Coach Vennochi is entering his fifth season as the head coach of Emerson’s Baseball Program. In his first four seasons at the helm, the team become increasingly competitive in the NEWMAC conference.
The Melrose MA native, graduated from Emerson in 2011 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, and a minor in Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations. He then completed his Masters of Education in Athletic Administration at Endicott College’s Van Loan School in 2013.
Vennochi played three seasons for the Lions Baseball Program, including being named a captain and team’s MVP his senior year. In his three seasons, Vennochi tallied 81 hits and a .299 average over his 95-game collegiate career. He was a part of Emerson Baseball’s most successful season in 2010 when the club won 15 games.
Before coming back to his alma mater in summer 2015, Vennochi coached the club baseball team at nearby conference rival Babson College for two seasons. In addition, he worked camps, clinics, and did personal instruction at Extra Innings in Middleton MA. He also was an assistant coach for the Wesleyan University softball team in the spring of 2015.
He is also the franchise holder (2014 – present) for the Malden Maddogs in the Boston based Intercity League. In the summer of 2019, the Maddogs made their first playoff appearance, and won 10 games.
Vennochi currently lives in Groton MA with his wife Hannah.
Coach K will be entering his 5th spring with the Lions, after joining the staff in January of 2016. Chaves graduated from NEWMAC rival Babson College in 2012 with a degree in Business Management with a concentration in Finance and Economics.
After 4 seasons as pitching coach, Coach Chaves will be working with the outfield for the 2019-2020 season. He will also be assisting with many of the operations of the program.
Chaves played two seasons for the Beavers varsity team as a relief pitcher and then decided to organize, manage and play for Babson College's very successful club baseball program. His time there overlapped with Coach Vennochi as a player and a coach.
Since graduation Chaves has played and coaches for the Malden Maddogs in the Intercity League alongside Vennochi.
A native of Martha's Vineyard MA, Chaves currently works as a Financial Analyst at O'Reilly Media in Downtown Boston and lives in East Boston.
Matt Horan will be joining the staff as the pitching coordinator. Horan graduated from Franklin Pierce in 2013 with a degree in business management.
He played two seasons at Franklin Pierce and was a part of the regional championship team that went to the D2 college World Series in 2013.
Before Franklin Pierce, he played at Wallace community college in Dothan Alabama and Kirkwood community college is Cedar Rapids Iowa.
Coach Horan brings seven years of coaching experience at all levels: Private, team setting and camps/clinics. He spent 2019 as the pitching coach at the NE-10 Champions, Franklin Pierce.
Horan currently lives in West Roxbury, MA and also work as a Performance Coach/pitching Coach for Wasserman Strength in Nashua, NH.