Chris Alberto enters his third season as the pitching and catching coach in 2018.
In his first season, Alberto guided the Saints' pitching staff to a Capital Athletic Conference-best ERA (4.08), while working with the catchers to lead the conference in stolen bases against (38). Two pitchers were selected to All-Conference teams. Collin Bazemore (First-Team) and Dylan Gerdts (Second-Team) marked the first two All-Conference players in program history.
He continued the team's success on the mound in 2017, seeing starting pitcher Bazemore makes his second-straight appearance on the All-CAC squad (Second Team) while Conner Hall made his way on as a reliever (Second Team). Hall, the team's starting shortstop, commanded the mound as the closer, leading the CAC in saves with six and going a perfect 4-0 in 12 appearances.
Prior to MU, Alberto spent two years as an assistant coach at Western Connecticut State University where he coached the infielders, assisted with hitters, and coached third base. He was also the head sub-varsity coach for its inaugural season in 2015. In his first season as the infield coach, Alberto mentored E.J. Lavoie, who became an all-conference shortstop as a freshman.
Alberto spent the summer of 2015 as the pitching coach on Frank Leoni's staff for the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. The Sharks finished the season with a 34-20 record, earning the FCBL Regular Season Championship. Alberto led the pitching staff to a league-best 481 strikeouts while the pitching staff's 3.25 ERA was good for third in the league. Three of Alberto's pitchers, starting pitcher Zach Brown (Tufts), reliever/outfielder Donovan Casey (Boston College) and closer Mike Parmentier (Norfolk St.), were FCBL All-Stars.
Alberto spent his college career as an infielder and pitcher at Western Connecticut State. As a four-year starter, he set school records for career hits, runs, at bats, and games played while finishing in the top 10 of several other categories. As a senior, he was named a team captain, and at seasons end was selected to the All-Conference first team and All-Region second team. Alberto was the ace of the Western Connecticut pitching staff throwing six complete games in nine starts.
Alberto graduated from Western Connecticut State with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Mathematics.