Ken Ulrich Baseball offers some of the finest instruction found in the Tri-State area. Our coaching staff has been comprised of fun, hard working individuals who have all had superior playing and/or coaching experience, from the scholastic, collegiate, or professional ranks. In addition, each instructional staff member has had experience in the school teaching profession across the Rockland County area, and possesses the communication skills needed in order to interact with children of all ages.
Dan Neil works primarily with pitching instruction throughout the winter months. Currently a left handed pitcher in the Cleveland Indians organization, Neil graduated from Clarkstown South in 1996, where he was a classmate of Ken Ulrich.
From there, he attended Rockland Community College for 2 years, where he was the Mid-Hudson Conference MVP in 1998, and later earned a scholarship to St. John’s as both a pitcher and outfielder. After a successful stint solely as a pitcher with the Orleans Cardinals of the Cape Cod League, Dan signed with the Indians as a free agent. In 2001, he was named to the South Atlantic League All-Star game after going 6-4, with a 1.33 era.
Several falls ago, Neil played in the prestigious Arizona Fall League with and against many of the top prospects in professional baseball today.
Joe Zeccardi comes to Ken Ulrich Baseball by way of Nanuet, NY where he was a scholastic star at St. Joseph Regional High School in Montvale, NJ. He is presently hitting and outfield coach at Rockland Community College, after spending three years as graduate assistant coach at Long Island University, while finishing up his master’s degree at his alma mater.
As a player, Zeccardi was a four-year letterman for the Blackbirds, where he still holds the single season records for batting average (.444), runs batted in (58), and home runs (13). In 1999, he was named Northeast Conference Player of the Year. Following his graduation from LIU, Zeccardi played professionally in Grosetto, Italy, where he hit .318 for the 2000 season.
In addition to his coaching duties, Zeccardi is a physical education teacher in the East Ramapo Central school district.
Vinny Michello joins the instructional staff of Ken Ulrich Baseball afterÂ a successful playing career in the Rockland County area.
After playing scholastically as a three-year varsity starter at Clarkstown South High School, Michello went on to play at Rockland Community College, where he was the starting first baseman for two years. From there, he went to Hofstra University on Long Island, where he was a two-time all-conference selection for the Flying Dutchmen.Â Michello is currently assistant baseball coach at Clarkstown South, as wellÂ as a physical education teacher at Felix Festa Middle School in West Nyack.
A native of West Nyack, Tara Ulrich joined her brother several years ago and runs the softball session of camp. One of the most decorated student-athletes in the history of Hofstra University, Tara became the first player in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) history to earn four all-conference selections. Ulrich finished her career with the Pride in 2006, where she ranked in the career top 10 in several offensive categories including home runs (2nd with 29), hits (8th, 191), runs batted in (6th, 133), games played (6th, 219), at bats (6th, 658), and doubles (5th, 46).