Our Staff


Management

Mike Wasserleben

General Manager

Mike Wasserleben is the General Manager of the Coliseum Sports Complex. Mike graduated from Temple University in 2017 with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport and Recreation Management. After graduation, Mike became the General Manager of The Sportsplex at Warminster for two years before coming aboard with the Coliseum Sports Complex. He currently coaches JV baseball and basketball at William Tennent High School where he graduated in 2013.

Ellen Vind

Assistant General Manager/Youth Director

Ellen Vind is the Assistant General Manager /Youth Director of the Coliseum Sports Complex. Ellen graduated from Drexel University in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. After graduation, Ellen was the Special Event Manager for Drexel University College of Medicine and then worked as the Special Event Manager at For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation. Ellen is the mom to three children and in her spare time she loves to stay active and she also enjoys cooking.

Emily Oltman

Director of Marketing

Emily@thecoliseumsc.com

Emily Oltman is the Marketing and League Manager at the Coliseum Sports Complex. Emily graduated Rider University Magna Cum Laude in 2020. She played for the softball team at Rider collecting MAAC Conference All-Academic Team honoree awards in 2019 & 2020. She is currently a Ball Girl for the Philadelphia Phillies and does private pitching instruction.

Erica Cipolloni

Director of Softball Operations

Erica@thecoliseumsc.com

We are pleased to announced Erica Cipolloni as our new Director of Softball Operations at the Coliseum! Erica has years of experience in coaching, as well as being an incredible athlete herself. She is eager to get the Pioneer's softball organization performing at the highest level possible! She will continue to do her private lessons as normal. Erica is originally from NE Philadelphia and graduated High School from Nazareth Academy High School. Her softball number was retired in 2010 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2020. Throughout High School, she played for elite travel ball programs, Team NJ run by Jim Barcelona & NJ Breakers run by former Team USA coach Joe Salvatore. Erica was nationally recruited by ACC, SEC, and BIG 10 programs and followed her sister, Giannina, to the University of Virginia (UVA) as a second baseman on a full athletic scholarship. In 2010, she was 1-42 selected to try out for the USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team in Chula Vista, CA. The player pool was made up of athletes that have been identified by WNTSC as an elite softball player in the appropriate age group. Please email Erica if you have questions about lessons or our softball program!

Golf Instructors

Scott Yurgalevicz

Instructor

Scott Yurgalevicz grew up in Torrington, CT where he graduated from Oliver Wolcott High School as Valedictorian and later attended Villanova University. After college he started his golf career at Radnor Valley Country Club as the 1st Assistant Golf Professional. While there he developed a passion for teaching the game of golf.

Over the last 9 years he has had the pleasure of teaching many beginners, D1 college golfers, Local Club Champions, GAP Champions, 2 US Amateur participants, 1 US Senior Amateur participant, and 1 Canadian tour member. You can also find some of his numerous golf publications on GolfWRX.com and in Golf Tips Magazine. He is also the Director of Golf at Division 1 LaSalle University located in Philadelphia, PA

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his Wife, Angela, their three daughters Julia (4 years old) and Madison (2 years old), and Emily (3 months)

Baseball/Softball Instructors

Emily Oltman

Instructor

Emily Oltman played for Delco Chaos Gold and Perkiomen Valley in High School. She then continued on to play college softball at Rider University. At PV she was a four-year letterwinner with 440 career strikeouts in 416.2 innings, 2 Time First Team All-Conference, 2 Time All Area First Team, Player of the Week Award and 2 Time Honorable Mention All-State. She was also a three-year varsity letterwinner for volleyball as a middle hitter in high school. At Rider she made a team-high 31 appearances and 17 starts in the circle as a Freshman. As a sophomore made 27 appearances in the circle, including 21 starts, struck out a team-high 91 batters in 103.1 innings pitched. Appeared in 18 games and was a MAAC All-Academic team honoree as a junior. She graduated in 2020 where her season was cut short due to COVID.

Megan Stauffer

Instructor

Megan Stauffer played travel ball for PA Chaos Gold and Rock Gold in high school and played college ball at Marshall. She has been giving lessons since she was in high school and has also assissted with several camps and clinics in college for pitching, slapping, and fielding.

Megan primarily teaches pitching as well as slap hitting, and also has experience teaching fielding.

Leon Sendecki

Instructor

Leon Sendecki has over 50 years experience both playing and coaching, along with being a teacher for over 37 years. With 10 years coaching for the Plymouth and Conshohocken Little Leagues and 20 years experience at the Instructional Baseball Inc. (IBI) Baseball Camp in Harleysville, Leon specializes in coaching baseball.

