trainer bios


Chris graduated from Canon McMillan in 2001 and from Marietta College in 2005 with a sports management degree.  He was an All-American in both baseball and football during his tenure.  While at school, he was coached by Hall of Fame Coach Don Schaly, Brian Brewer, and Mike Deagon.  After graduation, Chris signed with the Washington Wild Things and developed his game by being managed by John Mazzerelli, Mark Mason, Gregg Jelks, Darin Everson, and Bob Buzzotto.  He set nearly every offensive Frontier League record and was named top 10 Minor League Prospect by Baseball America in 2006. Chris began C-Side in his parents detached garage in a 10'x15' space in the summer of 2005.  Since then, he has expanded through 5 buildings finding a home at 11 Line Drive Lane, Washington PA 15301.  His efforts were noticed by the Small Business Development Center and the US Congress, as they awarded him the Eastern US Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011

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Hector roa: HITTING, Infield, Outfield

Hector completed freshman year of high school at Camden Catholic High School in Berry Hill , New Jersey. At the age of 15 he went to Dominican Republic to sign as a free agent with an Mlb affiliate team while finishing 3 years of high school at Villas De Mar International High School. At age 17 Hector signed his first contract with the Houston Astros in 2012.  Career stats with the Astros was AB:988-AVG:244-2B:49-3B:14-HR:35-RBI:122. He currently plays for the Washington Wildthings where he posted 2017 stats of 247/15/62 and in 2018 finished hitting 308/12/69.   His father played 9 seasons with the Braves, and Hector has been around organized baseball his entire life.  We are super excited to bring his background to our staff.


Roger Marino: Speed & Strength

Roger grew up in nearby Bethel Park where he excelled in basketball and baseball for the Blackhawks. After high school he continued as a scholar athlete for Wake Forest University’s men’s baseball team. Roger played for the Demon Deacons from ‘93-‘95. He turned his attention towards finishing his degree in Health and Exercise Science and is a member of the ‘98 graduating class. He then went on to earn his Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Chatham University in 2000. He is currently the Manager of Outpatient Rehabilitation for Washington Health System. He has extensive experience in spinal manipulation through The American Academy of Manipulative Therapy and NAIOMT as well as movement assessment including a SFMA Level 1 certification through Functional Movement Systems. He is a Certified Speed and Agility Coach through the National Sports Performance Association. He has dedicated his near 20 years of experience to orthopedics and sports rehabilitation for both pediatric and adult clients. This clientele includes both current and former college and professional athletes. Roger's goal is to combine his experience as a former athlete with movement assessment, speed, and agility training to help you, the athlete improve your performance and reduce injury risk.


Cory earned a full D1 athletic scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh & is the record holder for lowest career ERA (2.03). She ranks in the top 5 for Pitt Softball career complete games (62), shutouts (13), innings pitched (632.2), wins (49), & strikeouts (414). Her senior year she became the "winningest pitcher" with 49 wins & led the Panthers to the current program's highest single season win percentage at .667 (34-17). Cory led the Panthers to wins over No.25 Maryland, No. 23 Missouri, and No.17 Georgia Tech, earning them their first-ever wins over nationally ranked teams & for the first time in program history, votes in the USA Today/NFCA Top 25 Poll. She set the single season win & rookie win records her freshman year (16), earned Big East All-Conference, 2-time Big East Pitcher of the Week, 4-time Big East Weekly Honor Roll, was one of 10 Senior Athlete of Distinction Award winners, and was a two year team captain. Before Pitt, Cory graduated in 2007 from Rocky Mountain High School located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Cory dominated her senior year with a record of (18-1) in 127 innings compiling a ERA of 0.165 and strikeouts/walks ratio of 217/7. She was the 2005-2006 Gatorade Colorado Softball Player of the Year, 2-time Front Range Player of the Year, 2-time All-Colorado Player of the Year, and 3-time All-State/All-Conference/All-League honoree. Her senior year she led RMHS to their first and only 5A State Championship title. Cory played travel ball for the Fort Collins Buckaroos where in her final 3 years she had a record of (95-8) in 605.66 innings compiling an ERA of 0.46 and strikeouts/walks ratio of 660/69. She was a 3-time USSSA All-Star, USSSA All Tournament Player, & USSSA Outstanding Pitcher Award winner. She led the Buckaroos to 9 Colorado State Championship titles, 2 Triple Crown World Series Championship titles, and a USSSA World Series title. They also placed 9th in the 2006 18U ASA Nationals. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, Cory went on to receive her Master's in Public Health from The Ohio State University. She currently manages the Anytime Fitness in McMurray, is the pitching coach for Peter's Township High School softball, and handles weekend C-Side softball pitching instruction.  


VINCE CAPOZZA:  pitching

With over 30 years of experience & the past decade as Director or Pitching Development at C-Side, Vince’s baseball pedigree is rich. After capturing the most wins as head coach at Chartiers Houston High School, he switches roles and took on the Varsity Assistant/Pitching Coach for Peters Township High School while still managing his dominate Pittsburgh Outlaws 17u Showcase Team.  Vince earned his certification in strength and conditioning during his ownership at Athletic Training Center in Gaithersburg, MD.  Vince played collegiately at Alleghany College of Maryland and West Virginia Wesleyan College where he majored in Computer Information Systems.  His NHFS, Driveline, Rapsoda, Driveline foundation of hitting, and Driveline foundation of pitching certifications further advance his knowledge and show his continued desire to learn about the game.  Vince currently works for The Bank of New York Mellon. 


As Program Coordinator of the Pittsburgh Outlaws, Ron brings over 30 years of youth coaching experience. Ron has coached at every level of youth baseball including High School. Ron has attended over 15 baseball coaching clinics through the years and has been influenced and mentored by some of the finest baseball minds in the world. Ron has been a professional baseball hitting and pitching instructor at various schools and clinics for over 10 years. He has been asked to present at numerous area coaches clinics with particular focus on running effective practices.

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Mike Marcischak: Hitting, Pitching, Infield

Michael Marcischak is a graduate of Chartiers Houston High School.  He attended Potomac State Junior College where he accepted a baseball scholarship and played for current NJCAA Hall of Fame coach Doug Little.  Michael played in two NJCAA World Series where he was named Region XX MVP, leading the Catamounts to the series in 1993 and 1994.  Michael went on to finish his college career at Pfeiffer University in North Carolina where he accepted another athletic scholarship.  During that time he was awarded CVAC all-conference honors, hitting .417 for now Atlanta Braves bullpen coach Marty Reed.  Currently, Michael is a registered PIAA baseball, football, and softball official.  He also coaches a youth travel softball team.  In 2011, Michael was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Washington Greene County Hall of Fame. 

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Ben Miller:  Hitting, Catching

Ben grew up in Columbia, MD and attended Hammond High School where he was a two-time First-Team All-County selection and an All-Region 5 catcher. He later attended Waynesburg University and served as a two-year captain and three-year starter behind the plate. After graduating in 2017, Ben continued his education at Waynesburg and received his Masters degree in Counseling. In the summer of 2019, he managed the team from Washington County, PA in the Pony League World Series, where they beat a team from California and the United Kingdom before losing in the quarterfinals.


Katyln Pavlik:  Hitting

Katlyn is currently a junior at the University of Pittsburgh.  She is enrolled in the College of Business Administration studying marketing and supply chain while playing on scholarship for the softball team.  As a freshman, Katlyn made her debut in the opening game of the season as the leadoff hitter and starting left fielder. In her first collegiate at bat, she led off the game with a homerun against Purdue. She started off hot in her sophomore season batting .293 in 20 games with 17 hits, 2 triples, and 4 homeruns. In February 2020, Katlyn went 2/3 against UCLA, the reigning national champs. She also helped lead Pitt to win their first ACC game of the season against UNC by going 2/4 with a triple, a homerun, and 2 RBI’s.  So far in her career, she has 10 multi-hit games and 10 homeruns. Katlyn is a Pittsburgh native as she graduated from South Park High School in 2018. In her four years at South Park she batted .625 with 160 RBI’s!  During that span, she had a total of 170 hits with 40 doubles, 16 triples, and 38 homeruns. She is a 2x PIAA AAA Player of the year along with helping lead her team to win the PIAA AAA State Championship in 2017. After many hitting lessons and learning from Chris over the past years, Katlyn has decided to work as an instructor herself during the summer months while she is home from college


