USA Baseball Sport Development Staff
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Director, Coaching Development
Andrew Bartman joined the USA Baseball Staff in March 2019 at the Director of Coaching Development. Bartman is in charge of developing coaching resources and working with the Sport Development team to assess and grow the organization's coaching education offerings. He also runs the USA Baseball Coaches Clinic program, including scheduling and coordinating each event.
Prior to joing USA baseball, Bartman was the Youth Division Liaison at the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) for two years. While there, he coordinated Community Clinics and manager the Youth Clinics at the organization's national convention. He also served as a baseball coach at the collegiate level for 12 years.
Bartman graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education from MacMurray College in 2006 before earning his Master's Degree in Sports Management from American Public University in 2011.
He currently lives in High Point, North Carolina, with his wife, Nicole, and their two daughters, Kendall and Micah.
Assistant Director, Prospect Development Pipeline
Bailey Beck joined USA Baseball in May of 2018 as the Engagement Coordinator for the Prospect Development Pipeline (PDP). Her responsibilities include organizing and assembling social media posts, assisting with athlete assessments at PDP events, and the organization of data for individual player reports from PDP events.
Prior to joining USA Baseball Bailey worked with American Legion Post 63 teams and Alamance County Recreational programs.
Bailey graduated from North Carolina State University in May of 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a study focus in Marketing. She currently resides in Mebane, North Carolina.
Senior Director, Player Development
Scott Brosius is USA Baseball’s Senior Director of Player Development and serves as the organizational lead in the development of on-field programming for its national teams and national team development programs, as well as producing curriculum related to player development as part of USA Baseball's educational resources. Brosius also serves as the Field Coordinator at the Prospect Development Pipeline League.
Brosius was twice named the manager of the USA Baseball 18U National Team, where he managed Team USA to gold medals in 2011 and 2012, a world championship title and a combined 16-2 overall record. He was recognized as the 2011 and 2012 USA Baseball Rod Dedeaux Coach of the Year, presented annually to the coach who expects excellence out of their players and strives for them to better themselves on and off the field. Brosius joined Davey Johnson (2005, 2006, 2007) as one of only two former national team managers to earn multiple Coach of the Year honors from USA Baseball.
Previously, Brosius was an assistant coach and the third base coach for the Seattle Mariners in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Prior to his tenure coaching at the Major League level, he spent one season as the hitting coach for the Tacoma Rainiers, the AAA-affiliate of the Mariners, and 15 years coaching at his alma mater, Linfield College (McMinnville, Ore.). He joined the Wildcats' coaching staff as an assistant coach in 2002 and was later named head coach in 2008. In his eight years at the helm of the program, he led Linfield to the 2013 NCAA Division III National Championship and held a 270-96 overall record.
Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 1987 Amateur Draft, Brosius spent 11 years in the Major Leagues with the A's and the New York Yankees. He was named an All-Star after his first season in the Bronx in 1998 and earned a Gold Glove (3B) in 1999. Brosius was a part of three consecutive World Series championship teams with the Yankees from 1998-2000 and earned MVP honors in the 1998 World Series where he hit .471 with six RBIs and two home runs.
He received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Linfield College and currently resides in Oregon with his wife, Jennifer.
Assistant Director, Youth Development
Anthony Cangelosi first started with USA Baseball as the Coordinator of Youth Programs before joining the organization full-time in March 2019 as the Assistant Director of Youth Initiatives. In that role, Cangelosi assists the Sport Development team's growth of the game initiatives, including supporting the development and execution of the Fun At Bat and USA Baseball Coaches Clinics programs.
He worked with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation as an intern in Youth Programs before starting with USA Baseball. In addition, Cangelosi spent time as a Baseball/Softball Coordinator for the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy and as a Community Relations Assistant for the Washington Nationals.
Cangelosi graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2017 where he spent four years on the baseball team. During that time, he earned All-Conference Academy Team honors.
He currently lives in Durham, North Carolina.
Director, Youth Programs
Tyler Collins was named Director, Youth Programs, at USA Baseball in January 2017. His primary responsibility is overseeing the Fun At Bat program.
Fun At Bat, a USA Baseball youth initiative supported by Major League Baseball, SHAPE America and Franklin Sports, is an introductory level bat-and-ball program for students with an emphasis on character development, functional movement, literacy, active play and fun. Fun At Bat is a part of the PLAY BALL initiative, which is the sport’s largest collective effort to encourage young people to participate in baseball- or softball-related activities.
Collins managed the NFL FLAG program at USA Football prior to joining USA Baseball. During his nearly five years with USA Football, he worked on a number of youth football initiatives and played an integral role in increasing the participation in the NFL FLAG program from an estimated 150,000 participants in 2011 to over 370,000 in 2016.
He received his bachelor's degree in Sport Administration in 2011 from Ball State University.
Collins currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Director, Prospect Development Pipeline
Jules Johnson joined USA Baseball as Director, Prospect Development Pipeline, in November 2016.
He is responsible for overseeing and executing premier events for the newly formed Prospect Development Pipeline, which is a joint initiative between USA Baseball, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau. It establishes an official identification and player assessment pathway for elite baseball players to all 30 MLB clubs for the amateur draft.
Before coming to USA Baseball, Johnson supervised Baseball Operations and special projects for Cooperstown Dreams Park. He also oversaw the completion of construction and operation of events and marketing for a new, 16-field tournament complex built in Newberry, Florida.
Johnson graduated from Rutgers University in 2008 with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science and Kinesiology, where he was a member of the 2007 Big East Championship baseball team.
