OUR COACHES

Triple Crown Baseball's coaches are highly trained, experienced
and dedicated to the success of our teams.

 9U COACHES         10U COACHES        11U COACHES         11U-D1A COACHES         12U COACHES        13U COACHES        14U COACHES         15U COACHES 

 

JOHN TAFT

OWNER / HEAD OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT
 

TRIPLE CROWN TEAM: 11U, 12U, & 15U Manager

FAVORITE BASEBALL PLAYERS: Ken Griffey Jr. 

FAVORITE BASEBALL TEAM: Boston Red Sox

 

John has been the Program Owner and Head Director of Player Development for Triple Crown Baseball for nine years. Coach Taft has been honored by the Boston Red Sox for his coaching with the George Berardi Memorial Trophy in 2013 & 2015 for winning two Massachusetts State Championships. 

2019

 

  • Manager 10U Kings which won Perfect Game Super25 New England Championship to advance to Florida for Perfect Game Super25 National Championships

  • Manager 10U Kings that won New England Elite Division 1 Championship 

  • Manager 11U Kings which won Perfect Game Super25 New England Championship to advance to Florida for Perfect Game Super25 National Championships

  • Manager 11U Kings which won the EBL Division 1 Regional Tournament Championship

2018

 

  • Manager 10U Kings that won Labor Day Classic Tournament Championship at Ripken National in Aberdeen, MD 

  • Manager 10U Kings that finished 3rd in Perfect Game Super25 National Championships In Florida

  • Manager 10U Kings that won New England Elite Division 1 Championship 

  • Manager 9U Kings which won Memorial Day Championship at Baseball Heaven

  • Manager 9U Kings which won Legends Top 5 Tournament Championship

  • Manager 10U Kings which won Perfect Game Super25 New England Qualifier Championship to advance to Florida for Perfect Game Super25 National Championships

  • Manager 10U Kings which won Legends Top 5 Tournament Championship 

 

2017 

 

  • Manager 9U Kings which won New England Elite Baseballs Division 1 Championship

  • Manager 9U Kings that were the runner-ups in Baseball Heavens Memorial Day Championship 

 

2015

 

  • Massachusetts State Championship which represented Mass in Bristol, CT for the Little League World Series New England Regional Tournament.

  • Massachusetts State Championship

  • Massachusetts Section 3 Champion

  • Massachusetts District 10 Champion

  • Coach Taft & Triple Crown Baseball, was invited to compete in the 2015 USA Baseball Futures Invitational Tournament to represent the New England Region and finished 5th in the United States. 

  • Trained multiple players in the USA Baseball NTIS with one of them advancing to the the National Team Trials. 

  • Honored by Mayor Setti Warren of Newton, Ma 

  • Honored by Boston Red Sox Foundation for coaching achievements in  2015.

 

2014

  • 2014 Massachusetts State Finalist

  • Massachusetts Section 3 Champion 

  • Massachusetts District 10 Champion

  • 2014 Bay State Tournament of Champions A-60 Division Massachusetts State Champion. 

  • 2014 New England Elite Baseball 12U Division 1 Champion.

 

2013

 

2013 Massachusetts State Championship which represented Mass in Bristol, CT for the Little League World Series New England Regional Tournament

 

  • Massachusetts State Championship

  • Massachusetts Section 3 Champion

  • Massachusetts District 10 Champion

  • 2013 Bay State Tournament of Champions A-60 Division Massachusetts State Champion

  • Trained players in 2013 for the USA Baseball NTIS with one of them advancing to the  National Team Trials in August 2013. 

  • Honored by Mayor Setti Warren of Newton, Ma 

  • Honored by Boston Red Sox Foundation for coaching achievements in 2013.

 

Yariel Soto
 

TRIPLE CROWN TEAM: 11U & 15U Manager

FAVORITE BASEBALL PLAYER: 

FAVORITE BASEBALL TEAM:

 

Coach Soto attended the prestigious Puerto Rican Baseball Academy 2005-2008, Pensacola Junior College 2006-2008, made the All American Conference team in 2008, signed with the Puerto Rico National Team 2011-2015, and played in the World Baseball Classic in 2006 and in 2013. 

2019

 

  • Co-Manager 10U Kings which won Perfect Game Super25 New England Championship to advance to Florida for Perfect Game Super25 National Championships

  • Co-Manager 10U Kings that won New England Elite Division 1 Championship 

2018

 

  • Co-Manager 10U Kings that won Labor Day Classic Tournament Championship at Ripken National in Aberdeen, MD 

ed nelson
 

TRIPLE CROWN TEAM: 11U Coach

FAVORITE BASEBALL PLAYER: 

FAVORITE BASEBALL TEAMS: Boston Red Sox 

 

Coach Ed has been here with us for 4 years now and specializes in Pitching          Mechanics and Outfield.  Coach Ed has been part of multiple teams that won major events and helped prepare teams for events like the Perfect Game Super25 National Championships. 

