Dan was drafted in the 40th round by the Chicago Cubs after his senior year at Monsignor Donovan High School, but decided to begin his collegiate career as a catcher at Brevard Junior College. He later transferred to the Univ. of Florida where he redshirted for a season, before transferring to NC State University where he was a two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference performer. After college, Dan played professionally in the Boston Red Sox organization where he reached the double-A level before being forced to retire after an injury. Dan has assisted hundreds of players reach their goal of playing college baseball and has developed relationships with college coaches across the nation through his career as a player and during his time in the Exclusive department at Baseball Factory.
Bernadette Bechta – College Admissions Specialist
Bernadette serves as the main academic contact for all players and parents in the Exclusive Program. With over 20 years of experience as a teacher and advisor at the high school level, Bernadette will provide families with guidance on topics ranging from application essays to financial aid. In addition, Bernadette’s two sons have both gone through the Exclusive Program so she knows the ins and outs of the process from a parent’s perspective.
Rich Pasquale – College Recruiting and Baseball Operations Specialist
The former Head Baseball Coach at Penn State Beaver, Laroche College and Youngstown State University, Rich provides expert advice and consulting direct from someone who’s been part of the recruiting process for decades. Currently a scout for the Baltimore Orioles, he knows what it takes to be successful at all levels of the game. He works with players on-field and off to hone their game and showcase the best possible skills in front of the scouts. Rich played at Francis Marion College before beginning his coaching career, assisting at the University of Pittsburgh and Slippery Rock University.