SOFTBALL COACHES

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Staffed with both professional and semi-pro athletes, JR Spinners baseball club offers superior coaching and instruction to its players that is unheard of in the youth softball market.

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Marc Deschenes

President

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Coaching History:

Head Coach at many levels throughout the program’s history.
Coached 2010 Team to New England AAU Title.
Many of his players have gone on to play at the college level and two have gone on to play at the pro level.

Player History:

Player History:

 

Dracut High School
U-Mass Lowell
Cleveland Indians
Los Angeles Dodgers
Pittsburgh Pirates
Chicago Cubs
Boston Red Sox

Jr. Spinners History:

Owner and founder of New England Diamond Dawgs, now known as Jr. Spinners Baseball Club.

Coaching Inspiration comes from:

Being able to impact a player’s life both on and off the field.  Helping players fulfill their dream and play baseball at the highest level.

Favorite Quote:

“Baseball was, is, and always will be the best game in the world.”
-Babe Ruth

Michelle Sousa

12U Sousa Head Coach

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Coaching History:

Current Souhegan High School Varsity Coach
2012-2020 Amherst Middle School- Division II State
Champions 2016
2016-2018 - Travel 18U Team

Player History:

Played 30+ Years

Jr. Spinners History:

1st year as Coach

Coaching Inspiration comes from:

My father is my inspiration. 
He not only taught me the game of softball but also how to shape my players lives.

Favorite Quote:

"A good coach can change a game. 
A great coach can change a life."

Christy McCusker

12U McCusker Head Coach

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Coaching History:

Chelmsford Rec Ball 2017-2020

Spinners Softball 2020-current

Player History:

Varsity player for Chelmsford High School Graduated 1997

Played at Salve Regina University 1997-1998

Played at UMASS Lowell 1998-1999

Jr. Spinners History:

Coach 2020-current

Coaching Inspiration comes from:

to see my own children and now the girls I coach fall in love with my favorite sport and being a part of their improvement

Favorite Quote:

"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great".  
(Jimmy Dugan from "A League of Their Own")

Seth Fitts

16U Fitts Head Coach

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Steve Hansen

14U Hansen Head Coach

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Keith Bowen

18U Bowen Head Coach

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Lori Bowen

Assistant Coach 

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Leo Gravell

16U Gravell Head Coach

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Coaching History:

Former Assistant D1 UNH Baseball
Current Head Coach WHS Baseball
2017-Present-2021 NH D1 Coach of the Year
2015-Assistant WHS State Champs
2016-WHS JV Softball 18W-2L
Head Coach NH Mystics Softball 2014-18
Assistant Coach Tewksbury HS Baseball 1994-2000
3 Time medal winning coach
NE Massachusetts Bay State Games


Player History:

3 Year Starting IF Andover Legion
3 year Varsity Starter Andover HS
Captain (SR Season)
2 years Infielder at U-Mass Lowell

Jr. Spinners History:

1st Year

Coaching Inspiration comes from:

My family
3 daughters in Windham HS Softball
2 daughters were 2 year captains
1 daughter-NH All State Jr. 2019
1 daughter-3 year starter

Favorite Quote:

"Trust the process instead of chasing results."

Charlie Huggins 

18U Boutin Head Coach

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Coaching History:

10+ years Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth Baseball
2 Years Northeast Heat Softball
2 Years Spinners Softball

Player History:

St. Michael's Little League and Centralville's Senior League
Greater Lowell High School
American Legion and Northeast Baseball

Jr. Spinners History:

Helped found the Softball Program for the Spinners organization

Coached at 14 and 16U levels

Current 18U coach and program director

Coaching Inspiration comes from:

My daughter Elizabeth inspires me every day to be a better coach. I was able to coach my son for many years and that is how I got started.

My Grandfather taught me the game and how to
communicate with players.

I try to pass on my love for the game

to the kids I coach and push
them to get better while enjoying themselves.

Favorite Quote:

“THE TEAM MAKES IT HAPPEN” David J. Boutin

Rebecca Cotton

16U Fitts Assistant Coach

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Coaching History:

First Year coaching.

Jr. Spinners History:

2 years primarily as a catcher.
 

Playing History

I’ve played rec for 8 years, travel for 2 years and JV for 2 years.

Coaching Inspiration comes from:

I like to learn new skills and would like to take the skills I have learned and instill them on younger players to help them achieve their goals and become the best players they can be.

Favorite Quote:

: “The strongest people aren’t always those who win, but those who don’t give up when they lose.” - Unknown.

Jimmy Cestrone 

16U Cestrone Head Coach

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Mike O’Keefe

Assistant Coach

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Kevin Green

Assistant Coach

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Chris DiMento

Assistant Coach

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Kevin Fitzgerald 

16U Gravell Assistant Coach

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Coaching History:

Windham Wildcate Rec - 2011-2016
Windham Wildcats Travel - 2011-2015
N.H Mystics - 2014-2018
Methuen Rangers - 2019

Player History:

Haverhill High - 4 years
St. Josephs College All American - 4 years

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Coaching Inspiration comes from:

Jim Graffan - St Joseph's College
Maine Baseball Hall of Fame

Favorite Quote:

"Don't stop practicing once you get it tight.  Keep practicing until you can get it wrong,"

Marc Demers 

Assistant Coach

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Pat Coit

Assistant Coach 

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Paul Daley

Assistant Coach 

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Don Ducharme 

Assistant Coach

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Olivia Rondeau

Assistant Coach

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Scott Favreau

U10 Favreau

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Mike Downing

14U Downing Head Coach

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Tim St John

18U Bowen Assistant Coach

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