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.
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.