: Staff / Instructors

The All American Baseball Academy Staff
FULL-TIME DIRECTORS AND OWNERS:

Bob Vivian-Graduate Temple University, former Head Coach LaSalle University and Olney High School. Over 30 years of experience coaching junior high, high school, college and semi-pro baseball, Division 1 MAC College Conference Coach of the Year in 1989. Former Director of Suburban Baseball Clinic. Coach of the "STARS" AAU baseball team and part owner.

Sam Wernick-Graduate of Kutztown University with a masters degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, Is currently a scout for the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club. He is a Coach of the "STARS" AAU baseball teams, General Manager of the Academy and part owner.


Josh Miller
Josh Miller on the Mound
Academy Instructor, Josh Miller Signs With Houston Astros
Academy Instructor, Josh Miller has signed with the Houston Astros organization. Here is a copy of the article from the Bridgeport Bluefish web site.

BLUEFISH STARTER JOSH MILLER PICKED UP BY ASTROS
WILL REPORT TO AA CORPUS CHRISTI


August 24, 2005 - Bridgeport Conn. – The Bridgeport Bluefish announced today that starting pitcher, Josh Miller has been picked up by the Houston Astros and will report to their AA affiliate, the Corpus Christi Hooks.


Miller's career began when he was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 32nd round of the 2001 draft and later signed on June 7, 2001 . In 2001 with Single A short season Batavia of the New York-Penn League, Josh appeared in 17 games and struck out 21 batters in 31.1 innings pitched. He ranked fourth in the league in walks per nine innings pitched as a reliever with .57.


Miller spent three seasons in the Phillies organization making it as high as AA Reading in 2003, and ranked third in walks per nine innings pitched as a reliever with 1.53, in 84.0 innings of work.


For the Bluefish this season, Josh leads all starters with seven wins, including back to back starts most recently on August 14 th and 19 th . Miller managed to keep his ERA under 3.98 all season, ending with a 3.88, in 20 appearances, all starts, and ranks number two on the team in innings pitched with 137.0.

After finishing his assignment, Josh plans to return to his duties at the Academy in the fall.



Other Staff:
Toby Fisher - Current Assistant Coach at LaSalle University and former Assistant Coach at Temple University also a third baseman at Lasalle University.


Bob Levy-Coach and Suburban Baseball Clinic camp director, former college freshman coach and semi-pro league manager.

John Loftus-Former varsity coach at Archbishop Wood High School.

Don Lordan-Former pitcher in Atlanta Braves organization, All American pitcher at Lafayette University, pitcher in College World Series.

Bob Weidinger-Assistant coach Temple University, former College World Series All Star.

Our Academy trains year-round at our 12,000 sq. ft. astroturfed facility located at 272 Titus Avenue, Warrington, PA. If you are a baseball player who wishes to better yourself, to reach long-range goals such as playing in a Division I college baseball program, and/or possibly beyond, All American Baseball Academy is the training ground for you! Our goal is for our players to experience physical and mental transformation that will take them to the next level, not just in baseball, but in life as well. We are not just training baseball players, we are developing complete people.


Jim Fasano
Jim Fasano
Friday, November 24
Jim Fasano
The Academy welcomes Jim Fasano, an Academy Hall of Famer currently playing with the Kansas City T Bones. Jim will be working with our Academy and in our camps and clinics.

Position:
1B
Date of Birth: 07/20/1983
Height: 6' 5"   Weight: 240 lbs
Bats: L
Throws: R
Resides: Horsham, PA

