NEW BASEBALL COACH BRINGS WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE
Born with talent made for the big leagues, Tom Calvecchio has much to share as the new head coach of the Penn State Brandywine varsity baseball team. "Coach Cal," as he became known to the players in his role as assistant coach last season, joined the Penn State Brandywine baseball staff several years after playing one semester at the campus in fall 2001.
Coach Calvecchio moved on to the baseball team at Lock Haven University, where he was an Academic All-American and a three-time PSAC West Scholar Athlete. The 6’ 6” “southpaw” was invited to try out for both the Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves. But instead of a life traveling with the pros, Coach Calvecchio is changing lives in his own community as a special education teacher at Avon Grove High School, as manager of the Concord Canes in the Main Line Senior American Legion League, and through actively volunteering in youth baseball. Needless to say, Coach Calvecchio brings a wealth of pitching and general baseball expertise to the Brandywine Lions.
“I look forward to building lasting relationships with my players while teaching them life lessons in addition to the great game of baseball,” he said. “My vision is to work with the athletic department at Brandywine to move our baseball program forward and to compete for a PSUAC title.”
Coach Calvecchio, of Boothwyn, graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in special education and a minor in English from Lock Haven in 2005. He went on to receive a master’s degree in education, with certification in principal k-12, special education supervision, and curriculum and instruction, from St. Joseph’s University in 2009.
Coach Calvecchio enters the new season as head coach, effective August 1.