Meet the Coaches

 

Arlington Travel Baseball offers our many thanks to our coaches for their dedication and hard work! 

Jackson Clement (9U-12U Director of Player Development)

Coach Jackson Clement played Varsity baseball at WT Woodson High School in Fairfax, VA where he graduated in 2007. He attended the University of Mary Washington, where he was a walk on and graduated in 2011. Jackson played all four years on the Mary Washington Varsity baseball team, starting at least one game at every infield and outfield position.  During his tenure at Mary Washington, Jackson earned a Rawlings Regional Gold Glove, CAC Player of the Week, 2x First Team All CAC, All Region Selection, 2x Academic All-State Team and the 2011 Mary Washington Scholar Athlete of the Year. He is excited to help develop the next wave of Arlington baseball talent.

Nick Meyers (14U Head Coach)

Nick graduated in 2016 from Coastal Carolina University with a degree in Psychology with a concentration in Sports Psychology.  He played club ball in college and still plays in local wood bat leagues. Nick is entering his second year as head JV Coach at his alma mater Hayfield Secondary School, and third with the program. He also spent 2.5 years coaching the Hayfield 14u travel team. 

Rich Mandleur (13U Head Coach)

Coach Rich Mandleur is the Assistant JV Baseball coach at Thomas Jefferson High School in Annandale. He began coaching baseball in 2008 in Falls Church Little League.  He has since gone on to coach regular season and travel teams within ABR, ATB, ALL, and several independent travel teams at both 50/70 and 60/90. Coach Mandleur also coached several ALL 5070 District 4 Allstar teams including the first ever ALL team to win the D4 tournament and advance to States in 2015.  He has also coached teams at Cooperstown Dreams Park for the past 4 summers- two of which advanced to the round of 32. Coach Mandleur is an Arlington Little League (ALL) Board Member, currently the acting Manager’s Committee Chair, and served in the role of Allstar Commissioner for two years prior.

Jim Ashley (13U Assistant Coach)

Coach Jim Ashley has over twenty years experience in youth baseball. He has coached numerous teams at the Little League level in Vienna and Falls Church and also coached in the Arlington Diocesan CYO League. Coach Ashley managed a number of teams for Vienna Babe Ruth, including two all star teams competing in the Oakton Cougar Clash Tournament. He has worked with Cooperstown Dreams Park teams from Falls Church and Arlington for the past ten years. In 2008, Coach Ashley was recognized by Fairfax County as a "Champion of Character" for his work in emphasizing sportsmanship as an integral part of youth baseball. He has served as a Junior Varsity coach for Bishop O'Connell High School and is currently a JV coach at Washington-Lee High School.

Glenn Swanson (12U Blue Head Coach)

Coach Glen Swanson is a career educator who has worked with alternative students in the District of Columbia as a teacher, principal, and school officer. He has successfully coached youth baseball and basketball in Arlington, Virginia since 1986. Elected to the Arlington Little League Hall of Fame in 1997, he has coached both all star and travel teams featuring multiple players who went on to receive All District and All Region honors while playing at Washington-Lee, Wakefield and Yorktown High Schools.

Coach Swanson has coached each age level with ATB, 9U-12U. He played both baseball and football at Hopkins Eisenhower HS in Minnesota. He moved to Washington, DC in 1979 to attend Georgetown University, where he played four years on the school rugby team and received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

Adam Balutis (11U Blue Head Coach)

Coach Adam Balutis has been coaching youth baseball over 20 years. Currently on the Washington Lee HS Varsity staff, was the JV Head Coach from 2010-2018.

Mark Nersasian (10U Head Coach)

Coach Mark Nersasian is from  Wilmington Delaware where he played baseball for Brandywine Little League.  His Little League team was back to back District Champions, State Champions, Mid-Atlantic Regional Champions, and finished 3rd in the Eastern Regional Tournament just shy of the Little League World Series.  Mark played Varsity Baseball at Brandywine High School where he was predominantly a catcher and outfielder. His high school team finished 2nd in the State Tournament his sophomore season and came back the following year to win the 2002 State Championship--the first and only baseball title in the school's history.  Mark also played American Legion Baseball his junior and senior year. Mark had multiple options to play baseball at the college level (mainly D2 and limited D1), but opted to stay local to his hometown and attend the University of Delaware where he played intramurally. Mark moved to Arlington a year ago and became involved with Arlington Little League where he coached with the 9/10 Arlington American All Star Team.

Josh DiDonato (9U Blue Head Coach)

Coach DiDonato grew up in Fairfax, VA starting his baseball career in Fairfax Little League. He played baseball at Robinson Secondary School where he played SS and C. After HS Josh was recruited to play D3 baseball for Hampton Sydney College, where he played SS and LF. In addition to playing baseball Josh started umpiring in 2002 until leaving for college in 2006. In 2011 He coached AAA for Fairfax Little League before moving to the Arlington area. Josh has been coaching for Arlington Little League since 2013 and has coached the 11-12 and 9-10 All Star Teams. This year will be Coach DiDonato's 6th year as 9U coach.

Key ATB Instructors

Mike Goldsmith

Mike has coached at the high school level for 9 years, with stints at Marshall (where he was the Associate Varsity Head Coach), Bishop O'Connell and Washington-Lee High Schools. He has coached youth baseball for various local organizations, including Falls Church and Arlington Little Leagues, NVTBL, American Legion, Baseball of Northern Va, and most recently with ATB 11U teams. His 2006 Falls Church Little League all-star team went undefeated in District 4 play and was the only team to beat eventual champion Tuckahoe in the Virginia State Tournament. He was the 2007 12U Coach of the Year in the DC area, as selected by the Home Plate Club of Washington. He has been a staff instructor at the Virginia Baseball Club, Pinkman Baseball Academy and Frozen Ropes Baseball Academy.

Greg Goldsmith, Pitching Instructor

Bio forthcoming

 

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