Biography:
2005: Spent entire season with Clinton, batting .302 (119-394) with 21 doubles, 5 triples, 10 home runs and 74 RBI in 98 games…led qualifying LumberKings in batting average, ranking 8th among Texas minor leaguers and 10th in the Midwest League in that category…also led Clinton batters in hits, RBI, and slugging percentage (.457) and ranked 2nd on the club in runs (65) and at-bats…appeared in 64 games at first base and 34 at designated hitter…hit safely in 18 of 19 from May 6-June 2, including season-high 11-game hit streak from May 21-June 2…registered 33 multi-hit games, including season-high 4 hits on April 14 at Peoria and September 1 at Burlington…also recorded 3 hits on 8 occasions…batted .362 (47-130) over final 32 games to raise average from .273 to .302…homered in consecutive games on May 30-31 and August 15-16…totaled 3 homers in a 4-game span from May 30-June 2…recorded season-high 4 RBI on August 6 vs. Peoria…batted .359 (14-39) in 10 games in April and .362 (38-105) with 24 RBI in 26 games in August…hit .338 (25-74) against left-handers and .295 (94-319) against right-handers…batted .409 (9-22) with 14 RBI with the bases loaded…hit .374 (46-123) with runners in scoring position…2004: Spent first professional season with Spokane…batted .266 (73-274) with 8 home runs and 45 RBI…tied for third in the Northwest League in doubles (21), along with teammate Travis Metcalf…tied for team lead in doubles, ranked second in hits (73) and third in RBI (45)…earned Rangers Minor League Player of the Month in August, batting .311 (33-106) with 12 doubles, 6 home runs and 21 RBI over 27 games…was the Northwest League’s Batter of the Week from August 2-8, batting .500 (9-18) with 2 HR and 7 RBI in 5 games…notched 11-game hit streak from June 26-July 9, batting .395 (15-38) during that span to raise his average from .152 to .268…hit safely in 14 of 15 games from July 28 to August 14, hitting .402 (25-62) with 4 home runs and 16 RBI during that stretch to raise his average from .228 to .286…had season-high 3 hits on 4 occasions…went 3-4 with 3 doubles on August 24 at Salem-Keizer…registered season-high 4 RBI on August 21 vs. Boise…drafted out of Richmond University, batting .311 with 41 doubles, 37 home runs and 152 RBI over 3 collegiate seasons…led the Atlantic 10 with 18 HR in 2004, batting .316 with 62 RBI in 57 games…was named Atlantic 10 MVP as a sophomore in 2003, hitting .344 with 16 HR and 68 RBI…college teammates with fellow Rangers’ 2004 draftee Robert Lenoir…2001 graduate of Hatboro-Horsham (PA) High School, where he earned All-League honors on three occasions.


Joe Kerrigan Jr
Joe Kerrigan Jr.
Saturday, November 25
Joe Kerrigan Jr,
Joe Kerrigan Jr., has been a key member of the Academy staff for many years. As a minor league player he was drafted out of Temple University by the Boston Red Sox. Joe works with our Academy players on their infielding skills as well as hitting. Last year Joe is a former Head Baseball Couch at Cardinal Dougherty High School. Joe's father, Joe Kerrigan Sr. is the current pitching coach with the Pittsburgh Pirates, a former pitching coach with the Philadelphia Phillies and a former manager of the Boston Red Sox.

Saturday, November 25
Tom Filer, MLB Pitching Coach, an Clinician
Tommy Filer- was a former pitcher with the Cubs, Mets, Brewers and Blue Jays. He was a pitching coach for 9 years with the Norwich Navigators - New York Yankees AA affiliate and was also with the Toronto Blue Jays AAA ballclub for a year as the Pitching Coach of the Syracuse Pilots. He is currently the AA pitching coach for the Reading Phillies. Tommy Filer has returned again, to work with our Academy members and participants in our Major League Pitchers and Catchers Clinics. He will also work with a select group of six top ranked area pitchers during January and February in the Elite Major League Pitching and Catching Clinic.Tommy has worked with the many of the top pitching prospects in the Phillies organization. For more info please call 215-672-7500.

Josh Wernick_1
Homerun Swing, Playoffs 2006
Thursday, January 25
Josh Wernick
Josh Wernick, a former Division I scholarship player at Temple University. Josh is a charter member of the Academy Hall of Fame. He was ranked as high as the #2 player in the state of Pennsylvania and #149 nationally by "Baseball America Magazine" in October, 2001. He was also selected as an "Elite Top Prospect" by "Collegiate Baseball Magazine" twice. Once in 2001 and again in 2002. Josh has played in numerous semi-professional and collegiate baseball leagues and is currently a coach for the Academy "STARS" team and an Academy instructor.

Wednesday, February 21
Harry Ley
The Academy welcomes back one of it's Charter Hall of Fame Members. Harry Ley was a Public League high school All Star while. As a collegiate player, he went on to set the all time record for assists at Drexel University, doing it in just three years, just before Drexel dropped baseball as a sport. Harry completed his college career as a Temple Owl. He is one of the best shortstops to come out of Southeastern, Pennsylvania.

J Goldstein
Jeff Goldstein
Thursday, May 24
Jeff Goldstein

Talk about strength and conditioning. In 1991 and 1992 Jeff Goldstein was the Pennsylvania State Powerlifting Champion in the 242 lb class. He has lifted in two national contests and one world contest. With a fourth place finish of the 1992 sub-masters world championships. Jeff has a best competitive lift of 755 lb squat, 470 lb bench press and 711 lb dead lift. Jeff Goldstein elevates the Academy program to another level.

Jeff played adult baseball with The Croydon MudCats (4 time league champs), the Philadelphia Yankees (2 time defending fairmount Park A-league champs) and the Sand Gnats (2 time defending Philadelphia Fall baseball league champs). He has also trained professional baseball players like David Wright, Joe McKewing, Jimmy Fasano, Michael Gibbs and Carl Loadenthal in the off-season. Jeff provides a unique approach to helping each athlete reach his full potential.