55 Athletic Field Road Waltham, MA 02451

2020 18u DIVISION 1 NEBL Champions
Rich Cordani
Persistent and focus are words often used to describe Rich Cordani, who, with attention to detail, has developed Baseball Unlimited into one of the most recognizable, elite programs in Massachusetts. In the 8 years with the AAU/Elite Baseball program, Rich’s teams have competed on the national, college recruitment showcase, and local division league levels. The Tigers’ program has created a family excitement for baseball households.
Rich’s own baseball experience includes being taught and mentored by a couple of the “greats”.  Harvey Krupnick was Rich’s Holliston High School baseball coach. Coach Krupnick was well known as a hitting guru throughout the country. He made the first hitting video ever in Massachusetts to be sold and purchased by the video store Blockbuster. His teaching philosophy and tools for training were second to none. Rich learned how to compete, handle success, and learn from failure. Under Krupnick’s leadership, Rich won the 1987 Division 2 State Championship, was the MVP of that tournament, and had over a four hundred career batting average for 3 years.

At the collegiate level, Rich played for Coach Skip Bertman at Louisiana State University. Coach Bertman was perhaps best known for his mental approach toward the game. One of Coach Bertman’s greatest lines was “humble in victory and gracious in defeat.”  To this day, Rich makes this philosophy a guiding principle of his program and for his players to embrace. Coach Bertman taught Rich about how respect is given and earned both on the baseball field and in life. Skip’s system resulted in 5 national championships over a fourteen year stretch. In 1991, Rich’s LSU baseball team won the Inaugural Championship.  Rich played for Skip Bertman for 2 seasons and batted 3rd and 4th in the first and second season, respectively. Rich learned many invaluable lessons from Coach Bertman, which he now instills into his AAU and Elite programs. Consequently, Rich’s program today is recognized throughout New England for recruitable student athletes.     

Some accomplishments for Rich and the Baseball Unlimited Tigers include: winning the 2016 15u Elite Division Baseball Championship; qualifying for the AAU/ Elite League playoffs in every age group from 14U-17U for the last 5 years; finishing 3rd in the national championships at Jet Blue Park in Orlando, Fl in 2012.

The Tigers program, organized and directed by Rich Cordani, looks to turn talented players into more knowledgeable athletes. This includes transferring knowledge that enables players to self-diagnose and correct, that is, a program of empowerment versus a dependency relationship.  Rich’s program has in mind to place players at the high school level and for some at the collegiate level. Overall, the Baseball Unlimited experience seeks its players to gain confidence, self-awareness, and growth as a whole person.  This is done of course through the medium of the baseball game.  Rich has learned from the greatest coaches in the country and continues to apply old school values brought into the modern era. If this program sounds of interest to you, I encourage you to review our website and materials more and we welcome to hear from you and learn of your goals and how they match with ours.

Chris Morris
4th Season with BBU

- Currently an Assistant Baseball Coach at Brandeis University
- Certified strength and conditioning coach- NASM
- Current Head Coach of the Sanford Mainers of the New England Collegiate Baseball League
- Six years collegiate baseball coaching experience with 7 overall years of coaching experience
- Assistant Baseball and Football Coach at Husson University in Bangor, ME 2012-2015
- Helped guide the North Fork Osprey to a Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League Championship 2013

Sean O'Neill

3rd Season at BBU

- Starting infielder and Captain for Merrimack College 2013-2016
- Appeared in a over 100 career games
- Preseason NCBWA All-Region Selection
- A 2012. Norwood High School graduate
- Boston Globe and Herald All Scholastic as a senior
- League MVP and All Star both Junior and Senior year at Norwood High School
Chris Canestrari


9th Season at BBU

- Starting Pitcher for Merrimack College from 1998 to 2002.
- Was named to All Region team in 1999.
- Was also named to All New England team in 1999.
- Was named to All Conference team twice in 1999 and 2001.
- Served as Pitching coach at Merrimack College from 2002 to 2003.
- Coached 16U Leominster Longhorns Baseball team from 2006 to 2008.
- Coached 16U Leominster Longhorns to berth in the National Championship in 2008.
- Pitched for Andover Shockers of Gulf Shore Baseball League from 2003 to 2010.

PJ Bandini


3rd Season at BBU

- Graduate Endicott College- 4 year letter winner in Football for the Gulls
- Graduate of Waltham High School
 Starred in Football and Baseball for the Hawks
-Current Defensive Coordinator for Waltham Varsity Football
- Current Freshman Baseball Coach for Waltham High School

3rd Year as a Head Coach for Baseball Unlimited 

Kenny Luongo


2nd Season

Salem State College 2009 Graduate
4 time All-Conference player, Team MVP 2x
Starred as a position player and pitcher
34-6 record (2006), MASCAC TITLE, Top 25 team in Nation

2010 Signed with St.George of the Golden League as pitcher

Wilmington High School 2004 Graduate
All League 3x and All Scholastic
Agganis All-Star

AAU Experience
11 years of experience with levels 9u to 18u
10u EBL Championship, and Second in Nation
Multiple tournament wins at 16u to 18u level

Assistant Coach Rivier University (6 years)

Baseball Unlimited Staff
    Rich Cordani
    Holliston High School Louisiana State University Basball 1991 National Champions
    Chris Morris
    Husson University Baseball
    Sean O'Niell
    Norwood High School Merrimack College Baseball
    Larry Scafidi
    PJ Bandini
    Chris Canestrari
    Merrimack College Baseball