Mike Cassidy

Program Director

Michael Cassidy grew up in Burke, Virginia before taking his talents to Averett University to play baseball as a 3-year starter while earning a degree in sports management. He was a founder and director of the VBC Occoquan/NOVA South Academy facility from 2008-2013. Mike was an assistant varsity coach at Bishop O‘Connell High School from 2008-2012, and an assistant varsity coach at Lake Braddock Secondary School in 2013. Cassidy served as an assistant coach at Marymount University from 2013-21. Mike was also the head coach of the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks in 2016 and 2017 in the Futures Collegiate League in New England and was the pitching coach for the FCA Braves in the Cal Ripken Collegiate league in 2018.

Mike is currently the Head Coach at Marymount University beginning in the 2022 season and a founder and director at Metropolitan Baseball Academy.

Mike Gallagher

Program Director

Mike has spent the majority of his baseball career in the Northern Virginia area where his accomplishments include being an All-District high school player, American Legion All-Star and All-Conference collegiate player at Shenandoah University. For five years, Mike coached at Hayfield High School in Alexandria, VA where he served as a varsity assistant, head JV coach, and head varsity coach. In 2006, Mike was named the 2006 Patriot District Coach of the Year for the Hayfield Hawks, leading the Hawks to a school-record 17 wins and an overall record of 17-6 (13-3). Mike also served as the head varsity baseball coach at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, VA from 2007–2013. Mike was named the 2008 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) Coach of the Year after leading the Cardinals to the school’s first-ever WCAC title game. The Cardinals repeated their trip to the WCAC finals in 2009. Mike was also the founder and owner of Dominion Baseball Academy and the former DBA Dragons travel baseball program. The Dragons, established in 2006, have sent several players on to college baseball. Dominion Baseball and the Dragons program beginning in 2015 transitioned to Metro Baseball Academy and the Metro Senators.

Mike resides in Manassas, VA with his wife Kristin and 2 children Ryan and Phoebe.

Dan Raley

Head Coach / Hitting Instructor

Coach Dan Raley is known as one of the best hitting instructors in the country. Coach Raley helped lead nearby Potomac (VA) High School to a state championship in 1983 before going on to earn All-American honors and play in the College World Series while at Wichita State University. He later played in the Detroit Tigers organization before he serving as a Minor League hitting instructor for 4 years. Dan coached with the Vienna Senators of the Clark C. Griffin Collegiate Baseball League (CGL) and helped lead the team to 7 championships. Coach Raley has spent time as an assistant varsity baseball coach at Potomac High School and O’Connell HS. Dan is currently an Asst: Coach and Hitting Coordinator at Marymount University.

Josh Bender

Head Coach

- Current Metro Senators Head Coach
- Former Asst Coach at Bishop Ireton High School
- Played at Shenandoah University from 2007-2010
- Was a part of 2009 USA South and South Region Championship team at SU.
- All-District DH at Hayfield High School

Chris Warren

Head Coach

Chris is currently the Head Coach of South County HS in Alexandria. Chris has also been the Head Coach at Episcopal HS in Alexandria, and Woodson HS in Fairfax. Chris has worked with USA baseball, run numerous Showcase team including the Virginia Barnstormers who have placed hundreds of players into the college and professional ranks. Chris is also currently the Head Coach of the Metro SOCO Braves in the Cal Ripken Collegiate League.

Teddy Wilhelm

Head Coach

- Current Head Coach Metro Senators Program.
- Current Varsity Asst Coach at Woodson HS in-charge of catchers and analytics.
- 20 years of coaching and working with players from 10U to the Minor League level.

Justin Keller

Asst Coach

- Current Senators Coach
- Played Varsity at the International School of Brussels and Robinson Secondary School
- Pitched 4 Years at the University of Dallas

Conner Hall

Head Coach / Hitting/Catching and Pitching Instructor

As a player, Conner played at Edison High School. Following his high school career, Conner went on to play at Marymount University where he was a four year starter, earning All-Conference honors three of his four years, and All-State and All-Region honors his Junior season. Conner is now an assistant coach at Marymount University, and is a head coach for the Metropolitan Senators.

Ryan Schubert

Head Coach / Hitting/Catching/ and Pitching Instructor

As a player, Coach Schubert was a four-year member and a team captain of the Longwood University baseball team. In 2012 he made 17 appearances – 4-1 with a 2.60 ERA. Ryan was a standout at Annandale High School where he was a two-time All-District Pitcher. Coach Schubert received his degree from Longwood, majoring in kinesiology, including a concentration in exercise science. After graduating from Longwood, Coach Schubert spent 2 seasons as the Varsity Pitching Coach at Annandale High school, then spent one season as a Varsity Pitching Coach at West Springfield High School, and most recently spent 2 seasons as an Assistant Coach at Marymount University. Coach Schubert is now a lead instructor for Metro Baseball Academy as well as a Head Coach of the Metro Senators Varsity team.

Mike Simko

Head Coach

- Current Head Coach Metro Senators
- Asst Coach West Springfield HS
- Former Pitcher Christopher Newport University
- Former Player West Springfield HS

Vince Altieri

Assistant Coach

- Current Asst Coach Metro Senators
- Current Head JV Coach at Woodson HS
- Played 4 years of middle infield at Woodson HS

Brian Blanton

Asst Coach

Coach Blanton is currently the Head Coach at Potomac HS in Dumfries VA. Brian serves as the Senators JV South Asst Coach. A 4 year player at Potomac HS from 2011 - 2014.

Collin Kirk

Asst Coach

- Current Metro Senators Coach
- 3 Year Varsity starting outfielder for South County Secondary School

Tyler Buchholz

Head Coach

- Current Metro Senators Coach, 2015-present

Hayden Basse

Head Coach

Coach Basse is a Head Coach with the Senators program. Hayden was a standout player at Oconnell HS in Arlington VA. Hayden pitched for the Tigers at Hampton-Sydney College for 4 seasons.

Pat Basse

Asst Coach

- Current Metro Senators Coach

Corey Phillips

Asst Coach

- Current Metro Senators Coach
- 4 year Varsity starting catcher at Bishop Ireton High School
- 1st Team All Conference Selection 2012 and 2013
- 1st Team All State VISAA Selection 2012
- Played at Marymount University 2013-2015