Rob Reese
Rob Reese, Varsity Head Coach, #25
During his 25 years at the helm, Coach Reese has led the Eagles to a 400-205 record, 15 state tournament appearances, six Final Fours and three State Championships (2000, 2004, 2007). He has been named WIAA Coach of the Year twice (2004, 2007), KingCo Coach of the Year (2017) and was inducted into the WSBC Coaches Hall of Fame in 2013. A graduate of Interlake High School (1984), coach Reese played ball at Bellevue Community College before earning his degree at the University of Washington in 1990. He is married to his wife Tami and has two sons Todd and Tyler.
Steve Sanelli
Steve Sanelli, Assistant Coach, #21
Became the varsity head assistant coach in 1999. Handles the outfielders, hitters and coaches first base. In 2015, Steve was selected as the Washington State Baseball Coaches Association's Assistant Coach of the Year. ... Has coached summer ball for the past 39 years for various programs in the greater Eastside area - the last 18 with Lakeside Baseball's senior and junior programs as either an assistant coach, head coach or GM. ... Played high school ball at Interlake (1975) and summer ball for coach Bob Albo. ... Played two years at San Jose State (OF/1B) ... Married to Melinda for 39 years and has four children (Angelina, Stephen, Sicily, and Mario) and eight grandchildren (Brody, Isabella, Oliva, Payton, Nicco, Brooklyn, Hailey and Gino).
Dan Desmond
Dan Desmond, Assistant Coach, #7
A former Eagle, coach Desmond was a four year varsity starter ('89-92) in the infield and earned All-KingCo and Team Captain honors as well as the 1992 MVP. ... After his career at Issaquah, he played college ball at Pacific Lutheran University, where he started three years ('93-96), was an All-League selection and twice named Team Captain. ... Following his playing career, Dan joined the PLU Baseball staff as an assistant coach while finishing his teaching degree. Dan has coached baseball for 19 years and been a varsity head coach for eight of those years, with stops at Bellevue and Sammamish High School. He has also coached various summer teams, been a private instructor and ran baseball camps and clinics. ... Beyond the diamond, Dan has coached on the hardwood for 10 years, notching the 2006 State Championship with Seattle Prep. ... Dan is currently in his 22nd year as a teacher.
Fred Caponigro
Fred Caponigro, Assistant Coach, #9
Coach Caponigro is entering his 25th year as an assistant varsity coach at Issaquah. He works with the hitters, pitchers and shares coaching duties at first base ... He served as an assistant coach for Lakeside Recovery during the summer for 10 years ... He and his wife Laurel have three kids and three grandkids.
Vince Maughan
Vince Maughan, Assistant Coach, #16
Vince joined the coaching staff in 2017 after four years as the head junior varsity coach at O'Dea High School. For the past seven seasons he has coached in the Lakeside Recovery program, the last four years as head coach of the 18u Babe Ruth team. ... Vince graduated from O'Dea High School in 2003 and was a three year starter at 3B for coach Bob Blair. He was a two-time All-Metro selection and 1st-Team All-State as a Senior. He played summer ball for Harley Davidson and was named to the Brandy Pugh All-Tourney Team in 2003. Vince played college ball at Pierce CC where he was a 2nd-Team All-NWAC infielder, and Saint Martin's University where he was a two-time All-GNAC Second-Team infielder.
Mario Sanelli
Mario Sanelli, Assistant Coach, #23
A former Eagle, coach Sanelli attended Issaquah from 2004-2008, lettering on varsity for three years. During his tenure, he received First Team All-League honors and won a State Championship in 2007. He continued his career for two years at Columbia Basin Community College. He was awarded Washington State legion player of the year in 2009 with Lakeside Baseball Club. In 2010, he came back and coached a year on Varsity for Issaquah before finishing his career at Saint Martin's University, where he also received GNAC - First Team All-League honors as an infielder.
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