2008. He played eight professional seasons with the San Diego Padres, Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, and Cleveland Indians.
Coach Morgan has been a fixture at numerous state and national baseball clinics, including BCA and ABCA. Coach Morgan coached at Indiana University for 22 seasons where he amassed over 1,000 victories and led the Hoosiers to their first NCAA playoff birth in 1996. His win total currently places him in the top 50th on the NCAA all-time win list. He is known as an excellent motivator of players and coaches alike, as well as a detailed-oriented instructor. The MBCA is honored and pleased to have Coach Morgan come speak about both hitting and pitching. He will be speaking about not only the necessary drills to help your players develop, but also about setting your program’s philosophy for success.
Coach Sullivan is quickly making a name for himself in the ACC as he works with the outfielders — a position that Boston College has seen great development. Lexington HS graduate Chris Shaw (2015 1st Rounder of the SF Giants) developed his outfield skills under Coach Sullivan after coming in as an infielder. The MBCA is excited to hear Coach Sullivan talk about how to maximize the development of your outfielders as well as how to improve your team’s running game offensively.
Arizona Diamondbacks, MLB Shortstop
Nick just completed a very successful season as the starting shortstop for the Arizona Diamndbacks. Nick is a home-grown product having played at East Longmeadow High School and then at UConn. The MBCA is fortunate to have Nick share not only his experiences with our coaches but also his technical knowledge regarding infield play. He will be speaking about middle infield play.
Coach Dulin is entering his fourteenth year at Fisher College where he was named Sunrise Conference Baseball Coach of the Year for six straight seasons (2004-2009) and has qualified for post season every season since 2003. Additionally, he was named the NAIA Region X Baseball Coach of the Year for five consecutive seasons (2004-2008), and was named the 2007 recipient of the NAIA Region X Coach of Character Award. Coach Dulin has coached numerous All-Conference and All-Region Players, four Rookies of the Year, six Players of the Year, and has seen seven players go on to play professionally. The MBCA is excited to hear Coach Dulin share his knowledge about throwing progressions and how to integrate them into your daily practice plans.
Advanced Performance Academy
Prior to Western New England, Coach Hudson served as a strength and conditioning coach focusing on biomechanical analysis for the Chicago Cubs Rookie (Mesa, Ariz.) season in 2014 and the Philadelphia Phillies’ Class-A affiliate, Williamsport Crosscutters, in 2013. MBCA coaches at the clinic will appreciate hearing about the knowledge gained through his extensive experiences as a player and coach, coupled with his straight-forward teaching approach.
Catching Coach, Flanagan HS (FL)
Regarded as one of the premier catching coaches in Florida, Coach Hobbs combines his high energy teaching style with sound fundamentals to get the most out each and every catching prospect. The MBCA is pleased to have Coach Hobbs elaborate and teach fellow coaches the techniques he has learned and found most helpful in improving pop times, athleticism, arm action, and overall control of the running game.
Providence County Day
Bob Dickerman brings his wealth of experience to the MBCA Clinic this year. Coach Dickerman has spent over 70 years as part of the Providence Country Day baseball program, serving as the head varsity coach from 1957-2001. He currently is an assistant coach who continually throws batting practice and integrates his own style into various drill work. Coach Dickerman left Providence Country Day to become the head coach at Gordon College for three years, but then returned home to Providence Country Day. The MBCA is pleased to have Coach Dickerman share various nuances and tidbits about everyday drills that coaches need as part of running a successful program.
Lowell High School
Coach Graham has steadily built one of the more respected programs in Massachusetts baseball. His Lowell Red Raiders have been annual participants in the MIAA tournament and his ability to develop the high school baseball player is unparalleled. We are pleased that Coach Graham will be speaking to our association about how to blend your coaching style to meet the needs of each player on your roster.