Leon was the head baseball coach at Beverly Hills Middle School and. The Haverford School. For the Fall Season, Leon has been the assistant baseball coach at St. Joseph's University, and is also a 4 year varsity player (pitcher and outfielder) there.

  • Boyertown American Legion and high school player - 1976 MVP and batting champ - State Champions
  • Pine Forge Athletic Association - Little League and Junior legion- State Champions - 1973

Kevin Scholla

Instructor

Kevin Scholla has been coaching baseball since 1994 and is currently:

  • Head Coach Maritime Academy High School (2021 Philadelphia Public League Undefeated American Division Champions)
  • Head Coach USA Stars 13U Travel Baseball
  • Head Coach Lansdowne Boys And Girls Club Baseball

Formerly:

  • Head Coach The Christian Academy
  • Manager Babe Ruth Baseball 19U
  • Head Coach Little League 7U/8U Travel Baseball
  • Current Baseball Announcer Trenton Thunder (AAA-Blue Jays)
  • Has worked for New York Yankees, University of Pennsylvania, Sussex Skyhawks (Can-Am League), Charlottesville Tom Sox (Valley Baseball League)
  • Booster Tri-City Dust Devils, Helena Brewers, Montgomery Biscuits, Winston-Salem Dash
  • Contributor Chicago White Sox Charities
  • Covered New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies

Scott Nestor

Instructor

Scott Nestor is currently an assistant coach at Villanova University, a Division I baseball program that competes in the Big East Conference. In his role with the Wildcats coach Nestor works specifically with the catchers and assists the Wildcat Offense.

Prior to Villanova, Coach Nestor was the Hitting coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Savannah State University in Savannah, GA. In his first season he helped lead the Tigers to their first winning season since 2013. The Tigers were ranked in the top 50 in Division II offensive statistics in multiple team and individual leader boards; 35th in team Batting Avg (.315), 4th in team OBP (.450), 2nd in team stolen bases per game (3.43), 5th in runs per game (9.9).

Individual leaders; Batting Average, DJ Franklin 37th (.410) On Base Percentage, DJ Franklin 6th (.563) Phillip Woullard 34th (.512) Base on Balls per Game, Luis Lamarche 10th, Gabriel Patxot 29th, DJ Franklin 43rd Phillip Woullard 43rd.

Savannah State University was also awarded the top seed in the inaugural HBCU World Series in Montgomery, AL.

Before his role at SSU, coach Nestor was hired as an assistant baseball coach at Rochester College in 2013 to be the programs pitching coach. Along with turning around a program that won 9 games in the season prior to his arrival, the Warriors made back to back small college world series appearances in 2014 and 2015. Nestor also developed seven USCAA academic All-Americans and the 2015 USCAA Student Athlete of the year.

In 2012, Nestor was hired as the head coach for the junior varsity team at Seaholm High School in Birmingham, Michigan. His role was to develop young athletes to compete for the High School’s varsity program. Seaholm’s team had a 31-11 record through two seasons under Nestor.

Scott began his coaching career as an instructor at the Varsity Shop Training Center in Bloomfield, MI. throughout his time at the training center he also served as facility supervisor, youth camp director, and coordinator of Development. Simultaneously, he also coached and worked as the Director of Operations for the Oakland Bulldogs Baseball program out of Rochester, MI. During his time with the program we assisted in the development of over 120 student athletes to continue their academic and playing careers at the college level and 9 players would make it to the professional ranks.

Eric Fisher

Instructor

Eric was a member of the Plymouth Whitemarsh H.S. State Championship Team of ’94. He played four years at Division II Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was a two-year captain for Eckerd and throughout his college career he was able to crack into Eckerd College's record books as one of the top 10 players in ten different offensive records. He then played for an independent minor league (Northern League) team in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for 3 years. He was a member of the Perky League’s Norristown A’s Dynasty where he has won 4 Playoff MVP Awards. Eric was inducted into the Perky League Hall of Fame. He has been a coach for PW’s varsity baseball team. He was a co-founder and co-owner of Diamond Baseball Academy in King of Prussia, Pa where he trained hundreds of athletes and coached several DBA travel teams. He is currently coaching in the PWC Pioneers program.

He currently works at Plymouth Whitemarsh H.S as a special education teacher as well as being the Special Education Department Chair.

