Baseball Coaches

Kevin Wnukowski

Professional Baseball Instructor

Kevin was a two year starting catcher at Lawrence Academy. Kevin was part of the 2011 undefeated Spartans where he led the team in average and received the Co-MVP with Tyler Beede (San Francisco Giant RHP). Kevin played for the Worcester Heat from 2002-2004, also played for TCB, NEB, and the Frozen Ropes. Kevin Graduated from Lawrence Academy in 2012 and went on to play baseball on scholarship at American International College. Kevin has also been working with Len Solesky for over 10 years and continues to learn from him to this day.  Kevin joins the successful staff of baseball coaches who have made Hit Quarters their home for teaching baseball to the youth.

Daniel Generelli

Professional Baseball Instructor

The Worcester native has enjoyed an illustrious career both on the mound and as a coach. Generelli is a graduate of Wachusett Regional High School in 1998, where he played for WPI Hall of Fame wrestling coaching Phil Grebinar, and spent one season at Quinsigamond CC in 1999 before entering the ranks of professional baseball. He was a 20th round draft pick of the Boston Red Sox, and spent five years in the Red Sox system, making stops with the Lowell Spinners, Gulf Coast Red Sox and Augusta Green Jackets. With a mid to upper 90’s fastball Generelli was one of the Red Sox top pitching prospects before suffering multiple arm injuries. Generelli moved on to the Expos organization and spent two season with the Vermont Expos. He also spent some time as a member of the hometown independent Worcester Tornadoes of the CanAm League.

Following consecutive surgeries in 2004 and 2005, Generelli retired from pitching.  His goals shifted to join the ranks of the many baseball coaches who hoped to make an impact on the game despite not playing. Coach Generelli had joined the WPI staff in 2005. The pitching staff at WPI has improved each year, with the 2009 team producing a school-best 4.02 ERA (minimum 25 games) and the program boasting a consensus first team All-American in right-hander Conor Fahey. In addition to the seven years he has spent on the WPI coaching staff, he has spent 12 years coaching with Mark Peters with the East Side American Legion Post 201 club. Coach Generelli has been the manager of East Side Legion Post 201 for the last 3 seasons. In 2013 Generelli took over the reins from Peters. Coach Generelli helped guide the Raiders to State Tournament appearances in 2005, 2006 and 2009 and championships in 2011 and 2013. In 2013 East Side was 1 win away from going to the American Legion World Series. Coach Generelli is now the Assistant Head Coach at his alma mater Wachusett Regional High School.

Kelly Rooney

A three year starter for the Nipmuc Regional High School and DVC player of the year in his Senior year. Kelley Rooney was awarded to the first team All-Conference two years in a row. He lead the team in average, OBP, total bases and steals. After graduating from Nipmuc in 2011 he walked on to the Umass Lowell Baseball Team his freshmen year. There, he started two years as a second basemen under Ken Harring at Umass Lowell. His senior year he was the leader in on base percentage along with fielding percentage. Kelly has also played Summer ball in the FCBL (Future Collegiate Baseball League) for the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide where he started as a Shortstop/Second Baseman.

Anthony Perry

Coach Perry graduated from Saint John’s High School in Shrewsbury, MA in the spring of 2012. He was a four year Varsity starter from 2009-2012, played in four district championship playoff series, and was a Captain during his senior year finishing with a career record of 20 wins and 7 losses. While at Saint John’s, he was an ESPN MIAA Preseason All-State selection, a Greg Montalbano Tournament MVP, a Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Association All-State selection, a two time Central Massachusetts Conference All-Star and a Worcester Telegram & Gazette Super Team All-Star. He played two years of American Legion Baseball for West Boylston Post 204 during 2010-2011, and played for several high profile AAU programs from 2009-2012. Those programs included the Worcester Heat (now Mizuno Northeast), Central Massachusetts Renegades, RBI Rebels (now Worcester Warriors), Strike Zone Select, North East Baseball, Team Connecticut Baseball, and the Virginia Canes (2010 Perfect Game 16u WWBA National Champions). Anthony went on to play college baseball as a four year starter in the NE-10 Conference; which is widely regarded to be one of the premier Division II Baseball Conferences in the country. Anthony served mainly as a starting pitcher for Assumption, but also provided relief work and closing when needed. Anthony provided leadership for the Hounds, serving as a Captain during the 2016 playoff season. Anthony has college summer ball experience playing in both the Central New England Baseball Association League as well as the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. Anthony played for the 2013-2014 Shrewsbury Dirt Dogs winning a CNEBA Championship in 2014. Anthony also played in the FCBL League with the Worcester Bravehearts, winning an inaugural FCBL championship in 2014. Anthony received his Bachelor’s Degree (cum laude) in Business Management with a Minor in Psychology and is currently enrolled in an MBA program at Assumption.

Anthony brings passion, high energy, and a positive outlook to our coaching staff. His coaching experience began when he was in college coaching with our U-15 Mizuno Northeast Showcase team. In the past he has worked extensively coaching camps, clinics, and providing instruction in the Massachusetts area. Anthony considers himself fortunate for receiving pitching instruction from several excellent college and high school coaches in the Central Massachusetts and Connecticut areas. For the past 8 years, he has been studying pitching philosophy and technique firsthand under nationally published and MLB endorsed Coach and Mentor (Len Solesky). Coach Solesky is a top ten rated pitching coach in the United States. We are very excited to welcome Coach Perry to Hit Quarters as he will serve as the Head Pitching Instructor for our facility and the Mizuno Northeast program.