Staff
Head Coach
Michael Rocco

Mike Rocco is entering his seventh season at Assumption. He comes into this season with a 124-215-2 overall record and a 103-144-2 record at Assumption.

During the 2019 season, Rocco guided the Hounds to a 26-20 overall record in 2019 with his team going 4-4 while away for the birth of his son, Sammy, along with a 14-12 record within the Northeast-10. He also coached the Hounds to a 6-0 start, their best start to a season in over a decade. His team qualified for the NCAA Playoff Tournament as the No. 7 seed, the first time the program had made the tournament in 10 years. Two of his players received NE-10 Third-Team All-Conference Honors, while one earned All-Rookie Team Honors. His team defeated nationally ranked Southern N.H. on April 28 and his team posted at least one win against each NE-10 Northeast Division foe.

Rocco guided the Hounds to a 17-28-2 record to go with a mark of 11-16-2 in NE10 Conference play during 2018. Rocco coached two players to postseason honors, as Andrew Jaehnig and Quinn Moynihan were awarded with All-NE10 recognition. Jaehnig was named First Team All-Conference, while Moynihan was named Third Team All-Conference. Jaehnig was also named NCBWA and D2CCA First Team All-Region and became the 12th player in program history to collect 200 hits in his career. The team also earned wins over Franklin Pierce and No. 7 New Have over the course of the year.

The 2017 season was Rocco's fourth season in charge of the Greyhounds, where he kept them in the fight for a postseason berth right up until the final few weeks of the season. The Hounds finished with a 17-25 overall record to go with a mark of 10-17 in NE10 Conference play. Rocco coached a pair of Hounds to postseason honors, led by Andrew Jaehnig who recieved a plethora of accolades after claiming the East Region batting title. Jaehnig was named First Team All-NE10, while Jared Brescia earned NE10 All-Rookie Team recognition. The duo were also bestowed with Worcester Area All-Star honors, as Jaehnig was named First Team and Player of the Year, while Brescia was named to the Second Team. On top of that, Jaehnig earned First Team All-East Region honors by the NCBWA, D2CCA and ABCA/Rawlings. Jaehnig also became the 11th player in program history to be named All-American when the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) bestowed upon him the honors.

In 2016, Rocco led the greyhounds to their first postseason berth since 2009. The Hound finished with a 19-25 record and were 14-15 in Northeast-10 Conference play. Three members of the Assumption baseball team received NE-10 All-Conference honors for their play in 2016: Andrew Jaehnig (Second Team), Mike Coggeshall (Third Team) and Hunter Tralli (All-Rookie Team). Three Hounds were also named as Worcester Area All-Stars (Coggeshall, Jaehnig, Curtis). Not only did Rocco coach several regular-season award winners, but Assumption also boasted six Hounds in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL) during the summer of 2016. These include Coggeshall, Tom Horstkotte and Kyle Chudoba (Worcester Bravehearts), Jake Byrne (Wachusett Dirt Dogs), Clay Yianacopolus (North Shore Navigators) and Tralli (Torrington Titans).

During the 2014 season, Rocco’s first season as head coach of the Greyhounds, the team went 19-20 with a 13-16 conference record, a 10-11 divisional record and was in the hunt for the Northeast-10 Conference playoffs all the way up until the last weekend of the season. Three of his players received Northeast-10 All-Conference recognition (Mike Coggeshall, Greg O’Donnell, and Ysander Figueroa). Four of his players were named to the All-Worcester Team (Coggeshall, O’Donnell, Figueroa, and Kevin O’Connor). He also coached one of his players to become Worcester Area player of the year (Figueroa). Cody Rocha, one of the team’s captains, received the 2014 Rev. Alfred R. Berthiaume ’32 Memorial Award for going“Above and Beyond” at the Assumption College Senior Athletic Banquet.

Rocco comes to Assumption from Lesley University (Mass.), where he served as the program’s head coach for three seasons from 2011 to 2013. After taking the team from an 0-28 record in the team’s inaugural season in 2011, Rocco guided the team to eight wins a year later and was named the 2012 New England Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year.

In addition to his coaching career, Rocco was a four-year starter for Bryant University as a first baseman. He completed his career as the program leader in games played at 204 and third in career hits with 221. In addition, he also holds the NCAA Division II career and single-season records for putouts.

As a freshman in 2004, he was named as the Northeast-10 Freshman of the Year as helped lead the Bulldogs to their first-ever Division II College World Series appearance.

Rocco and his fiance Lindsay reside in Westminster, Mass. with their son Sammy.

Assistant Coach
Brendan Cutler

The 2020 season will be the fourth season in the dugout with the Greyhounds for Brendan Cutler as part of Mike Rocco’s staff. During the 2019 season, Cutler filled in for head coach Mike Rocco while the team traveled to Florida and Rocco was present for the birth of his son. During that trip, Cutler went 4-4, including a sweep of Northeast-10 rival Bentley University.

Brendan attended Fitchburg State University, earning his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, while also a four-year member of the Fitchburg State baseball team (2012-2016).

As a player in 2016, he helped lead Fitchburg State to the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) playoffs as the three seed. For his efforts, he was selected to the MASCAC All-Conference First-Team as well as being selected to the All-Worcester Area Second-Team for the second straight year. Brendan served as a three-year captain for the Falcons and during his sophomore campaign he received the Fitchburg State Male Athletic Leadership Award for his leadership on the baseball diamond.

After his playing career concluded at Fitchburg State, Brendan joined the Nor’Easters AAU Program where he was an assistant coach for the 15u team and was in charge of the catchers and outfielders. Cutler also started a little league winter camp for little leaguers to get prepared for their upcoming season.

Volunteer Assistant Coach
Quinn Moynihan

Quinn Moynihan is in his first year as a coach with the Assumption baseball staff.

Moynihan spent the 2018 season as a graduate transfer with the Hounds, earning NE10 Third-Team All-Conference honors. In his lone season with the team, he batted .335 with a .406 on-base percentage, 65 hits, eight doubles, 19 RBI and 23 walks. Prior to Assumption, Moynihan played two seasons at Division I Lipscomb as an infielder and also played one season at Holy Cross. He is a native of Worcester, Mass.

Assistant Coach
Aaron Kaska

Aaron Kaska will begin his third year on the Greyhounds staff in 2020.

Kaska comes to Assumption with a wealth of knowledge in the game, having created F.A.S.T. Athletics LLC where he is the Owner/Director of development since 2005. He oversees programs in five states, including Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Jersey.

Kaska also ran the Central Mass Baseball Club based out of Worcester, where he recruited the top talent throughout New England and helped grow the program from 30 players to 145 (14 teams). He was heavily involved with the college recruitment of his players, placing many in top NCAA Division I and Division II programs throughout the United States.

Kaska currently helps run the Evolution Sports Facility in West Boylston, where he is the High School Prep Director and also a Baseball Coach and Trainer. He was the Head Coach of two NEAAU Championship teams, as well as earning five NEAAU Divisional Titles at the helm.

Kaska was a former standout on the Sacred Heart University Baseball Team and currently resides in Northbridge, Massachusetts with his wife and triplets.