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John Merkh, Head Coach

(609) 851-3262 |  johnmerkh@yahoo.com 

John Merkh enters his first season as the head baseball coach at Camden County College.  Merkh was hired by Camden County College in June of 2012 to serve as an assistant coach.  Since his hire, Merkh has moved up the coaching latter becoming the recruiting coordinator for the Cougars in 2013 and becoming the Associate Head Coach in 2014.  This summer, Merkh was named the head baseball coach and looks to continue the Cougars success in Region XIX.


Merkh, a New Jersey native, was a two year varsity letter winner at Winslow township high school, NJ in 2006 and 2007.  He finished his career 2nd all-time in strikeouts per 7 innings. Following high school, Merkh continued his academic and athletic career at Camden County College from 2009 to 2011. During his career at CCC the Cougars were ranked as high as 4th in the nation in the NJCAA DIII Top 10 poll. Merkh graduated from Camden County College with a degree in Business Administration. 



After Camden County College, Merkh became a member of the Penn State- Abington baseball team.  His career was ultimately cut short due to injury which led him to begin his coaching career as a pitching coach at Camden County College.



Since 2012, Merkh has helped more than a dozen student athlete’s move onto 4 year baseball programs in the NCAA and NAIA and has also assisted in getting former players into professional baseball.  Today Merkh resides in Clementon with his fiancé’ Brittany.


 


Frank Angeloni, Associate Head Coach


Frank Angeloni returns to Camden County College as the Associate Head Coach for the Cougars after coaching at University of Sciences and Valley Forge Military College. Frank was an Assistant for Camden County College from 1997- 1998 and then took over as the Head Coach from 1998 – 2004. Coach Angeloni has over 30 years of coaching experience at all levels of baseball.

1982 – 1986:  Volunteer Assistant Coach Drexel University
1990 - 1996: Assistant Coach St. Augustine Prep
1997 – 1998: Assistant Coach Camden County College
1998 – 2004: Head Coach Camden County College
2004 – 2014: Head Coach University of Sciences
2014 – 2015: Assistant Coach Valley Forge Military College
2015 – 2016 Associate Head Coach Valley Forge Military College

Coach Angeloni’s Accomplishments:
· Winningest Baseball Coach in University of Sciences History
· 2011 CACC Coach of the Year (University of Sciences)
· Coached the 2011 University of Sciences Baseball Team to the programs 1st ever playoff appearance, 1st playoff win and Conference Final Four Appearance
· Coached the 2013 University of Sciences Baseball Team to its 1st ever National Ranking in school history
· Sportsmanship Award 2009 and 2010
· At University of Sciences, coached 2 NCAA All-Americans and 6 All Region Players, 16 All Conference Players, 13 CACC All-Academic Team Players and 6 players named to the All-Philadelphia Area Academic Team
· At Valley Forge in the 2nd year of the program helped lead them to the NJCAA DII Region XIX Final Four





Cesar Garcia, Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach


Cesar Garcia returns to Camden County College for the 2017 season as an Assistant Coach and Pitching Coach. Coach Garcia was a former Camden County College Baseball player from 1998-1999 and became an Assistant Coach in 2004 for Former Head Coach Frank Angeloni who is the current  Associate Head Coach for the Cougars.


 




Esterlin Lagual, Assistant Coach


Esterlin Lagual returns to the Cougars in a different role. Lagual was a member of the 2014 Cougars Baseball Team after transferring from Burlington County College. Coach Lagual will be an Assistant Coach for the Cougars helping with position players and fielding.



CCC Baseball Players in Professional Baseball

Nate Coronado - Camden River Sharks/Sullivan Explorers
Rick Stronski- Newark Bears
DJ Stinsman- Roswell Invaders/ Baltimore Orioles
Bobby Gooch- Roswell Invaders
Alexi Still- New York Yankees
Ray Hastings- Texarkana Gunslingers/ Lewisville Lizards


CCC Baseball Players who've moved on to 4-Year Colleges and Universities

Class of 2016

Brandon Sanchez – Schreiner University
L.T. Struble - Coastal Carolina University
John Franchi - Utica College (N.Y.)
Kyle Harris - Bluefield College

Brett Kuchera - Rutgers Camden

Frank Angeloni - Neumann Univeristy


Class of 2015

Nelson Coronado - Rutgers Camden
Daniel Reese: Rutgers-Camden

Class of 2014

Cory Kreamer: Rutgers-Camden

Class of 2013

Billy Jackson - