Coaches
Junior Varsity
Stephen Sanelli, Jr.
Stephen Sanelli, Jr., Co - Head Coach, #21
A 2002 alum, Stephen returned to his alma mater in 2015 to serve as the JV head coach. As an Eagle, he played football, basketball and baseball, earning 2002 All-KingCo and All-State honors at 1B. After high school, Stephen continued his baseball career at Central Washington University (2002-2004). Stephen stepped into the coaching realm with Lakeside Baseball as an assistant coach (2004-2009). He has also coached the 13U Issaquah Bears (2008) and at Sammamish High School as head coach of the C-Team and varsity assistant (2007-2009). He is married to Julie and they have two kids Hailey and Payton.
 
Mario Sanelli
Mario Sanelli, Co - Head Coach, #7
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.
 
Dennis Chapman
Dennis Chapman, Assistant Coach, #22
Coach Chap and his wife, Della, recently relocated from Huntington Beach, California to Issaquah. Married for 39 years, with two sons and 3 grandsons, Chap retired after working for 42 years in the home building and land development business... Chap attended Arcadia High School and graduated from the University of Southern California in 1974. In 1985, Chap began coaching his son in T-Ball. Coaching continued thru all the leagues for both sons thru the late 1990s when Chap Incorporated a nonprofit company to run the first feeder baseball club in Southern California. The Charger Baseball Club was made up of 12 and 13-year-old players who would be attending Edison High School... In 2001, Chap was hired to coach JV Team at Edison HS by Coach Matt Mosiello. That year Edison won the Southern Section CIF Division 1 Championship at Dodger Stadium. In 2007, Coach Benji Medure recruited Chap away from Edison to be the JV head coach at Huntington Beach HS where he just completed his 13th year in 2020. During his tenure at HBHS, the Oilers made the playoffs every year and finally won a Southern Section CIF title in 2015 having lost in the final in 2013. HBHS was rated number one in the Country in the preseason poll of 2017 and is a nationally renown public high school baseball program that is frequently in the National Top 25 Baseball Poll... Chap prides himself on coaching up young players so that they are ready to step into a Varsity position and play to their highest personal ability. Many players have been drafted into the MLB in addition to the average of 15 players per year getting college opportunities to play from the Community College level up to Division 1. Being a roll model and mentor to young men who play baseball makes his day.
 
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