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.