Coach Mike Mastrocola
Mike Mastrocola was named head coach for St. Andrew’s varsity baseball and varsity volleyball teams in the 2016-17 school year. He has four years of coaching experience at St. Andrew’s, including one season with soccer, three seasons with volleyball, four seasons with basketball, and four seasons with baseball. The summer prior to coming to St. Andrew’s, he head coached the Southbury U-15 Babe Ruth Baseball team to a winning season.
Coach Mastrocola played three years of varsity baseball and varsity basketball at the Taft School, where he captained both teams as a senior. Mastrocola earned All Colonial League and All Founder’s League honors for his performance in baseball, and was awarded the James Painter Logan Memorial Basketball Award for his efforts in basketball. Additionally, he won the Taft School Sports Award for his contributions to varsity athletics. Mastrocola went on to Colby College where he was a four-year starter at third base for the Mules. He earned D3baseball.com National Team of the Week honors and First Team All-NESCAC in his senior campaign.
Coach Mastrocola’s coaching philosophy places a strong emphasis on fundamentals, teamwork, sportsmanship, resilience, and strength and conditioning. His players work very closely with the School's athletic trainers on injury prevention. Mastrocola’s ultimate goal is for his players to have such a positive playing experience at St. Andrew’s that they go on to play collegiate athletics.
Coach Mastrocola spends his summers playing baseball for the Watertown Blaze of the Tri-State Baseball League. During the summer of 2016, the Blaze won the league championship, the state championship, and was runner-up at the AABC Stan Musial World Series. In addition to coaching at St. Andrew’s, Mastrocola is a member of the math department and is the IV Form Dean and the Academic Advisor to IV Form boys. He lives on Hillier Corridor.