Frank Pericolosi has served as head baseball coach at Pomona-Pitzer since 2003 and has become the winningest coach in program history over his first 15 seasons at the helm (372-232-1).
During Pericolosi's tenure, the Sagehens have captured four SCIAC championships (2003, 2007, 2009, 2010), made five appearances in the NCAA Tournament and have had four seasons with 30 or more wins. He guided the Sagehens to 25 wins or more in seven straight years (2007-13), during which the team has compiled an impressive 206-84-1 record. In both 2009 and 2010, the Sagehens picked up two NCAA Tournament victories at the West Regionals.
Pericolosi assembled one of the top teams in Pomona-Pitzer Athletics history in 2009, as the Sagehens finished with a 37-7 record and were ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division III at one point. Ten of the players from the 2009 team have gone on to play professionally either in the Minor Leagues or overseas, including Drew Hedman and James Kang, who were teammates in the Boston Red Sox organization, and pitcher David Colvin, who was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in 2011.
The Sagehens have also had seven different players earn the SCIAC Player of the Year Award under Pericolosi's tutelage. Jose Cortez first won the award in 2003, Zach Mandelblatt earned the honor in 2007, Hedman picked it up in 2009 (in addition to winning the National Player of the Year Award for Division III), while Kang was named the SCIAC Player of the Year in 2010. Simon Rosenbaum joined the list with a SCIAC Player of the Year honor in 2014, and Sam Fox made it back to back in 2015, and Tanner Nishioka earned the honor in 2017.
In addition to his success in the collegiate ranks, Coach Pericolosi has been involved in international baseball since 2000. He has been an assistant coach with the Swedish National Baseball Team for two years and was Major League Baseball International envoy coach in Sweden for three summers. He spent two summers as a player/coach for the Leksand Lumberjacks in Sweden and two years as a player/coach for the Brussels Kangaroos in Belgium.
While on sabbatical leave during the fall of 2009, Pericolosi served as an assistant coach with the Geelong Baycats of the Victorian Baseball League in Australia. During the summer of 2010, Pericolosi served as a coaching consultant with the San Martino Junior Baseball Club in Italy, and then worked as the head baseball coach for the Rattvik Butchers Baseball Club in Sweden during the summer of 2011. During the fall of 2017, Pericolosi will be on sabbatical leave researching pitching instruction, training and development.
Before arriving at Pomona-Pitzer, Pericolosi served as an assistant coach with the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod Baseball League where he coached former and current Major Leaguers Sean White, Chris Dickerson, Mike Aviles, Taylor Tankersley and Anthony Gwynn. Pericolosi also spent two years assistant coach at Springfield College where he earned a master’s degree in physical education. He began his coaching career at Pomona-Pitzer, where he served as an assistant football and a baseball coach from 1997-1998. Pericolosi was also a member of the Pomona-Pitzer football staff from 2002-2005.
Pericolosi is a 1997 graduate of Williams College with a degree in history. A two-sport athlete for the Ephs, Pericolosi was named All-Conference and All-Region in baseball and was a member of football teams that compiled a record of 28-3-1 in four years. Pericolosi played two summers with the Middletown Giants of the New England Collegiate Baseball League and was an All-Star and named All-League in 1995.
Pericolosi is a native of Granby, Connecticut and attended Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford where here was named All-State in baseball and honorable mention All-State in football during his senior year.
Philip Brua is the assistant coach and served as the interim head baseballl coach during the fall while coach Pericolosi was on sabbatical. He also serves as the recruiting coordinator for the Pomona-Pitzer Baseball team.
Brua enters his second season as a member of Pomona-Pitzer Baseball staff in 2017 after spending three seasons on the Oberlin College Baseball staff.
Brua, who worked at Oberlin as the Pitching Coach, Recruiting Coordinator, and most recently as the Associate Head Coach, brought in a structured pitching plan that included arm maintenance, a consistent workout/running program, and a defined pitching strategy. He introduced a new offseason workout/throwing plan that was tailored specifically to pitchers and preparing them for the upcoming season
In addition, he organized and ran Oberlin’s first ever fall prospect camp in 2015, which included an overnight visit, meeting with coaching staff, attending a class, and a baseball camp. Brua also served as the Assistant Sports Information Director at Oberlin for the 2011-2012 season.
While at Oberlin, Brua mentored Mike McDonald ’14 to All-NCAC First-Team and Third-Team All Region. In 2015 he guided Sean Kiley ‘18 and Milo Sklar ‘18 to All-NCAC Tournament team honors. Sklar, who was tournament MVP, also earned Second-Team All-NCAC in 2016.
Brua played two seasons of professional baseball in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. Pitching between short-season Class A Vancouver and full-season Class A Lansing, Brua compiled a record of 12-2 to go along with six saves and a 3.80 ERA. He appeared in 56 games as a professional, and in 2011 he helped the Vancouver Canadians win the North West League Championship.
Brua was a four-year player at Oberlin where he holds the records for all-time saves (11) and appearances (65), and ranks second all-time with 15 career wins.
As a senior, the sidearm specialist held opposing hitters to a .213 batting average while averaging 6.31 strikeouts per nine innings. He finished with three wins and five saves and was named a Second-Team All-NCAC selection.
Brua's best season was his junior year when he earned All-NCAC First-Team honors and was named a Third-Team American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Midwest Region selection. In that season he helped lead the Yeomen to a then school-record win total of 18 while finishing third in the NCAC with a 2.78 ERA.
He set the school record for saves in a season (6) and tied the school record for single season wins by going 6-3. Furthermore, he led the NCAC with a .227 batting average against and struck out 50, while averaging 8.18 strikeouts per nine innings. At the season's end he also earned national "Gold Glove" honors from the ABCA.
A native of Avon, Ohio, Brua graduated from Oberlin with a degree in sociology in 2011.
Hubbard enters his second season as a member of the Pomona-Pitzer Baseball coaching staff in 2016-17.
He previously coached one year at Bard College as the infield coach and assisted as the hitting coach. He also spent two years at Lake Sumter State College where he coached the infield, assisted as the hitting coach and acted as the first base coach.
He played two years at Lake Sumter State College (Junior College) in Leesburg, Florida where he played second base. He earned Male athlete of the year in 2011 and was part of the first team to make the Florida State Tournament in school history in 2011.
Hubbard earned his Bachelors degree in Sport and Exercise Science from University of Central Florida.
Mark Lindsay enters his second season as a member Pomona-Pitzer baseball team's coaching staff.
Lindsay was a four-year starter at catcher for the NCAA Division II San Francisco State Gators. Lindsay was team captain in 2014 and 2015 and holds the Gators record for career hits (213), games played (192), at bats (688) and ranks sixth in career walks (66) and tenth in RBIs (86).
Lindsay was named San Francisco State's Male Athlete of the Year in 2015 and San Francisco State's Freshman Male Athlete of the Year in 2012.
He was a four-time California Collegiate Athletic Association All-Conference player, and named CCAA Freshman Player of the Year in 2012, the first ever Gator to receive the honor. Lindsay was also named to the NCBWA Pre-Season All West Region Team in 2013.
Lindsay also brings some professional baseball experience, having spent one season as a member of the San Rafael Pacifics from the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs.
Lindsay graduated from San Francisco State in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Science/Studies. He currently resides in Upland, CA.