2019

 

  • Coach 10U Kings which won Perfect Game Super25 New England Championship to advance to Florida for Perfect Game Super25 National Championships

  • Coach 10U Kings that won New England Elite Division 1 Championship

2018

  • Coach 9U Kings that won Labor Day Classic Tournament Championship at Ripken National in Aberdeen, MD 

  • Coach  9U Kings which won Memorial Day Championship at Baseball Heaven

  • Coach  9U Kings which won Legends Top 5 Tournament Championship

2017 

 

  • Coach  9U Kings which won New England Elite Baseballs Division 1 Championship

  • Coach  9U Kings that were the runner-ups in Baseball Heavens Memorial Day Championship 

 

BYRON LOWE
 

TRIPLE CROWN TEAM: 11U Coach

FAVORITE BASEBALL PLAYER: Ken Griffey Jr.

FAVORITE BASEBALL TEAM: Boston Red Sox

 

Byron, who is from Cambridge, MA, previously coached 9U,10U, and 11U teams for Triple Crown Baseball. During college, he participated in numerous camps and skill sessions for youth baseball, and volunteered with little league programs in addition to playing in the Boston Yawkey League. He was team captain of the Ohio Wesleyan University baseball team, where he played outfield and pitcher. As a kid, Byron played AAU baseball. He attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School as well as Buckingham Browne & Nichols, playing baseball at both. Byron has also served as a coach for his daughter's soccer team.

2017 

  • 9U Kings New England Elite Baseball Division 1 Championship 

Brian Falahee
 

TRIPLE CROWN TEAM: 12U Coach

FAVORITE BASEBALL PLAYER: Need

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2019

  • Coach 11U Kings which won Perfect Game Super25 New England Championship to advance to Florida for Perfect Game Super25 National Championships

  • Coach 11U Kings which won the EBL Division 1 Regional Tournament Championship

2018

 

  • Coach 10U Kings that finished 3rd in Perfect Game Super25 National Championships In Florida

  • Coach 10U Kings that won New England Elite Division 1 Championship 

  • Coach 10U Kings which won Perfect Game Super25 New England Qualifier Championship to advance to Florida for Perfect Game Super25 National Championships

  • Coach 10U Kings which won Legends Top 5 Tournament Championship 

Jake Nelson
 

TRIPLE CROWN TEAM: 12U Coach

FAVORITE BASEBALL PLAYER: Dustin Pedroia

FAVORITE BASEBALL TEAM: Boston Red Sox

 

Jake played baseball for Billerica Memorial High School and was recruited as a catcher for Marshall University and Franklin Pierce University. Jake specializes in catching mechanics and outfield.

2019

 

  • Manager 11U D1A Kings New England Elite Division 1A Championship  Runner Up

  • Manager 11U D1A EBL Regional Tournament Division 1A Championship Runner Up

MATT SKELLY
 

TRIPLE CROWN TEAM: 16U Coach

FAVORITE BASEBALL PLAYER: David Wells 

FAVORITE BASEBALL TEAM: New York Yankees

 

Matt has coached 12U, 13U and 14U teams for Triple Crown Baseball. In high school he played for Franklin Academy in Malone, NY (where he also played football and hockey), and went on to play for St. Lawrence University. 

ANDREW LOBASSO
 

TRIPLE CROWN TEAM: 13U Coach

FAVORITE BASEBALL PLAYERS:  Bryce Harper (current), Derek Jeter (all-time)  

FAVORITE BASEBALL TEAM: New York Yankees

 

 Andrew will graduate from Bentley University, where he studies finance, in May 2017. He previously coached baseball in his hometown of Garden City, NY, and has coached players from ages 8 to 13 in Garden City Athletic Association (GCAA) Little League, winning the GCAA World Series Championship twice. At Garden City High School, Andrew was a catcher and centerfielder. He has also coached and played hockey (both ice and roller) on Long Island. 

 

BRENDaN FREEDMAN
 

TRIPLE CROWN TEAM: 13U Manager

FAVORITE BASEBALL PLAYER: Clayton Kershaw 

FAVORITE BASEBALL TEAM: Los Angeles Dodgers

 

 Brendan will graduate from Bentley University, where he studies business management, in May 2017. This will be his third year as a member of the Triple Crown Kings program (he previously coached 14U and 15U teams), and his first year as a head coach. As a player at Edgemont High School in Scarsdale, NY, Brendan was a varsity captain during his senior year and a varsity team member from the time he was a freshman. He has received baseball MVP and all-league awards, as well as soccer and basketball coaching awards. 

chad Martin
 

TRIPLE CROWN TEAM: 14U D1A Manager

FAVORITE BASEBALL PLAYER:                  

FAVORITE BASEBALL TEAM: Boston Red Sox

 

Coach Chad is going on his second year coaching with us here at Triple Crown. 

 
 
 
 
CONTACT US

118 Needham St.

Newton, MA 02464

​​Phone: 781.420.2949

Email: johntaft@tckings.com

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