One of the most sought-after, well-connected college experts in the country, Dan has helped lead Baseball Factory to place more kids in college baseball than anyone else in America. Dan’s knowledge and background with college programs and knowing what it takes to get the attention of a coach is truly unparalleled.
After being drafted by the Chicago Cubs following his senior year at Monsignor Donovan High School in Toms River, NJ, Dan decided to begin his collegiate career as a catcher at Brevard Junior College. He later transferred to the University of Florida where he redshirted for a season, before moving on to NC State University where he was a two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference performer. Dan also played for the Harwich Mariners, in the highly-touted Cape Cod Collegiate Baseball League. After college, Dan played professionally in the Boston Red Sox organization for three seasons, where he reached Double-A with the organization. Dan has assisted hundreds of players in reaching their goal of playing collegiate baseball and has developed relationships with college coaches across the nation through his career as a player and during his time here 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.
Matt Richter – Director of College Recruiting
Originally from Southern California, Matt Richter started his college baseball career as a catcher at the University of Arizona. He later transferred to Westmont College (NAIA) in Santa Barbara, CA where he wrapped up his playing days. After graduation, he began coaching at the high school level in Northern California before returning to Westmont where he spent four years as an assistant coach. He had a coaching stint at Azusa Pacific University (D2) as well before moving to Ohio in 2007. Matt spent seven years as a General Manager, coach, and youth baseball coordinator in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. Since moving to Ohio, he has assisted at Cedarville University (D2),Sinclair Community College (Juco) in Dayton, OH, and has operated as an Associate Scout for the Atlanta Braves. Matt’s relationship with Baseball Factory began in 2002 when he was recruiting several Factory players. He began to scout for the organization in 2003 and soon came on to assist in the Exclusive College Recruiting program on the West Coast. He has also operated as a Regional Scout, Coach, Instructor, and Player Development Coordinator during his 16 years with the Factory.