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Mendham Baseball Coaching Staff

Varsity

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Erik Dial

Varsity Head Coach

Coach Dial joins the Mendham Minutemen after 3 years of being the Head Coach at Union Catholic High School.  In his first year, Dial led UC to a 10-11 record, an improvement from an 8-16 record the year before along with earning their first county win since 2016 with a 10-0 shut out over Dayton.  Under his leadership at UC, 9 players went on to play college baseball.  

 

Prior to Union Catholic, Dial was the pitching coach at Ridge High School from 2006-2018 where he was a part of the Red Devil's improbable 2011 Somerset County Championship run.  During that time, Dial provided guidance and instruction that helped numerous pitchers go on to play college baseball, most notably JB Kole, who was drafted in the 8th round of the 2014 MLB Amateur Draft.  

 

As far as his playing career, Dial played football at Hofstra University for two years before transferring to Rutgers to play baseball - his true favorite sport.  Dial pitched for Rutgers for two years before his career ended with an arm injury in the fall of 2004.  Dial graduated from Ridge High School in 2000 after a stellar career as an All-State athlete in football, basketball and baseball.  He was inducted into the Ridge High School Hall of Fame in 2011.  

 

Coach Dial currently lives in Lebanon, NJ with his wife, Ally and two sons, Todd and Brendan.  He looks forward to continuing the rich history of Mendham Baseball and developing long lasting relationships with the Mendham Baseball players and their families. 

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Phil D'Apolito

Varsity Assistant Coach

Coach D’Apolito joins the Minutemen as a varsity assistant coach after coaching under Coach Dial last season at Union Catholic, where he played his high school ball. Prior to coaching, Coach D’Apolito spent over eight years in sports publishing before switching career paths to become a teacher and a coach.

 

Coach D’Apolito brings a love of baseball and a wealth of professional experience to the Mendham baseball program. He is dedicated to helping each and every student athlete achieve their goals and reach their full potential, both on and off the field. Coach D’Apolito will be assisting the program in numerous capacities this year and looks forward to a successful season.

 

In May 2022, he expects to earn his Master of Arts in Teaching and NJ teacher certification after wrapping up a full year of student teaching high school English Language Arts.

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Shane Reardon

Varsity Assistant Coach

Coach Reardon joins the Mendham Minutemen varsity coaching staff after spending the last 6+ plus years coaching at all levels. He brings an extensive background in pitching and strength & conditioning, as well as a passion for fitness, health and a love of baseball. 

 

Shane had a very successful playing career which spanned several levels. He was a 4 year varsity starter at his hometown Kinnelon High School, where he was awarded the Morris County Coaches Awarded along with many other conference and state accolades. He went on to pitch for Southern New Hampshire University for 2 years before transferring to the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth for the remainder of his college career. Shane also played in the New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) as well as the MLB-funded New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL), where he was among the top 5 in ERA in the league.

 

Shane is looking forward to guiding, mentoring and helping athletes achieve their maximum performance both on and off the field.

Junior Varsity

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Tyler Hoops

JV Head Coach

Coach Hoops returns to his hometown Minutemen where he was a three year varsity starter and team captain. Tyler was awarded 1st Team All-Conference in 2016 and helped lead Mendham to a #18 ranking in New Jersey.


Tyler continued his playing career at the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford where he was a four year starter at shortstop and had a career batting average of .324. He was named to All AMCC 3rd Team in 2017 as well as several other awards and recognitions.  Tyler received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and will be attending Medical School in the Fall of 2022.


Tyler looks forward to being back and helping shape the current and future players of a prestigious program at West Morris Mendham. Tyler’s main goal is helping the players develop on the field, while teaching skills and lessons that translate off the field.

Freshman

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Ryan Miller

Freshman Head Coach

Coach Miller has been the freshman coach for the Minutemen since 2017. Prior to coaching at Mendham, Coach Miller was a varsity assistant coach for Mount Olive High School. During his time there, Mount Olive won a sectional and North championship, finishing in the top 20 at the conclusion of the 2014 season. Coach Miller also had a successful run as the junior varsity coach at Morris Catholic High School.

Coach Miller is currently a Health and Physical Education teacher in the Roxbury school district and holds a master's degree in Educational Administration.