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PAL Elite Baseball

Coach John McNamara

With 35 years of coaching experience, Coach Mac has coached and developed players on the High School and College level. He has also coached AAU Travel and High Schol Showcase Teams in New York and New Jersey.

Coach Mac's biggest accomplishments and satisfactions have been the number of Players that he has gotten to the next level! Coach Mac is credited with getting numerous High School Athletes into College Baseball Programs of their choice.

If a player has the skill level, commitment and work ethic, Coach Mac will work harder than any other Coach to get him a look. His approach is to help Ballplayers and Parents understand their potential and set realistic expectations.

References of Coach Mac's Players and Parents can be made available to you upon request.

Coach Tom Baxter

Coach Baxter brings a very extensive Baseball background to PAL Elite. Coach Baxter decided to forgo the Draft in 1973 after a 16-0 High School career, to attend the University of Miami. While at the University of Miami, Coach Baxter compiled the best record of any Miami U Freshman (8-3). He helped Miami achieve the #1 National ranking and Pitched in the College World Series.

Drafted in the 1st Round of the 1976 Draft, by the Oakland A's, Coach Baxter pitched a no hitter in his first Minor League start. He has coached at the High School, College and Showcase levels, since 1982. His most notable achievements came as the Pitching Coach at Rutgers University.

Coach Baxter spent sixteen years at Rutgers, where he coached sixteen Pitchers that got drafter, won two Atlantic 10 Championships and three Big East Championships.

Coach Dale Thompson

Coach Dale joined PAL Elite baseball in 2012 as a hitting and outfield coach. He started coaching in 2004 as a volunteer for the Sandy Hook Little League and ended up as the manager for 3 all-star teams. In 2008 he started coaching with the Middletown Warriors and NJ Wolfpack travel baseball teams. Over his 5-year tenure with these teams they won tournaments in Delaware, Massachusetts, and NJ, as well as winning the top tier of their USABL division six times. At least six players from these teams have committed to play college baseball so far (including his son Ben) and a few more seem to be on that path.

As a player in the 1970s, Coach Dale was a 4-year varsity starter at Nonnewaug HS in Connecticut as a catcher and outfielder. After high school he continued to play semi-pro summer ball for the Bethlehem Ploughboys of the Tri-State Baseball League. He was an outfielder for teams that won the league in 1979 and 1980.

Currently, Coach Dale coaches the Henry Hudson HS baseball team in Highlands and teaches US and World history at Perth Amboy HS.

Coach Greg Kroeger

Coach Greg has coached youth sports (baseball & basketball) over the last 10 years levels at competitive levels. Most recently, he is Coaching Showcase Baseball with the Howell PAL Elite. During this time, he has maintained a commitment to encouraging hard work in order for athletes to succeed on & off the field. Coach Greg is a staunch advocate of good teamwork & sportsmanship.

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