Diamond Pro Teams

   Youth Teams                               Modified Teams                               High School Teams                              
   10u-Maynard  13u-Consaul 15u-Eckler
   12u-Dennis  14u-Rogers 15u-Soja
   12u-Melino   16u-B. Fuller 
    17u-T. Fuller

Head Coach: Marty Maynard

Maynard graduated from Penfield High School in 1999, where he earned All-County honors in 1998 and 1999 playing both middle infield and catching.  He went on to play at RIT where he was a 4-year starter at catcher and a 2-year captain from 1999-2003 earning All-Conference honors all four years and All-Region honors his junior and senior seasons.  He was voted the team’s MVP his junior and senior seasons and led the Tigers in hitting his junior year with a .398 average.  While predominately a catcher, Maynard also saw limited action at 2B, 1B and OF.  For his career he posted a .345 batting average and a .977 fielding percentage.

Since graduating from RIT, Maynard has 10+ years of coaching experience working with various age groups.  Prior to 2013, he’d coached in various capacities with the Penfield and Greece school districts, Penfield Little League, and the Braman Post American legion team.  Most recently, he spent three seasons as the head coach of a travel team in the Rochester area working with the 15-17U age groups and providing catching instruction for the program.  In addition to his passion for baseball, Coach Maynard is also a competitive skier and runner.  He competes on a national level in biathlon and cross-country skiing and has previously competed in the Olympic Trials for biathlon as well as several other international competitions. He works as a program manager in the Rochester area and lives in Victor with his wife Nancy and their daughter Millie.

This is Maynards first year with Diamond Pro and will be the 10u head coach during the summer of 2017.

Assistant Coach: Ryan Kalbfus

Head Coach: Jalen Dennis

Dennis attended Aquinas Institute and played four years on the varsity baseball team.  He led the team with a .421 batting average his freshman year.  He was honorable mention all four seasons and helped lead Aquinas to a state title in 2010.  Dennis also played three years of varsity football and basketball.  

He then attended Canisius College where he redshirted as a freshman from 2010-11. Dennis then transferred to MCC and played baseball there from 2011-2013. He pitched and played third base for the Tribunes. Helped the team win a Region 3 Division II championship during the 2012-2013 season.  He finished with a .300 average his sophomore season and was also top in the nation in era in the beginning months of the season at MCC.

Dennis then transferred to St. John Fisher and played for two years on the baseball team.  He graduated St. John Fisher in 2015 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Finance.  He has been at Diamond Pro for a little over a year and will be the 12u head coach during the summer of 2017.

Assistant Coach: TBD

Head Coach: Zack Melino

After graduating from Gates-Chili High school in 2011, Melion continued his playing career at Monroe Community College in 2012 and 2013. Melino pitched in the starting rotation both as a freshman and sophomore and helped MCC to a Region 3 Division II championship his sophomore year as well as being named to the First Team All-Region team. After MCC, he was recruited by several schools including a couple DI schools. Melino decided to take a scholarship to Urbana University (DIV II) and ended up finishing his playing career and SUNY Brockport.

Assistant Coach: Dan Paolini

Paolini was a Division 1 commit to Siena College in Albany, NY.  As a freshman in 2009, he hit .430 with 11 home runs and 53 RBI's which earned him MAAC Rookie of the Year and Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American honors.

As a sophomore, he hit .368 with 26 home runs and 64 RBI's.  He led the nation in home runs per at bat with .49 while his 26 home runs was second in the nation.  He earned MAAC Player of the Year, Second Team All-American, and was a finalist for the Golden Spikes award that year.  Paolini also participated in the first College Home Run Derby at Rosenblatt Stadium and played for the Chatham A's in the Cape Cod League that summer.

As a junior, he hit .352 with 19 home runs and 67 RBI's.  Paolini earned MAAC Player of the Year and became Siena's all-time home run leader.  He was then drafted in the 10th round by the Seattle Mariners a a second basemen.

Paolini played rookie ball in the Appalachian Leage where he hit .284.  2012 was Paolini's first full professional season.  He played in the Midwest League (Low A) where he hit .300 with 20 home runs, 12 of which came in the month of August.  He earned Minor League Player of the Month in August and was also awarded an organizational All-Star by the Mariners.

In 2013, Paolini started in High A in the California League.  His .284 average and 18 home runs earned him a promotion to AA during the year.  In 2014, he hit .270 with 13 home runs in the Southern League (AA).  The next year he returned to AA where he hit .271 with 5 home runs which earned him a promotion to the Pacific Coast League (AAA).

This is Paolini's first year with Diamond Pro.

Head Coach: Rob Consaul

Consaul graduated Fairport High School in 1993 where he was 2-time all country as a catcher.He then went on to SUNY Cortland where he graduated in 1998 with a degree in Elementary Education Pre-K through 6th Grade.  In 2003, he attended SUNY Brockport where he graduated with a master’s degree in Elementary Education Pre-K through 6th Grade.  He has been teaching for 18 years and is currently teaching 5th grade at school #25 in the Rochester City School District.

Consaul has been coaching all levels of high school baseball for 18 years.  He was the head varsity baseball coach at Penfield where he coached numerous All-County players, All-Greater Rochester players, and All-State players.  His teams won Section V Class AAA Championships in 2009, 2010, and 2012 as well as earning state rankings.  Consaul was also named Section V Class AAA Coach of the Year in 2012.  He was also the head coach of several summer baseball teams including an MCBR 17u team, an MCBR 19u team, and both Junior and Senior American Legion Braman Post teams.

Consaul is currently the assistant varsity baseball coach at McQuaid Jesuit High School.  This is his first year with Diamond Pro and will coach the 13u team in the summer of 2017.

Assistant Coach: TBD

Head Coach: Tom Rogers

After graduating from Fairport High school in 2004, Rogers continued his playing career at MCC from 2005 to 2006, helping the team win back to back Regional Championships. After finishing from MCC, he continued on to play at Columbia Union College (MD) in 2007 and 2008.  During his senior year, he led his team in innings pitched as well as wins and helped CUC win the 2008 United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Championship. Individually, he earned an USCAA All-American Honorable mention in 2008.

From 2006-2011, Rogers was the pitching coach and eventually the head coach of the Brooks Shepard American Legion team.  After that, he became the pitching coach at Columbia Union College for one season.  One of his many accomplishments during his tenure there was developing and implementing a pitching program for the baseball team.  In 2009, Rogers was the pitching coach for the Churchville Chili varsity baseball program.  A program that was Section V AA Champions.  He then became the pitching coach for the Fairport Varsity baseball program.  During his three years as pitching coach, he helped the Red Raiders win sectional championships in 2011 and 2013.  During the summer of 2012, Rogers was also the pitching coach for the Hornell Dodgers of the New York Collegiate Baseball League.  His coaching helped them become Western Division Champions.

Rogers has been coaching for 9 years now and is currently the Fairport JV head baseball coach.  He is in his fourth year at Diamond Pro as a pitching instructor and as head coach of the 14u team.

Assistant Coach: TBD

Head Coach: Jeff Eckler

Eckler was an all-county infielder who graduated Webster High School in 2001. He went on to play Division III Baseball at St. John Fisher from 2001-2003.  Upon graduating from St. John Fisher with a degree in history and secondary education, he was hired in 2005 at Webster Schroeder where he currently teaches and coaches.  

Eckler has spent eleven years at all levels of the high school program.  He spent the first three years as the assistant to the Junior Varsity and Varsity programs, before spending the next three as the head Modified coach.  He has spent the last five seasons as the head Junior Varsity coach. In addition to assisting several summer travel programs over the years, Eckler has run the Webster Baseball Camp and Webster Youth Baseball Camp for the past six seasons.   Each camp has featured various top college players and coaches from the Rochester area.  For the past three years he has been an instructor with the U.S. Baseball Academy held at St. John Fisher.  

He became part of Diamond Pro in the spring of 2016 where he coached the 16U Showcase team to a 25-6 record. Eckler will be the 15u team head coach in the summer of 2017. 

Assistant Coach: Brett Sanders

Sanders graduated from Greece Olympia High School in 2012 where he earned First Team All-County Awards and theprestigious Cutaia Award.  He then attended Monroe Community College where he played in 60 games during his tenure as a Tribune.  He was also named team captain his sophomore year.  

Sanders then transferred to SUNY Brockport where he completed his final two years of baseball.  During that time, he earned SUNYAC Second Team All-Conference honors his junior and senior season.  He graduated from SUNY Brockport in 2016 with a degree in Business Administration.  

Head Coach: Geoff Soja

Soja played high school baseball at Fairport.  He then attended Niagara University where he pitched for four years (2011-2014).  Primarily a relief pitcher, he set school records for career appearances (91), career saves (11), holds three out of four top places for appearances in a season (27,26,24), and third most wins in a season (6).  He graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.

During his collegiate career, Soja traveled all around to play summer ball.  He played a season in Walla Walla, Washington, and was part of a division winning summer team in the West Coast League. This was a top 20 summer league team with players from UCLA, UC Irvine, Cal Poly, Oregon State, and Oregon University.  He also played in the NYCBL for the Adirondack Trail Blazers and was named First Team Post-Season All-League and a mid-season All-Star. He had 

21 appearances in which he did not allow a single earned run and led the league with 10 saves.  Soja also pitched in Fayetteville, North Carolina in the Coastal Plains league.  He had a 1.82 ERA for the summer and played with players from Cal, Kentucky, Illinois, NC State, University of South Carolina.

Soja pitched against NFL Number 1 pick and Heisman Trophy Winner at Florida State Jameis Winston.  He also pitched against Team USA which included 1 1/3 inning of scoreless baseball, which he faced Kyle Schwaber, Alex Braggman, Trea Turner, Brad Zimmer.

Has two older brothers that also both played Division 1  Baseball, Steve (Coastal Carolina) and Greg (Wagner College).  Soja has been with Diamond Pro for two years and will be the head coach of our 15u team in the summer of 2017.

