Coaching staff

Kevin Gray -- Bobcats founder, director and general manager of Ultimate Sports Academy in Manchester ... has coached Bow High School and Bow Middle School, Manchester Palomino and Colt League All-Stars ... coached in AAU before creating the Bobcats with Jeff Montembeault in 2012 ... Program has played in seven New England EBL championship games and won HS Division Fall title ... Granite State Games Lakes Region All-Star team head coach ... former MLB beat writer for NH Union Leader ... currently an associate scout with the Seattle Mariners ... Granite State Baseball League 38+ champion ... captain for the Plymouth High Bobcats in 1989 and graduated from UNH in 1993 ... plays in the annual Red Sox-Yankees Media Game and once homered over the Green Monster ... CPR/First Aid certified.


Jeff Montembeault --  Bobcats founder and 13U head coach for 2015 ... "Monty" brings a wealth of knowledge to the organization, having coached youth athletics for more than 20 years ... coached in many capacities at American Legion, Manchester Central, Youngsville and AAU Baseball ... 2015 Manchester Colt League All-Star head coach ... served as head coach of Raymond boys' varsity soccer, head coach in the Manchester Pony Baseball League and head coach at Hood Middle School in Derry ... formed the Bobcats to offer an elite development and playing experience for young players moving from Little League and Cal Ripken to the big diamond ... A former Conference Player of the Year at New England College ... Briefly joined the Orleans Cardinals in the Cape League during his career at NEC.

Don Perigny -- Bobcats pitching coach and assistant coach for 13u New England EBL champs (32-4 record). Guided Division pitching staff to 1.85 ERA and 25-game winning streak ... Former UMass-Lowell standout and six-year minor league pitcher with White Sox and Marlins. Former teammates with Carlton Fisk, Gary Sheffield ... Career 23-20 record with 2.63 ERA. Led the 1994 Portland Sea Dogs with 49 appearances and ranked third with 84 strikeouts ... Refused to cross the picket line during 1994-95 MLB strike. Has made a tremendous impact with Bobcats since joining the program in 2015.

Lenny Pappas -- Former MVP at Manchester Central High and University of Connecticut scholarship player. Held the NHIAA record for 19 strikeouts in a game. Boston Globe All-State selection in 1988 ... won two Sunset League championships ... Former head coach at Goffstown Post 16 ... Coached Manchester Babe Ruth to five state titles and two New England Regionals ...Coaching the 12u Bobcats and 18u Prospects in 2017. Guided 18u Prospects to tourney championship at Connecticut SportsPlex ... Lenny is available for private lessons. 

Juan Amador -- Played at Siena College and Southern New Hampshire University ... Started 44 games for the Penmen and ranked fourth on the team in slugging percentage (.440) ... batted .340 over his final 19 games ... Coached in various levels of AAU baseball before joining the Bobcats in 2017. Will coach the 12u and 15u Bobcats in 2018 .. Pinkerton Academy graduate and Senior Athlete of the Year. 



Greg LaRocca -- Hitting consultant ... Played for Indians and Padres and was an all-star in Japan ... became a key member of the coaching staff in 2013 and was on the bench as the 13u Bobcats advanced to the EBL championship game ... Helped guide 2014 fall team to High School Division championship ... "Coach Rock" graduated from Manchester West and the University of Massachusetts. A 10th-round pick of the San Diego Padres, he reached the majors in 2000 and later played for the Indians in 2002 and 2003. In 2004, LaRocca blasted 40 homers for the Hiroshima Carp of Japan.


Ben Michaud -- Has coached 11u and 12u Bobcats in New England EBL Division I and IA. Took team on a successful trip to Aberdeen, Md., in 2016 ... Led Northeast Hurricanes in Division I before joining the Bobcats in July 2014 ... Coached youth baseball for 15 years, including stops in Manchester Pony League at each age level. Won district and state titles in Pony League ... Head coach in Youngsville Athletic Association for eight seasons, serving as all-star coach for multiple seasons.



Anthony Caiani -- Joined the Bobcats in 2016 to coach the 15u team in the New England EBL ... Former standout at Exeter High School and Exeter Post 32 and played in New Hampshire Showcase League  .... leading hitter at Northern Essex Community College. Won 2013 and 2014 conference championships at NECC and played in National Junior College World Series in Tyler, Texas. 

Jeff Beleski -- Coached the 11u Bobcats to a New England EBL Pool Play tournament championship in 2015. Heavily involved with Manchester East youth baseball for the past seven seasons ... Played at Manchester West and earned All-State honors as a left-handed pitcher. Played summer ball for Jutras Post ... Will coach 12u Bobcats Red in 2016 along with assistant Ryan Schuff. 


The 11u Bobcats won the 2015 New England EBL pool play tournament championship.

Chris "Mac" McKenzie --  Former captain and First Team All-Conference catcher at Daniel Webster College ... head coach for the 14u Bobcats in 2015 that reached New England EBL championship game ... joined the program for the 2014 season as coach of the 13U team ... coached travel baseball with the Litchfield Arsenal and Junior Spinners, in addition to serving as coach Gray's assistant for the 2012 summer and fall season ... A native of Burlington, Mass., coach Mac has also served as an assistant at Daniel Webster and helped guide the Eagles to a pair of NECC championships and two NCAA Regional tournaments ... named MVP of the 2008 Daniel Webster squad.

Chris McKenzie (far right) was part of the first-ever victory in Bobcats history
during the 2012 fall wooden bat season. The 2012 fall team won the Granite
State Baseball Association regular season championship.


Chris Tilton -- Rochester native served as head coach of the 14U Bobcats in 2014 ... Currently a pitching coach consultant and available for lessons ... hired as pitching coach at St. Michael's College for 2015 season ... Served as pitching coach for the 2014 North Shore Navigators of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League ... former standout at Spaulding High and also played and coached at Southern New Hampshire University ... Helped coach Rochester American League Post 7 to a state championship in 2013 ... "Coach Tilt" is obsessed with the art of pitching mechanics and is a strong communicator.

Hunter Judd -- Former Southern New Hampshire University pitcher was head coach of the16u Bobcats Prospects team in 2015 ... Guided team to Lowell Jr. Spinners Summer Series championship and New England EBL 18u semis ... Grew up in Pittsburg and led his high school team to a state championship in 2009 ... Head coach of the 15U Bobcats during the summer of 2014, leading the club to EBL semifinals ... coached the Bobcats Blue fall team in 2013 and was coach of the first-ever perfect game (Jason Thomas) in program history ... served as Goffstown junior varsity coach, guiding the club to a 16-0 record ... was a student assistant coach at SNHU under Scott Loiseau ... In 2010, Judd won the prestigious Wendy's High School Heisman Award for athletic and academic excellence and community service.