The Rosenberg Family….
Over the past 6 years, the Rosenberg’s have shared their home as a host family for the Philadelphia Phillies’ Minor League affiliate, the Lakewood Blue Claws. In the first year, the Rosenberg’s opened their home to 2 players, and over the years have provided homes for a total of 21 players housing up to 4 players at one time. As the bonds of family living have lasted through the years, expect to see former and current Phillies/Blueclaws training, instructing specialty camps, or teaching in the facility throughout the year and off-season.
Gary Rosenberg – Co-owner, Pitching and Hitting Instructor
Gary has an extensive history of community service. As a member of the Optimist Club of Freehold for over 20 years, he has dedicated his spare time to help the youth of the community. Gary is the past Governor New Jersey, Lower NY District of Optimist International.
Gary is a high school football referee for over 20 years. He has many years of coaching and has been certified by the National Pitching Association as a certified pitching instructor.
Joanne Rosenberg – Co-owner
Joanne has 19 years experience in public and private industry and most recently was the President and managing partner of a fiscally successful communications company. Joanne has worked in management and operations for over 17 years and oversees the daily operations of 3-2 Count Athletic Training Facility.
She has been a member of the Optimist Club of Freehold, holding various offices including President and Board member.
Matt Rosenberg – Co-owner and Pitching Instructor at 3-2 Count
Matthew attends Monmouth University and is pursing a career in TV and Radio communications. He has been the host of Sports Beat, a Talk Radio show on WMCX. He currently broadcasts live play by play for Monmouth University Sports. During his radio internship, Matt was the Assistant Producer to the Diane Prior Show on KTU 103.5 FM Radio Show in NYC.
As a youngster Matt played elite baseball. Matt played on Team USA at an International Tournament in Hawaii.
Since he was 14, Matt has trained under Tom House, founder of the National Pitching Association. Matt spent a summer at the National Pitching Association Laboratory in San Diego working with Tom House and the NPA team to hone his pitching mechanics and learn the different strategies of the game of baseball. Matt has been certified by the National Pitching Association as a pitching instructor.
After signing his first professional baseball contract, Matt has played for the Texarkana Gunslingers and Coastal Kingfish in the Continental Baseball League in Texas.
- Assistant Baseball Coach – Colts Neck High School – 2009-current
- Manager and Head Coach – Shore Aztecs USABL 15 & Under -2009-current
- Manager and Head Coach – Shore Aztecs USABL 14 & Under -2007-2008
Brad Brach, RHP, San Diego Padres
In 2008, Brach was drafted by the San Diego Padres during the Major League Baseball Draft in the 42nd round. He played in the Arizona Rookie League compiling a 2.01 ERA in 22.1 Innings Pitched with 33 Ks to only 5 BB. In 2009, he will continue playing in the Padres Minor League System.
Brach played for Monmouth University from 2005-2008 breaking the pitching records for Wins (29), ERA (3.17), Strikeouts (277), and Innings Pitched (324.1). In the 2008 season, he was recognized as First Team All-NEC, First Team ABCA All-East Region, and First Team NJCBA.
In his junior season, 2007, the Hawks won the NEC Championship and participated in the NCAA Tempe Regional. In addition to the championship Brach received the honors of NEC Pitcher of the Year, First Team All-NEC, First Team ABCA All-East Region, and NJCBA Pitcher of the Year. He was also named Louisville Slugger Player of the Week and Pro-Line National Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 16th, after throwing a 9 inning no-hitter against Long Island University (8.1 perfect).
During his sophomore season, 2006, Brach was a Second Team All-NEC performer as well as the NJCBA Pitcher of the Year. During the summer of 2006, he was named to the Coastal Plains League All-Star team while playing for the Petersburg Generals in Petersburg, Virginia. In his freshman season of 2005 was named to the NJCBA All-Rookie Team.
Brach played baseball at Freehold Township High School from 2002-2004 garnering 2nd Team All-Shore Conference honors, First Team All-Monmouth County, as well as A-North Pitcher of the Year during his senior year 2004. In addition to those honors Brach was apart of the 2nd team All-Group 4 Section, and named to the Shore Team in the Carpenter Cup Classic at the University of Pennsylvania.
Brach has had experience in coaching and instructions throughout his life. At Monmouth University worked numerous camps working with children of all ages and abilities. During the summer of 2006 he helped work the Petersburg Generals Camps. Before college he worked camps at Freehold Township Little League and helped out with the 2004 Freehold Township Little League Senior League World Series Champions in Bangor, Maine.
