This is an opportunity to listen and learn. We often wonder just how athletes and student-athletes perform consistently at such high levels. Many wish to take that knowledge and apply it to the personal and professional lives. One of the top baseball coaches in the country, New Haven Baseball's, Coach Celano will give us insights on how to meet and exceed goals. From a learner's mindset to doing the small things right, listeners will be able to use the knowledge from this show to help be their best in the new year and beyond.
Chris Celano enters his eighth season as the head coach at the University of New Haven in 2019. He has amassed a record of 186-109-1 (.630) with the Chargers and an overall mark of 371-247-1 (.600) as a collegiate head coach. The 2018 New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Division II Coach of the Year led the Chargers to one of the most successful campaigns in program history in 2018, as the team accumulated a program-record 39 wins. It was the 13th 30-plus win in program history and third under coach Celano. The Chargers began the season with a 16-0 record which was the second-best start in program history.
In addition, New Haven achieved a National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) national ranking as high as No. 5, and spent 11 weeks nationally ranked by the organization. In addition, the Chargers were ranked top-three in the East Region throughout the season and eventually earned the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division II East Region Championship. Celano also coached the New Haven pitching staff to the lowest team ERA in the nation in 2018, as the staff combined for a 2.51 ERA, the lowest in over a decade. For the season, he mentored two All-Americans, four All-Region players and seven All-Conference honorees, including NE10 Co-Pitcher of the Year, David Palmer.