SHARON, Pa. – Penn State Shenango welcomes Carmen Nocera because the inaugural head coach for the newly launched baseball program.
“I’m very excited for Coach Nocera to steer our baseball program. He has sturdy ties to Mercer, Lawrence and Trumbull counties that may improve his recruitment.” mentioned Director of Athletics Amanda Howett. “Coach Nocera has been teaching on the school degree for nearly 20 years, and his wealth of data will make our program sturdy from the beginning.”
Nocera involves Shenango with an in depth baseball background, having began his teaching profession at Palm Seaside Group School in 1987. In 2000, he was employed by Westminster School in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, and went on to steer the Titans to 10 20-win seasons, setting the file for many wins in a single season, in addition to being named Coach of the 12 months on two completely different events. Nocera additionally helped to launch the baseball program at Jap Gateway Group School in Youngstown, Ohio, the place he coached till this system ended because of COVID-19. He has additionally labored with the Kansas Metropolis Royals and Florida Marlins of Main League Baseball as a scout.
“I stay up for the problem of beginning a program from scratch and I admire the backing of the administration, admissions, athletic division, and stay up for seeing how effectively we are able to do and the way shortly we are able to do it,” Nocera mentioned. “I’m wanting ahead attending to work with the baseball gamers on the collegiate degree, recruiting the kind of pupil that is not solely an ideal baseball participant however an ideal student-athlete.”
Nocera is a graduate of Geneva School the place he performed each baseball and soccer and is presently a member of their athletic Corridor of Fame. He earned his grasp’s levels from Kensington (California) College and Westminster School respectively, and his doctorate from LaSalle College. Nocera additionally earned principal and superintendent certifications from Westminster School and his particular training certification from Slippery Rock College.
Penn State Shenango homes 5 USCAA athletic packages, together with the newly launched baseball program, which can start competing through the 2023-2024 tutorial 12 months.