CAMP STAFF

VALBROOK BASEBALL ACADEMY's staff consists of some of the best High School coaches from around Long Island, as well as many current and former top college players. Many of the top H.S. players in Nassau also assist at the camp.

Camp Director - Al Marrazzo

Al is currently teaching Social Studies and English at Lynbrook South Middle School. He has been the Varsity Baseball Coach at Lynbrook H.S. since 2002. Prior to coaching varsity, Al served as the J.V. coach for 2 seasons and the Junior H.S. coach for 6 seasons. He graduated from St.John's University with a B.S. in Elementary Education in 1993 and from Adelphi University with a Master's Degree in Health Education in 1998. His biography was published in the 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 Who's who of American Teachers book and he was elected into the National Honor Roll's Outstanding American Teachers in 2006. He led Lynbrook H.S. to its first league championship in 12 years, in 2003 and was voted Nassau County League A4 Coach of the Year. He also led Lynbrook to the league A3 Championship in 2006 and was once again selected Coach of the Year. In 1995, he was elected to the Staff Honor Roll, as given by the superintendent of Lynbrook schools, and was given an Honorary Lifetime Membership to West End School's PTA in 2002, for his dedication and service to the children of the Lynbrook community. Al served as site Director and Head Coach for Buddy Harrelson's Baseball Academy and American Sports Academy for 8 years.
 

Camp Director - Tony Lombardo

Tony is currently the Varsity Baseball Coach at Valley Stream Central High School. In the 24 years he has been with the program, Central has had 14 winning seasons and 10 consecutive League Championships 1991-2001. In 2000 he received the National High School Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year Award. Tony had worked for the Buddy Harrelson's Baseball Academy as a director and coach for 7 years before starting Valbrook with Al Marrazzo in 2002.

Camp Co-ordinator - Frank Alesia

Frank Alesia is currently the head baseball coach at Valley Stream Central High School. In his seven years as head coach, his baseball program focuses on structure, work ethic, discipline, and team building. Through coaching, Frank has helped young athletes embark on their career path at the collegiate level. He was a head coordinator at the Dom Scala’s, One on One baseball camp from 2003-2012. He created and built the travel baseball organization the Long Island Pirates, that was composed of 13-17 year olds. In three years, the Pirates earned 3 NJBL championships and two Boys of Summer Championships while composing an overall organizational record of 256 – 27.

Phil Spoteck

Training Supervisor/Instructor - Phil Spoteck

Phil teaches 7th grade Accelerated Math at Weber Middle School in Port Washington. There Phil also serves as the Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach. He has coached at the Varsity level for the last 7 years and previously coached Junior Varsity and 8th grade baseball. Phil has been a large part of the recent success of the Port Washington program. The team won Nassau Conference AA-2 and finished as the Nassau County Runner-up in 2019. For his work with the team in 2019, Phil was awarded the Varsity Assistant Coach of the Year in Nassau County.