Ashley parello:  Hitting, Fielding

Ashley is a 2011 graduate of Peters Township High School where she lettered in both softball and basketball. Ashley continued her education at Case Western Reserve University where she graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. She was a two-time All University Athletic Association (UAA) Second Team selection and NFCA All-Region Third Team selection. In Ashley's junior season, she homered in 3 consecutive at-bats, finishing the day with 4 home runs and 9 RBIs, helping the Spartans capture a UAA Championship. She was later named Most Valuable Player of the UAA Championships in 2014. Currently, Ashley is in her 6th season as an assistant coach at Case Western Reserve University. In her time on the coaching staff, CWRU made their first NCAA Regional Appearance since 2001. After winning their Regional and Super Regional sites, CWRU advanced to the 2018 NCAA Championship (World Series) held in Oklahoma City, OK where they finished a University best 5th Place in the country. The Coaching Staff was given the honor of UAA Coaching Staff of the Year and NFCA DIII Regional Coaching Staff of the Year. Ashley is also an assistant coach for the South Park High School softball team. Ashley is currently employed in the Pittsburgh area as a civil engineer.


Derek Reddy: Hitting, fielding

Derek graduated from Xaverian Brothers High School in 2011 in Westwood, MA and attended Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH graduating in 2016 with a Sports Management degree. While at Franklin Pierce, Derek was a 2-sport athlete, playing both baseball and football. After graduating, he signed an independent league contract with the Puerto Rico Islanders in the Empire League and was later traded from the Islanders to the Sullivan Explorers. In 2018, Derek signed with Ruidoso Osos in the PECOS League where he batted .338, had a .461 obp, and had 32 stolen bases. In 2019, he was named MVP of the PECOS League with the High Desert Yardbirds after batting .342, with a .516 obp, and going 50-51 in the stolen base department. He also led the league in runs scored with 95, 18 more than the second most. Derek was later promoted to the Milwaukee Milkmen in the American Association, where he was the leadoff, everyday centerfielder. In 2020, he spent the COVID year playing in the Yinzer Baseball Confederacy for the Road Warrior Black Sox, with a perfect 15-15 in stolen bases and a .427 obp. Derek is signed with the Washington Wild Things for the 2021 season.


Gabe gerling: Pitching

Gabe Gerling is a Naval Officer with over 18 years of experience in the field of Nuclear Engineering.  He has been mentoring youth and coaching baseball for the last 8 years.  Additionally, he served for 4 years on the Little League Board of Directors in Summerville, SC as a Vice President and Coaching Coordinator.  In this capacity, Gabe was responsible for training coaches and scheduling the training for over 60 teams a season.  He has coordinated and hosted numerous catching clinics and is known for spreading his love for the game. Gabe is a Driveline Certified pitching instructor and has completed all USA Baseball Coaching certifications.

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saige jenco: Hitting, Outfield

Saige graduated from State College Area High Shool in 2012 and went on to play for Virginia Tech in the ACC.  He was a 3 year starter and lead off hitter while roaming center field.  Maintaining a .325 BA throughout college earned him All-ACC and a spot on the All-Virginia Team.  He also led the ACC in hitting, stolen bases and OBP in 2 of those 3 seaons.  Saige was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 2015 then again by the LA Dodgers in 2016.  He finished his career with the Washington Wild Things and currenlty persuing a music career.  

tyler Reis: Hitting, Infield

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Christian Miller:  Speed & Strength

Christian Miller Graduated highschool from Kiski Prep, located in Saltsburg PA, in 2016. There he was exposed to a multitude of sports including swimming, football, lacrosse, cross country, track and field, and wrestling. After highschool Christian attended West Virginia University where he received a bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Sports and Exercise Psychology. While at WVU Christian worked as an intern and then part time strength and conditioning coach at Viking Performance LLC. During his time at Viking, Christian trained individuals ranging from elementary aged kids to division one athletes and middle aged adults. The athletes he worked with were from a multitude of sports backgrounds. Christian has also worked in a division one collegiate strength and conditioning setting at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA. There he worked alongside the performance enhancement staff and trained the football and track & field teams. Christian is a current competitive powerlifter, olympic weightlifter, and Brazillian jiu jitsu enthusiast.