He currently resides in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife, Stephanie.
Senior Director, Athlete Safety
Kyle Lubrano came to USA Baseball in May of 2018 as a Senior Director of Sport Development. In her current role, she is responsible for organizational compliance with SafeSport and oversees the Pure Baseball initiative, which is USA Baseball’s abuse awareness program. Additionally, she is responsible for creating continuity and alignment between all of the organization's sport development initiatives.
Lubrano brings eight years of experience working with Team USA to her role at USA Baseball. Prior to joining the organization, she worked with both US Lacrosse and USA Field Hockey where she developed and delivered certification programs and education resources and led growth initiatives, respectively. She also spent time working with Major League Soccer's DC United.
Lubrano played soccer in college before going on to coach the sport at both the youth and collegiate levels. Most recently, she served as the Multisport Account Manager at Soccer.com and is currently part of a United States Olympic Committee group that develops scalable Athlete Development Models for National Governing Bodies.
She earned a bachelor's degree from William Paterson University of New Jersey in 2000 and a master's degree from Mercy College in 2004.
She currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her daughter, Ani.
Assistant Director, Prospect Development Pipeline
Matt Pajak joined USA Baseball in spring 2017 as the Assistant Director, Prospect Development Pipeline. Pajak assists in the execution of premier events for the Prospect Development Pipeline, which is a joint initiative between USA Baseball, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau. It establishes an official identification and player-assessment pathway for elite baseball players to all 30 MLB clubs for the First-Year Player Draft.
Pajak first joined the organization as the Coordinator, Program Development, in February 2016. In that role, he assisted with all aspects of both the National High School Invitational and the National Team Identification Series. Afterward, he transitioned to Coordinator, Prospect Development Pipeline, in November 2016, before starting his current role.
Prior to his time at USA Baseball, he spent two summers working with the Harwich Mariners and the Commissioner of the Cape Cod Baseball League in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
He graduated from Bryant University in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in business administration and a Master's degree in sports industry management from Georgetown University in 2018.
Pajak currently resides in Durham, North Carolina.
Assistant Director, Prospect Development Pipeline
Drew Pomeroy joined USA Baseball in April 2019 as an Assistant Director of the Prospect Development Pipeline (PDP). The PDP is a joint initiative between USA Baseball, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau to establish an official identification and player-assessment pathway for elite baseball players to all 30 MLB clubs for the MLB First-Year Player Draft. In his role with the PDP, Pomeroy assists with the current slate of programming and activations and is central to the daily operations and logistics surround the PDP Premier, MLB Development and Team USA activations.
Prior to joining USA Baseball, Pomeroy worked with Learfield IMG College as a Partnership Services Coordinator for the Mountain West Conference. He also served as the Director of Baseball Operations for the University of San Diego baseball program and held similar operations roles with the Arizona Diamondbacks Triple-A affiliate Reno Aces and the USL's Reno 1868 FC organizations. In addition, Pomeroy worked in marketing and partnerships with the San Diego State Fox Sports Properties, the San Diego Padres and the University of Nevada - Reno Athletics Department.
Pomeroy graduated from the University of Nevada - Reno in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in Management before earning his Sports M.B.A. from San Diego State University in 2018. He currently resides in Cary, North Carolina.
Director, Educational Resources
Lauren Rhyne was named Director, Educational Resources, at USA Baseball in November 2015. She is responsible for overseeing and maintaining several youth- and governance-drive initiatives, such as USA Baseball’s Online Education courses, Sport Development Blog, Long-Term Athlete Development Plan and USA Baseball Mobile Coach app. Rhyne is also responsible for overseeing USA Baseball's partnership with MLB for the Pitch Smart, Play Ball and Play Sun Smart initiatives.
Rhyne joined USA Baseball in the summer of 2014 as a research and development coordinator before being promoted to Assistant Director, Amateur Development, in November 2014.
Rhyne graduated from Elon University with a bachelor's degree in Sport and Event Management with minors in Business Administration and Coaching, and was also a four-year member of the Phoenix softball team. As part of her undergraduate career, she conducted a three-year study that explored the relationship between the gender diversity of NCAA Division I softball coaching staffs and their programs' winning percentages.
Rhyne received her master's degree in Park, Recreation, Tourism and Sport Management from North Carolina State University in May 2016 and currently resides in Pittsboro, North Carolina, with her husband, Forrest.
Chief Development Officer
Rick Riccobono is USA Baseball's Chief Development Officer and is responsible for the growth and initiatives of the Sport Development department, including the Play Ball and Pitch Smart programs. Riccobono was promoted to Chief Development Officer in 2014, his seventh unique position within the organization.
In his current role, Riccobono is responsible for areas of governance and the continued health and proliferation of the amateur game. As part of his duties, Riccobono serves as a liaison between Major League Baseball, USA Baseball and its national member organizations in matters pertaining to the amateur game.
During his tenure with USA Baseball, Riccobono has been innovative, leading USA Baseball's efforts in growing the sport, while also taking the USA Baseball Breakthrough Series, the 12U National Team program, the 14U National Team program, the National Team Identification Series and the National High School Invitational from conception to publication.
Riccobono's time at USA Baseball has also included National Team Program Director duties at the 12U, 14U, and 18U age levels. In all, he served the organization as part of six different national teams that captured five gold medals while compiling a total international record of 43-2.
Riccobono was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the sixth round of the 1998 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft out of Commack (N.Y.) High School.
He received a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife, Katie, and their three daughters, Riley, Emmalyn and Vivian.