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

Professional Baseball Instructor

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.

Joe Consolmagno

Professional Baseball Instructor

Joe Consolmagno, a native of Worcester Massachusetts, played three years of varsity baseball at St. Peter Marian High School under head coach Ed Riley. After graduating from St. Peter Marian in 2012, he went on to play at UMass Lowell where he started all four years. His freshman year at UMass Lowell the school was Division II, where Joe played in every game as a freshman and was elected to the NE10 All Rookie Team. His sophomore year, the school switched to Division I to  the America East Conference where he started all three years under coach Ken Harring. Joe holds the all-time triples record at UMass Lowell along with finishing atop many of the schools all-time categories such as stolen bases, walks, outfields assists and started and played. His senior year he led the nation in outfield assists out of all Division I schools. Joe was also selected to the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association All-Star team for Division I his senior year while finishing third in votes for player of the year in the America East Conference. He as also chosen to the America East All Academic team his senior year.

After graduating college in 2016, Joe started his coaching career right away. The Summer after he graduated he was the assistant coach for the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. In the spring, he was the assistant coach for Saint Peter Marian High School. He is currently the assistant coach for Fitchburg State University.