|Title:||Baseball Volunteer Assistant|
The Spartan staff welcomes home one of their own. Andrew Romanella joins the staff at STAC after a one-year stint with former Spartan player & coach, John Muller, as the Recruiting Coordinator and top assistant at The College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, NY. Before MSV, he served two years as the head coach of Raritan Community College (2014 & 2015). While at Raritan, he mentored two All-Region and All-Conference players while his team boasted a .308 average with 52 stolen bases in 31 games.
His playing career began at the Gunnery School where he was a 4 year varsity letter winner, All-Conference middle infielder and captain of the 2x Western New England Prep Baseball League Championship. After graduation he moved on to the City College of New York, a Division III CUNY School located in NYC, where he started every game at shortstop for two years finishing with a .304 batting average, 30+ stolen bases and 50+ runs scored and was named All-Conference his sophomore year. Romanella transferred STAC and became an integral part of first team in school history to capture an East Coast Conference Championship and NCAA East Region tournament birth. In two seasons at STAC, he started in 46 games while appearing in 80 at 5 different positions, finishing his collegiate career appearing in 157 games with a .270 batting average, 40 RBIs, 42 SB, 15 doubles and a .360 on base percentage
Outside of the his college coaching duties, Coach Romanella has remained busy, coaching with Evolution Baseball, Zoned Sports Academy and the Bayside Yankees. He also directed social media for those organizations. This past summer he finished his 2nd season coaching professionally with the Rockland Boulders of the Can-Am (Independent).
At STAC Coach Romanella is the day-to-day infield coach and the team’s conditioning coordinator. He also takes the responsibility of managing and strengthening the Spartan’s elite running game. During games, he serve as the first base coach.