Our Baseball Instructors

Clemente's staff features Rockland's & North Jersey's most experienced and acclaimed Baseball and Softball instructors, with over 100 years of College, Professional and Major League Baseball experience, we help to develop each player's skills, to prepare every player to compete to his or her fullest potential.

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Joe Clemente

Owner / Batting Director

Joe Clemente is in his 18th year of his coaching and training career. He has helped hundreds of players fulfill their dream of playing College baseball and has helped many make it to the major leagues.

  • 15 years of baseball coaching and training experience
  • Played high school baseball at Don Bosco Prep High School & Elizabeth High School
  • Two Time, Two Sport All State Selection
  • Street & Smith 2 Sport All-American
  • Selected as the Governor Cup Winner for the State of New Jersey
  • Played college baseball at Mississippi State & University of Maryland College Park
  • Inducted into Terrapin Sports Award Club of Maryland University
  • Played professional baseball for the Detroit Tigers Organization
  • Played professional Independent Baseball For Bend, OR, Jasper, IN and Kalamazoo, MI
  • Managed the Pro Team in Codogno, Italy in 2000
  • Won the Italian World Series making Joe the youngest manager to ever win the covenant prize
  • Named the A2 Italian Manager of the Year
  • Five National Titles as both a player and a coach along with a World Series Title (Italy) as a Manager
  • Freshmen Head Baseball Coach at Don Bosco Prep
  • Won the Bergen Country Freshmen Championship Back to Back Years 2014-2015
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Victor Santos

Pitching Director

Our pitching programs are designed by Victor Santos based on his experience acquired in the 17 years he played professional baseball; 8 of those in the Major Leagues (MLB).

  • Over 15 years of Professional Baseball experience
  • Played 8 Years in Major League Baseball (MLB)
  • Signed with the Detroit Tigers as a non-drafted free agent in 1995
  • Posted a 0.00 ERA over his first 27.1 innings in the Majors & won Tiger’s Rookie of the Year in 2001
  • Also played professionally for the Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles, & San Francisco Giants
  • Head of Baseball Operations at Clemente’s Baseball & Softball Academy
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Jamie Keefe

Fielding & Hitting Instructor

Keefe will enter his fifth season as Manager of the Rockland Boulders, leading the team to consecutive pennants in 2014 and 2015. In each of his three prior seasons, the Boulders have seen in increase in wins, two playoff appearances, and the franchise's first ever Can-Am League title in 2014.

The championship run in 2014 also saw Keefe earn Manager of the Year honors, before winning the award for a Can-Am record third time in 2015. In 2015, Keefe also earned his 600th career managerial win, an 8-2 home win over Ottawa on September 3rd.

Under his tuteledge, the Boulders franchise has seen numerous all-star selections, countless records broken, and watched five players get their contracts purchased by Major League organizations, including the 2015 Can-Am League MVP and Independent Baseball Player of the Year, Joe Maloney.

A native of Rochester, NH, Keefe played nine years of professional baseball after being drafted right out of high school, in the third round by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Primarily an infielder, Keefe made it all the way to AAA in 1997 before finishing his career in independent baseball with the Chillicothe Paints, Chillicothe, OH of the Frontier League in 2000.

After retiring as a player, Keefe was hired as the Chillicothe Paints field manager 2001. For over a decade he led teams in the Frontier and Can Am Leagues. Keefe has compiled well over 400 wins in his career on the field.

In 2010, Keefe moved from the Midwest closer to home in New England. In his first of three seasons in Pittsfield, Keefe helped lead the Pittsfield Colonials (CanAm League) into the playoffs. The summer of 2011 brought another winning season to Pittsfield under Keefe's management and another visit to the playoffs. Those wins and his skills as a leader and executive are a few of the many reasons Keefe was named the CanAm League's Manager of the Year in 2011.

Keefe's career took a turn toward collegiate baseball in 2012 when he was hired as GM/Field Manager of the Pittsfield Suns in its inaugural season in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League.

  • 6th Year as the Manager of the Rockland Boulders
  • CanAm League Manager of the Year Award 2011 & 2014
  • Can-Am League title in 2014
  • 600 Career Managerial Wins
  • leading the team to consecutive pennants in 2014 and 2015
  • Played Professional Baseball for 9 years
  • Played AAA in 1997 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Drafted in 3rd Round By Pittsburgh Pirates out of High School
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Pedro Santana

Director of Fielding Development

Was once considered the 11th top prospect in all of MLB. Came through the Detroit Tigers farm system, but was derailed by injuries. Transitioned to a MLB Scout for the Cleveland Indians and has now joined our staff as our infield and outfield director.

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Anthony Pisano

Director of Player Development

Head Coach at Iona College for the last 12 Years and Former Assistant Coach at Fordham University. Under his tenure, Pat has trained and coached multiple student-athletes who have gone on to be drafted into Major League Baseball.

  • Played high school baseball at Clarkstown North (Team Captain – Senior Year)
  • Played college baseball at Concordia College (Team Captain - Junior & Senior Years)
  • Freshmen Pitching Coach at Don Bosco Prep 2014
  • Won the Bergen County Freshman Championship 2014
  • Coached the 12U DB Razorbacks (won three tournament championships)
  • Currently, Anthony is the Pitching Instructor at Clemente’s Baseball & Softball Academy
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Sean Siegriest

Catching & Hitting Instructor

Head Coach at Iona College for the last 12 Years and Former Assistant Coach at Fordham University. Under his tenure, Pat has trained and coached multiple student-athletes who have gone on to be drafted into Major League Baseball.

  • Don Bosco Prep – Assistant Coach for Freshman
  • Played three years of Varsity Baseball at Nanuet High School
  • Team Captain his senior year, as well as All-League, & All-Section Honorable Mention
  • Played summer baseball with the Newburgh Hummingbirds, Clarkstown Stars, & Yonkers Bulldogs.
  • Played colligate baseball at Montclair State University & Rockland Community College
  • Coached for Back to Basics Baseball Camp, Nanuet Freshman Baseball Team, & Frozen Rope
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Mike Santana

Pitching Instructor

  • Pitching Coach for William Patterson College
  • Head JV Coach at Bergen Catholic High School
  • Former Pitching Coach at Paramus High School (2008-2013)
  • Won two State Championships while coaching at Paramus High School (2009,2011)
  • Played at William Patterson College (2004-2007)
  • NJ All-State Selection his Senior Year at Paramus High school
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John Hodson

Director of Mental Training/ Instructor

  • Program Director for the DB Razorbacks
  • Launched a Player Development Program on Mental skills for H.S. ,College and Pro Athletes
  • Assistant Coach for Nationally Ranked 17u Chandler World Northeast Team
  • Former President of the Montvale Athletic League
  • Coached the 11u Bergen County Rangers that was ranked 25th in the Country
  • Founded the Bergen County Rangers Club Program
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Mike Hildago

Instructor

  • Signed to Bloomfield College Summer of 2016
  • All-Conference Honors in 2015& 2016 for ASA
  • Led team with a 1.29 ERA his Freshman Year
  • Played two seasons for ASA College
  • Three year letter winner at Clifton High School
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Leonel Brito

Instructor & Core Specialist

  • Played 2015 at Morris Community College
  • Cousin to New York Mets Closer Jeurys Familia
  • Core Specialist
  • All-Conference Honors for Clifton High School
  • Three Year Letter Winner at Clifton High School