Rocco Cione

Instructor

Rocco has been the head junior varsity baseball coach at Springside chestnut hill academy from 2019 to Present. He is also the head American legion baseball coach in the greater norristown American legion league for the mount Carmel Mounties. He coached baseball for Plymouth little league for five years, and coached baseball for the canes baseball travel program for one year.

Rocco graduated from Plymouth white marsh high school in 2003, and played on the baseball team under head coach Rich Coletta while he was a student there. In 2005, he graduated from Northampton C.C. With a degree in sports management and played two years under head coach John Sweeney in the EPCC Conference. From 2005 - 2012 he played in Perkiomen Valley Twilight League for the Ambler Rebels under head coach Bruce Debernardis.

He is currently employed full time for Plymouth township public works since 2007. He is married to his wife Beth Cione with two kids John and Amelia Cione, residing in Plymouth meeting, pa.

Chris Kirsch

Instructor

Chris is a native of Newtown Square, PA and attended Marple Newtown High School, where he was a First team All-Delco and First Team All Southeastern PA selection as well as the 2010 Delaware County Cakey Dougherty Award Winner. He played 2 years at Lackawanna College where in his sophomore season compiled a record of 10-1 with a 1.80 era, 101 strikeouts while scattering 38 hits in 70 innings. At Lackawanna, he was a first team All-Region XIX selection, elected as that region’s player of the year. He was also a First Team All-American and a NJCAA Pitcher of the week after throwing a No-Hitter. He was a 3x MLB amateur draft selection. Pittsburgh Pirates in 2010 (13th Rd.), St, Louis Cardinals in 2011 (21st Rd.), and Tampa Bay Rays in 2012 (14th Rd.) He played 7 years in the Tampa Bay Rays Organization where he made it all the way to Double-A before injuries derailed his career. Over that span, he compiled a record of 32-28 with a career era of 3.45 while being elected a 2x All-Star and 2x Pitcher of the week.

Erica Cipolloni

Instructor

Erica Cipolloni is originally from NE Philadelphia and graduated HS from Nazareth Academy High School. Her softball number was retired in 2010 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2020. Throughout high school, she played for elite travel ball programs, Team NJ run by Jim Barcelona and NJ Breakers run by former Team USA coach Joe Salvatore. Erica was nationally recruited by ACC, SEC, and BIG 10 programs and followed her sister, Giannina, to the University of Virginia (UVA) as a second baseman on a full athletic scholarship. In 2010, she was 1-42 selected to try out for the USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team in Chula Vista, CA. The player pool was made up of athletes that have been identified by WNTSC as an elite softball player in the appropriate age group.

Erica has been coaching and training players from ages 10-18 since 2011. In 2016, she joined the Newtown Rock Softball Organization to help develop, challenge, mentor and advance players to play collegiate softball. She is currently coaches the Newtown Rock 16u National team and is the head trainer for the Newtown Rock Organization.

Eddie Brown

Instructor

Eddie Brown is in his sixth year at Villanova University, serving as Assistant Baseball Coach.

  • Recruiting Coordinator
  • Hitting Coach
  • Infield Coach
  • Has had five players picked in the MLB First Year Player Draft

Previously:

  • Wagner College Assistant Baseball Coach from 2012-2016
  • Recruiting Coordinator
  • Hitting Coach
  • Infield/ Outfield Coach
  • Had four players picked in the MLB First Year Player Draft

Paige Toothaker

Instructor

Paige Toothaker played at St. Thomas Aquinas College as a left-handed pitcher where she contributed to the best season in program history during her senior year with 18 appearances and a 1.93 ERA, leading the team to the ECC championship game in 2021. She received Pitcher of the Week, All-Conference honors and was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Prior to college, Paige played for the Concord Raiders Softball Organization in Concord, Massachusetts. In 2017, at Oakmont Regional High School, Paige led the team to its first ever undefeated season as team captain. She finished the year with a 22-1 record, recorded a 0.58 ERA with 203 strikeouts, batted .338, and received the league MVP award.

Paige has prior experience as a 14U travel ball coach with the Raiders and leads group practices, along with individual pitching, hitting, and fielding lessons.

Currently, Paige is a graduate student at the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University.

Garry Maddox II

Instructor

Garry Maddox II has over 40 years of baseball experience. Being the son of Former Phillies Center Fielder and 8-time Gold glove winner Garry Maddox, he has been around baseball his entire life. Currently the 9U Pioneers head coach and 9U Whitemarsh Little Travel Team Head Coach Garry has a passion for teaching the fundamentals of baseball to all aspiring baseball players.