Assistant Coach: TBD

Head Coach: Ben Fuller

Graduated from Penfield HS in 1999.  Fuller was a Monroe County All-County Selection in the 1997, 1998, and 1999 seasons.  Fuller then went on to play NCAA baseball at RIT.  He was an All-Conference selection in 2001 and 2002 seasons.

Fuller began his coaching career in the American Legion league, coaching the McQuaid American Legion team in the 2000 and 2001 seasons.  He then went on to coach the Braman Post American Legion team.  Fuller coached Braman Post to District championships in 2004 and in 2007.

Fuller’s high school coaching career began in Penfield in the 2004 season as a Varsity Assistant.  He then went on to coach 4 years of modified baseball in Penfield before accepting a JV position at Olympia High School in 2009.  Fuller then became the head varsity baseball coach at Olympia High School.

He is currently in his third year as the Webster Schroeder varsity baseball assistant coach.  His team won the 2016 Section V Class AA Championship, a regional championship, and were runner's up for the state championship.  Fuller is entering his fourth year of coaching with Diamond Pro.  He most recently coached the 15u team and will be the 16u Showcase team head coach in the summer of 2017.

Assistant Coach: Ben Fuess

Head Coach: Brad Kaczka

Graduated from Pittsford Sutherland High School in 2011 where he won three sectional championships (2008, 2010, 2011)and a state championship his junior year (2010).  He was First Team All Monroe Country and all state his sophomore, junior, and senior years while earning First Team All-State honors his senior year.  Kaczka also made the All Greater Rochester Team his senior year.  

He then attended Monroe Community College and had a very successful career on the diamond.  He played in all 48 games his sophomore year while helping to lead the Tribunes to a NJCAA Division II regional title.  He batted .376, with 4 home runs, 40 RBI’s, 48 runs, and 11 stolen bases.  He also earned First Team All-Region and Academic All-American honors.  

Kaczka then transferred to Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science and Minor in Coaching.  Chosen as a captain by his teammates his senior year, he was part of a team that went 40-19, one of best in the Big South Conference that year.  Kaczka hit .369 his senior year which led the Big South.  He also set a school record and tied an NCAA record by hitting three triples in a game during the regular season.  He was honored with Second Team All-Conference his senior year as well as the All-Tournament Team.

Kaczka takes on multiple roles at Diamond Pro.  He was an assistant coach to the 16u Showcase Team in the summer of 2016 and will be the head coach of one of the 17u Showcase Teams in the summer of 2017.  He is the Director of Marketing and Social Media at DP and will also assist in fundraising and other day-to-day operations.   Kaczka is also a first year assistant varsity coach at Pittsford Sutherland.    

Assistant Coach: Hunter Merrill

Merrill graduated from Pittsford Sutherland High School in 2013. While there he won 3 sectional championships in 2010, 2011, and 2013; he also won a State Championship in 2010, starting at second base as a freshman. He was awarded All Monroe County two out of his four years at Sutherland and was All Greater Rochester his senior season.

After Sutherland, Merrill went on to play at Monroe Community College for two years. He played in 49 games his sophomore year with an average of .362 and stole 16 bases. The Tribunes won the NJCAA Division II Regional title his sophomore season and Merrill earned Second Team All-Region honors.

Merrill then transferred to Division II Mars Hill University in North Carolina, where he finished his college career.  His first season at Mars Hill, the Lions went 30-19, but fell short of the conference tournament. Merrill had a very successful senior season, hitting .415 with 28 stolen bases (led the South Atlantic Conference) and a .508 on base percentage. The Lions went 29-21 and made the conference tournament for the first time in many years. Merrill was honored with First Team All-Conference and First Team All-Region Awards. He is currently looking for a job in marketing or operations in the Rochester area. 

Head Coach: Tony Fuller

Fuller is Diamond Pro's General Manager and Head of Team Operations. He was also recently tabbed as the Head Varsity Coach at McQuaid Jesuit High School. Before moving into his current position at DP, Fuller spent five years as an assistant coach at Monroe Community College. MCC won four NJCAA Division II Region 3 titles with Fuller as an assistant.

The Penfield, N.Y. native served as the Tribunes' hitting coach and recruiting coordinator. During his tenure, Monroe's offense flourished including the 2013 squad which finished the season with a team batting average of .355 including six regular players hitting .350 or better. With Fuller manning the third base coach's box this past season, MCC finished top ten in the nation with 138 stolen bases while being thrown out on just 34 occasions (80 percent efficiency).   Monroe annually sent 7-10 players on to four-year schools while Fuller was with the program. He worked closely with two players (Danny Mendick and Jon Klein) who have since gone on to professional careers.

As a player, Fuller helped MCC to regional titles in 2005-06. He was an All-Region selection his sophomore season when MCC won a then-school record 40 games. Fuller went on to play two years at the State University of New York at Buffalo before serving as a volunteer assistant with the Bulls program. He coached the Hornell Dodgers of the New York Collegiate Baseball League for two seasons and guided the Dodgers to the 2012 Western Division regular season title. Fuller is entering his fifth year with Diamond Pro and is the head coach of the 17u Showcase team.