Director of Operations and Lead Hitting Instructor
Pitzulo has spent his coaching career in numerous places. He was the hitting coach at Boardman High School and Head Coach for the Astro Falcons before coming to Glaciers in 2012. At Glaciers, Pitzulo has coached numerous college baseball players throughout his time at Glaciers. Brett coached the Glaciers national teams for 4 years before becoming the Director of Operations. He now serves at the Director of Player Development at Youngstown State University. He played his college baseball at Otterbein College and Mercyhurst University.
“Brett has been a great mentor for me these past 5 years. He not only helped me develop the tools to become a division 1 athlete. But, more importantly he taught me the mental side of baseball and what it takes to truly be great.”
- Padraig O’Shaughnessy, YSU Baseball
"As a sophomore in high school I began hitting with coach Pitzulo I was a below average hitter at the time. With hard work and many hitting sessions I have transformed my swing and approach to be a successful division one baseball player.”
- Braeden O’Shaughnessy, YSU Baseball
“I began hitting with Coach Pitzulo at 13 years old. At the time I was a young player trying to develop. Coach Pitzulo worked with me for countless hours. He is the reason today I am able to call myself a division 1 baseball player.”
- Lucas Nasonti, YSU Baseball
Instructor/Assistant Coach of 10u Swope
Became YSU's all-time strikeout leader on April 2, 2021, with the 266th strikeout of his career, breaking Aaron Swenson's previous record of 265, which had stood since 2010. Finished his career with 323 strikeouts, which ranks second in Horizon League history. Became YSU's all-time leader in games started with the 50th start of his career on April 9, 2021… Surpassed Blake Aquadro's previous mark of 49 starts, which had stood since 2013. Finished his career with 57 games started. Finished his career ranked third in YSU history with 318.2 innings pitched. Became just the third player in program history and the first since Swenson (2007-10) to reach 300 career innings pitched. Won Horizon League Triple Crown in pitching by earning the leagues best ERA, Strikeouts, and Wins. Won Horizon League Pitcher of the Year in 2021. Selected 1st Team All Horizon League in 2021. Selected 1st Team ABCA/Rawlings All East Region. Selected 1st Team All Horizon League in 2020. Broke the single season record for most innings pitched in a year with 105.1. Named Student Athlete Player of the Year for Youngstown State. Ranked 55th out of 200 in the country with ERA. Ranked 40th out of 200 in the country for strikeouts. Ranked 2nd on D1 Baseball top analytical pitchers in 2021. Played for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers in 2021. Graduated with 2 undergrad degrees in Marketing Management and Exercise Science. Earned his MBA in Digital Marketing in 2021. Team Captain for 5 years. Apart of the best season in YSU Baseball History going 32-24.
Contact information: (330) 312-1774
Instructor and Head Coach of 13U Pitzulo
2012 District 10 Region Three Player of the Year. First-Team All Region Pitcher and Outfielder junior and senior years. All-District Outfielder in 2012. Pitched two seasons at JUCO Mercyhurst North East winning a regional and district championship. Received pitcher of the tournament for 2014 Regional Tournament. 2015 Second-Team all conference pitcher. Then went on to pitch for Division II Lake Erie College for two seasons.
Contact information: 330-718-0942
11u Struharik Instructor
- Graduate of Columbiana H.S (1981) All-State Athlete in Football, Baseball, Basketball, & Track.
- Baseball Scholarship- State College of Florida (1981-82) Starting CF on a team that finished 4th in Country (40-8).
- Baseball Scholarship-University of Kentucky (1982-84) Starting CF in both seasons in the S.E.C.
- Signed Professional Baseball with Pittsburgh Pirates (1984-86)
- Starting CF for Watertown Pirates NY, Led the team in Hitting (.394), Starting CF for Prince William Pirates VA
- Co-Head Baseball Coach Youngstown State University (1988-89) Team finished 43-45 in 2 seasons. Highest current overall winning percentage .489 next to Coach Rosselli’s of .642.
- Head Baseball Coach-Cortland Maplewood H.S. (1990-92) Overall team record of 34-12 in 2 seasons. The 91-92 team reached the first State Final 4 in school history.
- Ontario, Canada Regional Baseball Director-Doyle Baseball School (1993-95) Baseball Director of Baseball Camps, Clinics, Tournaments and Recruiting.
- Director of Baseball Operations-Youngstown Astro Falcons (1995-2000) Baseball Director of All Astro Babe Ruth, Class B, & National Teams. The 1999 National Team finished 3rd in Connie Mack World Series
- Director of Baseball Operations-Youngstown Express (2000-01) Baseball Director of all Little B & Big B teams. Head Coach of Great Lakes Summer Collegiate Team
- President of Baseball Operations-Line Drive Baseball Academy (2002-06) Directed teams in Little B, Big B, & Travel Leagues. Operated a facility that offered team and private lesson instruction in baseball and softball for all ages.
- Head Baseball Coach-Boardman High School (2001-06) 2001 played in Ohio State Final 4. (24-6 record). 2002 finished No. 1 in Ohio State Poll Div. 1 (26-4 record). Overall Teams 6 year records (116-57)
- Head Baseball Coach-Columbiana H.S. (2008-13) 2009,10, & 11 Teams State Ranked, 2010 Played in Ohio State Final 4, Overall Teams 6 year record (90-58)
- Assistant Baseball Coach-Boardman H.S. (2015-19)
- Ohio Glaciers Coach & Instructor- (2009-Present) Available for Team & Private Lessons in Hitting, Fielding, & Pitching. Over 33 years of Coaching & Instructing Experience
B.S in Education- (YSU-1988)
Master in Educational Leadership- (Westminster College-2020)
Cortland Maplewood-(1990-93), (Physical Ed.& Health)
Boardman Local Schools-(2000-present) (Physical Education)
Can be reached: 330-559-4459-cell
Email: [email protected]