Garry Graduated from Harriton High School in 92’ where he held the role of starting center fielder for 3 years. He was the starting center fielder at the University of Maryland for 3 years before leaving early to begin his professional baseball career with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

In his first year as a professional he was elected to the All-star team and helped the High Desert Mavericks win the Single A California League Championship. Garry played minor league baseball for 8 years with the Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks. He also spent several years playing in Mexico and Venezuela. Throughout his baseball career Garry worked at the All American Baseball Academy in Horsham where he developed his teaching skills.

His two children inspired him to pick up the passion again helping to coach softball and baseball where he resides today in Lafayette Hill.

Stephanie Aurello

Instructor

Stephanie Aurello played at Mount Saint Joseph’s Academy in Flourtown as a four year varsity starter, on the softball field Stephanie’s positions included catcher as well as third baseman. She also played soccer and basketball throughout her high school career.

Stephaine went on to coach her alma mater during grad school then moved on to coach varsity softball at Germantown Friends School where her team had their first undefeated season followed up with their first championship. While at GFS Stephanie also coached middle school soccer and basketball while an assistant 5th grade teacher. Stephanie graduated from Drexel University in 2011 with her masters in Sport Management and has continued playing rec league softball and flag football in local leagues

Kyle Stump

Instructor

Kyle began his coaching career at the youth level when he coached the teams of his two sons, who are currently in the Pioneers program, one on the flagship 12U team and the other that is on the 2022 11U team. In November of 2021, Kyle went to Texas and obtained his hitting certification at Epstein Hitting, where he reaffirmed his desire to help all players gain confidence and learn how to hit. Jake Epstein is the son of former MLB player Mike Epstein, Jakes father spent over 10 years visiting with Ted Williams learning and trading physical and mental hitting techniques. Jake has served as a hitting consultant for the University of Missouri and continues serve as a consultant to the Milwaukee Brewers Organization. The success of Epstein Hitting is attributed to identifying the swing faults and having a program to fix those faults for good.

Kyle has been around the game for as long as he can remember. He played youth baseball in the small town of Shrewsbury, New Jersey, much like the town of Conshohocken. He had no specialized training, trusting his Little League coaches on the way to his high school career. Being the younger brother of the family, he was able to watch his older brother to become better and better. He played for Red Bank Catholic in Red Bank, NJ, and was voted a captain his senior year. He was an integral part of the program's first and only state title when they won the NJSIAA Parochial B championship in 1997. His team solidified a program that was committed to trying to be the best and is now perennially one of the top teams in NJ.

Since then his old junior teammate Buddy Hausmann has been the head coach of a program that regularly produces Division I talent and MLB draft picks.

Kyle has a lot of tools in his arsenal to teach any hitter, baseball or softball, who has the desire to take his or her skills to the next level. His focus is to deliver lessons with a full desire to make athletes into quality hitters based on the program that Jake has provided and resources to identify swing faults and reinforce the correct movements through drills.

Brooke Darreff

Instructor

Brooke Darreff is originally from Warminster PA and graduated HS from Central Bucks High School South. She played in the Little League Softball World Series in 1999 with Warrington Warwick Little League. In high school, she played for Warrington Blue Thunder and the Pennsbury Gems travel organizations. Brooke played college softball at Saint Joseph’s University, which is a part of the Atlantic 10 conference. As a player, Brooke had a decorated career with the Hawks, earning all-conference honors on three occasions. As a sophomore, she garnered A-10 Player of the Year accolades, hitting a league-best and program record .461 average and compiling a .536 on-base percentage. She was ranked 5th in the nation that year in batting average.

After her career at Saint Joseph’s, she served as Graduate Assistant Coach at Temple University for one season. She coached the catchers and infielders. After one season with the Owls, she left for a full-time opportunity at her alma mater as the Assistant Coach at Saint Joseph’s University. She was tasked with developing and executing practice plan, and was the point person for recruiting, travel and scheduling.

On the field, she has coached hitters, infielders, outfielders and catchers. She helped guide the Hawks to five straight Atlantic 10 Championship appearances, including a pair of runs to the title game in 2013 and 2016. She was the Assistant there for five seasons before becoming the Head Coach at La Salle University. She coached 3 seasons for the Explorers and volunteer coached for them for one year.

If you have any questions, send us an email or give us a call at (610) 615-8140

 
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