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Sam Nott

Attended Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland and led his conference in RBI's and home runs and was the captain of his team. Graduated in 2013 with a degree in Business. Played Division I baseball for four years as an outfielder and first baseman. Led Division I Northeast Conference in homeruns and finished second in RBI’s. Has been learning from and working with Carmen Fusco for over 10 years. Will be serving as the Director of Baseball Operations and Hitting coach for the Fusco Academy. Originally from Harrisburg, PA.  
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Carmen Fusco

The founder, owner and operator of the Academy. He has worked in professional and collegiate baseball since 1975. Originally founding the academy in 2005, Carmen left to serve as Director of Professional Scouting for the Seattle Mariners from the offseason of 2008 through the 2010 season. Preceding his stint with the Mariners, he also scouted for Montreal and, immediately prior to joining Seattle, Milwaukee. Most recently he has served as a Special Assignment Scout with the San Diego Padres.

Carmen began his scouting career with the Padres, Reds and Cardinals while coaching Austin Peay State University (1975) and Middle Tennessee State (1976-80). In 1980, he was named a regional supervisor with the New York Mets, and he spent the next decade in a variety of scouting roles with them.

From 1990-93, he was a Special Assistant to the GM in San Diego, and he returned (with Joe McIlvane) to the Mets in the same role. He was appointed Director of Pro Scouting with New York in 1996, and worked as Assistant GM/Director of Pro Scouting from 1997-2003. After spending one season (2004) as Asst. GM/Director of Scouting Development, he resigned to open the Carmen Fusco Professional Baseball and Softball Academy.

A New Castle, PA native, Fusco graduated from Middle Tennessee State University.
Ryan Nealon

Ryan Nealon is one of the assistants at the Academy. He assists with indoor teaching and outdoor practices specifically, with the catchers and defensive positioning. In addition to teaching he is one of the coaches for the academy teams. He was a catcher for the Mercyhurst North East Saints a Division II Junior College located just outside of Erie, PA. He graduated from Mercyhurst College in 2008 with a degree in Business Administration. He also earned his Master’s in Business Administration in Operations Management from the University of Scranton in 2011. 
Stephanie Reese

Stephanie attended Lock Haven University and was an outfielder for the Lady Eagles softball team; she graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice and minor in Psychology. She is in the process of working on her masters in Science and Sports Psychology. In 2006 the Lady Eagles won the Division II National Championship and was named to the all-tournament team. Stephanie is currently the assistant varsity coach at Central Dauphin High School where she has coached the past 5 years. Central Dauphin has won the District Championship 3 years in a row (2011, 2012, and 2013). She will be serving as the Director of Softball Operations as well as the head coach for one of the academy’s travel softball teams. Stephanie is originally from Harrisburg, PA. tephanie attended Lock Haven University and was an outfielder for the Lady Eagles softball team; she graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice and minor in Psychology. She is in the process of working on her masters in Science and Sports Psychology. In 2006 the Lady Eagles won the Division II National Championship and was named to the all-tournament team. Stephanie is currently the assistant varsity coach at Central Dauphin High School where she has coached the past 5 years. Central Dauphin has won the District Championship 3 years in a row (2011, 2012, and 2013). She will be serving as the Director of Softball Operations as well as the head coach for one of the academy’s travel softball teams. Stephanie is originally from Harrisburg, PA. 
Mike Toomey

Serves as the Director of Pitching Development at the academy. Mike was a 4-year starting pitcher at Wilkes University 2002-2006. He then served as Assistant Coach at his alma mater from 2007 to 2008 before moving on to become the Pitching Coach for Rappahannock Community College from 2010 to 2011. He has worked with some of the best pitching minds in the game including Tom House, and was named a certified coach by both the Dedeaux Baseball Research Institutue (2011) and the National Pitching Association (2011).