Lenore Cataneo – Softball Instructor and Sports Performance Specialist
- Manager and Coach- Middletown Babe Ruth Softball 10 & Under -2006-2007
- Manager and Coach – Middletown Babe Ruth Softball 8& Under – 2005-2006
- Assistant Coach- Morgan Magic Fast pitch Traveling 14 & Under – 2003-2005
- Head Coach- Susan Wagner High School Varsity Softball – 1996-1997
- Head Coach – Susan Wagner High School Junior Varsity Softball – 1994-1995
- Manager and Coach – Staten Island Debs 16 & Under Traveling – 1992-1993
- Masters of Arts / English Education Columbia University, Teachers College 1993
- Bachelor of Arts / English Literature The College of Staten Island 1992
- NJRPA Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic 2005-2006
- AFPA Certified Personal Trainer 2006- 11/2008
- NJ State/ Teacher of English
- NYC/Teacher of English
- NY State/ Secondary English 7-12
- Captain of the College of Staten Island Softball Team 1991-1992
- City University of New York Athletic Conference All Star Team 1991-1992
- CUNY Championship Team Member – CSI Lady Dolphin 1989, 90, 91, 92
- CUNY All Star First Base
- New York State Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Award for Excellence 1988
Dave Lorber – Baseball Instructor
Dave Lorber comes to 3-2 Count from Division 3 Eastern University, where he serves as pitching coach for the Eagles. Prior to Eastern University Coach Lorber was as an assistant coach at nationally ranked Brookdale Community College where he helped develop 3 All-Americans and 7 all-region players. At Brookdale he worked primarily with infielders and hitters.
Currently Coach Lorber serves as head coach of Baseball U, a top-level baseball prospect team from the northeast region Ranked 19th, nationally by Perfect Game. Prior to playing at Division 1 Central Connecticut State University, Coach Lorber spent two years at perennial national power, Brookdale Community College.
In the two years the program accumulated over seventy wins with the 2005 team going 42-6, being ranked as high as second in the nation and finishing seventh at the Junior College World Series in Millington, Tennessee. As a player he was 2 time all-conference and all-region while at Brookdale.
Through his high school and junior college coaching career Dave has helped develop over 40 Division 1 athletes, 6 drafted players, and have had many others continue their success at various levels of college baseball.
Gabe Marino – Speed and Agility Coach
Bob Parks – Baseball Instructor
Paul R. Nelson – Baseball Instructor
Coach Nelson played collegiate baseball at Montclair State College where he pitched in the College World Series, Division III.
In 1987 and 1988, he was the pitching coach at Rutgers University under Fred Hill. In 1989, Coach Nelson returned to his alma-mater, Carteret High School, to coach with his father, Steve Nelson. Upon Steves retirement in 1995, Paul was appointed the head baseball coach for Carteret where he continues to hold this position to date. During this time, Paul has a winning percentage over 64% and in 2003, received the Middlesex County “Coach of the Year” honors.
Anthony Puzzo – Baseball Instructor
Greg Short – Pitching Instructor
- Owner/CEO Biopitch, LLC, a Toms River based pitching instruction company
- Founder, New Jersey Pitching Association
- Regional pitching consultant and player evaluator for the Baseball Factory in Baltimore, MD
- Pitching consultant to numerous Colleges and Universities in New Jersey and New York
Playing Experience Toms River East 1985-1989
- Member of the 1st State Championship Team
- Named 2nd Team All-County
- Silver Medal Winner at the Garden State Games
- Larry D’Zio Award winner
New Jersey Royals-A.C.B.L.
- Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League Pitcher of the Year, led in wins, strikeouts, 1.29ERA
- Threw 1st no-hitter in NJ Royals history, 4-0 vs. Long Island Sound
- Represented the United States vs. the Soviet National Team in an exhibition game
Long Island University
- Threw no-hitter vs. Towson State
- Led Northeast Conference in Wins, Strikeouts, and E.R.A.
- Threw no-hitter vs. Monmouth University
- Voted Most Valuable Player
- ALL-AMERICA TEAM, by Baseball America
- 1995 Camp Director, Toms River East Little League
- 1995 Pitching Coach-Ocean County College
- 1996-1999 Pitching Coach, Monmouth University
- Northeast Conference Pitcher of the Year, Joe Aragona
- 2 NCAA Tournament appearances
- 2000 Asst. Varsity Coach, Jackson Memorial High School
- 2001 Asst. Varsity Coach, Manchester Twp. High School
- School record 21-8 record
- 1 All-State Pitcher
- 2001 Carpenter Cup Pitching Coach
- Coached Ryan Doherty, Arizona Diamondbacks
- 2002-2003 Head Coach Princeton High School
- 2004 Pitching Coach-Felician College
- 2004-2006 Head Pitching Instructor Hit Dogs Baseball Training Center
- Coached 2006 NJ Pitcher of the Year Casey Gaynor
- Coached 2008 Shore Conference Player of the Year
- Coached 10 – 2008 All Ocean County Players
- Coached 4 – 2008 All Monmouth County Players
- Coached 3 – 2008 All Middlesex County Players
- Coached 5 – 2008 All Prep School Player
- Coached 5 – 2008 Carpenter Cup Selections
- Coached 3 – 2008 All State Group IV Players
- Coached 3 – 2008 All State Group III Players
- Coached 1 – 2008 All State Group I Player
- Coached 5 – 2008 Carpenter Cup Selections
- Pitchers coached had 136 Varsity Victories in 2008
- Coached 1 – 2009 Louisviller Slugger All-America Team
- Biopitch students have recieved $990,000 in scholarships awards since 2006
- Lives in Toms River, with his wife Cosette
- Has two daughters, Mackenzie and Grace Riley