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The 2017 Staff

Directors and Coaches

DIRECTORS


Jim DeRosa has been teaching Social Studies and coaching baseball at Northport High School since 1997.  In 2019, Jim was named Associate Head Coach of the Varsity along with co-Director Sean Lynch. His previous coaching experience is :Head JV Coach from 1997-1999. Varsity Assistant Coach from 2000-2015. Head JV2 Coach from 2016-2017.  In 2018, Jim served as the Head JV Coach where was named Coach of the Year for League 2. Jim played 4 years of college baseball at LIU/Post, and 2 years of pro baseball in the NorthEast Independent Baseball League. 

Sean Lynch has been teaching Physical Education and coaching baseball in the Northport/East Northport School District since 2002. Sean was named Associate Head Coach of the Varsity along with co-Director Jim DeRosa. His previous coaching experience is as follows: Head JV Coach from 2002-2017. Interim Varsity Head Coach, 2018. In 2009, 2014, and 2015 Sean was named J.V. Coach of the Year for League 2 in Suffolk County. Sean played 4 years of college baseball for nationally ranked University of South Florida. Sean served as the Varsity Head Coach this year.
Rich Castellano has been working in the Northport/East Northport UFSD since 1974.  Rich has served as a baseball coach at Northport High School on all three levels for the past 26 years. Rich has also served as Head Varsity Softball Coach. He is also the Head Girls Varsity Basketball Coach at Northport H.S. He has held that position for the past 32 years.  He has led the Lady Tigers to 10 Suffolk County titles and 5 Long Island titles.  In March of 2009, Rich was elected to the New York State Basketball Hall of Fame.  In January of 2015, Rich earned his 600th victory as Head Coach of the Lady Tiger Basketball team.  

Coaches

Matt Lertora, Northport High School Class of 2011. All-League Honors in 2011.  Graduated from SUNY Cortland in 2015. Matt serves as the Junior Varsity Baseball Coach at Plainedge High School. He currently is the Head Coach of the Long Island Hawks 15U Boys of Summer Baseball team. Tigers Baseball Camp Alumnus.


Lucas Vallas, Northport High School Class of 2011. 4-year Varsity starter, All-League Player for 3 years, Lucas graduated from American International College where he played 4 years of college baseball.  Served as the Assistant Varsity Coach at Northport High School in 2017, 2018. Tigers Baseball Camp Alumnus


Christian Mateyunas, Northport High School Class of 2015, 2 year starter as an OF and Pitcher in 2014, 2015. Attends SUNY Farmingdale.


James Magnuson, Northport High School Class of 2015, Plays at SUNY New Paltz. 2 year starter as a 1b and Pitcher in 2014, 2015. Tigers Baseball Camp Alumnus.


Nick Palmerini, Northport High School Class of 2016, Starting Pitcher for 2015, 2016. All-County, Winning Pitcher in Nassau/Suffolk All-Star Game in 2016. Starting Pitcher for SUNY Purchase. Tigers Baseball Camp Alumnus


D.L. Rodriguez, Northport High School Class of 2017, 2-year varsity starting catcher. 

Tigers Baseball Camp Alumnus


Frank Stola, Northport High School Class of 2017, Starting CF for 2015, 2016 teams.   

All-League, 2015. All-County, 2016, 2017. Will attend William College and play football and baseball. Tigers Baseball Camp Alumnus


Jake McCarthy, Northport High School Class of 2017, Starting 3B and Pitcher for 2016 team. All-League, 2016, 2017. Will play at Molloy College. Tigers Baseball Camp Alumnus


Tom Neary, Northport High School Class of 2017, 1B and DH for 2016 team.  Current player at Pace University. Tigers Baseball Camp Alumnus.


Alex Rueter, Northport High School Class of 2017, Infielder/Pitcher for 2016, 2017 teams. Attends and plays for SUNY Old Westbury


Chris Caravousanos, High School Class of 2017, 2018, All-League, 2018, Tigers Baseball Camp Alumnus. 


Ryan Lupo, Northport High School Class of 2018, Tigers Baseball Camp Alumnus.  Attends Siena College.


Kurt Widmaier, Northport High School Class of 2014, 2015, Tigers Baseball Camp Alumnus.  Pre-med at UCLA.