ACES ADD DEPTH TO INSTRUCTOR STAFF WITH ADDITIONS OF DESABITINO, DEGEN
The Delmarva Aces are pleased to announce the addition of two new pitching coaches in Dominic DeSabitino and Reilly Degen. DeSabitino will train out of the Middletown facility for Aces North, while Degen will train out of the Berlin location for Aces Main. The pair will assist with academies, camps and private pitching instruction.
DeSabitino was drafted in the 20th round of the 2016 MLB Player Draft by the San Diego Padres. The St. Marks HS product spent four seasons in the Padres organization, including a 4-0 year in 2019 in 24.2 innings with Low-A Tri City (Northwest League). After a year off, Dom moved onto the Atlantic League to play with the Lancaster Barnstormers, where he was 118 innings and was named the July Player of the Month. Prior to his time in professional baseball, he played collegiately at the University of Maryland (2014) and Harford Community College (2015), where he was a JUCO All-American.
Desabitino has experience as a youth pitching instructor as well, where he has trained many pitchers on northern Delaware in practices, academies and lessons.
Degen played collegiately at University of Sciences in Philadelphia, where he led the team in appearances as a freshman and was on the staff that set the program wins record in his senior year (2017). As a junior, he was 2-1 in 29.1 innings and averaged 10.13 strikeouts per nine innings for the Devils. Before his collegiate career, he played at Cavalry Christian Academy and graduated in 2013. He was a 4-year varsity starter, two year team captain and led the team to three district championships.
Degen began his coaching career in 2013 with the Philadelphia Whizkids as an assistant coach, before becoming a head coach in 2015. He coached showcase baseball with Whizkids American the following year and assisted in the commitments of many different players to DI, DII, DIII and JUCO programs. He ran the pitching program for the Whizkids and assisted with defensive workouts, group hitting lessons and camps. He was also an assistant coach/pitching coach from 2018-2021 with University of Sciences. The Philly native was apart of the coaching staff in 2018 that guided the team to their first playoff appearance in nine years and ultimately set the program record in wins. He graduated from Sciences with a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy.