Vince Rossomando ’02 steps down as HGP’s baseball coach
Vince Rossomando ’02, who has been a member of the baseball staff for the past 12 years, has resigned as Holy Ghost Prep’s varsity baseball coach effective immediately due to the increased responsibilities of his full-time job as an electrical contractor.
Rossomando compiled an impressive 46-16-1 record in his three seasons as HGP’s head baseball coach and played a vital role in the development of nearly 250 players during his dozen years within the program.
“When I was hired as the head coach in 2015, it was one of the best days of my life,” says Rossomando. “Conversely, the decision to step away from the program is one of the hardest, but I will leave Holy Ghost with fond memories.”
During the Rossomando tenure, Holy Ghost Prep has been one of the top programs in all of PIAA District 1 baseball—producing Nolan Jones (a rising star in the Cleveland Indians organization) and a number of college baseball players/commits within the past three seasons, including pitcher Peyton Birch (Hofstra), pitcher John McCrane (University of the Sciences), pitcher Ryan Staropoli (Lehigh), pitcher Luke Verga (Ursinus), pitcher Zac Vittorelli (DeSales), infielder Colin Costello (La Salle), infielder John McNamee (Rider) and catcher/DH Mark Seibert (Gettysburg).
“Vince will no longer be the head coach, but HGP is his alma mater and he will always remain a loyal alum and an ambassador for school and the baseball program,” says Jim Stewart, Holy Ghost Prep’s athletic director. “He has really transformed the program during his time here.
“In addition to their success on the field, Vince and his staff was able to ensure a new fence to close in the right field side of our field, brand-new bullpens for all three teams, new training equipment, protective screens, windscreens, field maintenance equipment, training videos, a professional pitching machine, new bases for all three teams and multiple team-building dinners and events.
“Needless to say, we will miss Vince and are grateful for tireless efforts on the behalf of the young men in our baseball program.”