Name: Dave Vaccaro
Location: Holland, PA
Occupation: School teacher
Interests: Coaching Baseball, Fishing
Status: Married (Wife-Stacy)
My name is Dave Vaccaro and I am the creator of this site. Like many of you, I
have been involved in the sport of baseball for numerous years in many different
capacities. I grew up playing baseball in Lower Bucks County, PA. for
Middletown Athletic Association. I attended the Neshaminy School District and
played baseball throughout my junior high and high school years. I attended
Bucks County Community College for two years and had the privilege of being
on a state championship team both years. I then moved on to play baseball at
East Stroudsburg University.
Growing up. I was always accident prone. I was constantly missing bits and
pieces and even full seasons at times due to torn ACL's, a broken nose, thumb
and ankle. Toward the end of my college career I was literally a broken down
mess. However, I knew that the love for the game would always be with me.
I graduated from college with a degree in Physical Education and Health. I am
currently in my 12th year of teaching at Morrisville Middle/Senior High School in
Bucks County PA. I am also the head baseball coach at the school as well.
During my summers, I spend my time coaching Yardley Western Post 317, one
of the local American Legion teams. I started there in 1996 as an assistant coach.
Other than two previous years of coaching at the junior high level, this was my
first serious coaching gig (if you will). What a season it was!!! We went on that
year to win the American Legion National Championship. I am currently the
manager of this team now. From September to March (right before my high
school season begins), I am a private hitting instructor at the Big Leagues
Academy in Newtown, PA.
Throughout these years, I have committed myself to remaining a true student
of the game of baseball. I have attended numerous clinics to hear the likes of
Ron Polk (Mississippi State), Pat McMahon (U of Florida/NY Yankees), Trey
Hillman (KC Royals), Gary Ward (Okla. State/ New Mex. State) and many,
many more coaches share their theories of hitting. Each and every one of
them started out their demonstrations by mentioning that none of the material
they are presenting is their own original product. As established coaches, they
were still praising their quality of being a student of the game and crediting
others for what they know now.
I have taken what I have learned from these individuals along with some
principles of physics and kinesiology added in, to construct the philiosopy
that I currently use to instruct my high school and college level players.