After spending the past two seasons as an assistant coach for the Quakers, Mike Santello has been promoted to the role of Recruiting Coordinator/Assistant Coach. The third-year assistant previously served at his alma mater, Eastern, where he spent three seasons as the recruiting coordinator and assistant coach as well.
A four-year standout at Eastern on the field for the Eagles, Santello was named the PAC's Most Valuable Player after his senior season which also earned All-PAC honors. A three-year captain of the Eagles, Santello was consistently at or near the top of his club's offensive categories while carrying a .980 fielding percentage at second base.
After graduating from Eastern, Santello moved on to the coaching staff at his alma mater, working on all aspects of the program and serving as the point person for all recruiting aspects of the Eagles' program. On the field, Santello worked primarily with the infielders and catchers on positional play while spending time with all members of the squad on fine-tuning their hitting. While with the Eagles, Santello's first recruiting class resulted in an 18-game improvement in the win column, a school record for wins in a season with 21 and an increased team batting average from .284 to .334. During games, Santello served as third base coach and was primarily responsible for defensive positioning.
In addition to his stint coaching at Eastern, Santello has served as Camp Director for the Last Chance Camp at Eastern University and Swarthmore College, a camp he developed. During the offseasons, he has also worked as an instructor at the Triple Crown Academy in Limerick, Pa. while guest instructing at John Cole's Baseball Camps, the Best in Virginia Camp, the Naval Academy Baseball Camp, and the Top 96 Baseball Camp.
A native of Pottstown, Pa., Santello graduated from Eastern in 2008 with an undergraduate degree in history and earned his Masters of Education at Eastern in December of 2012.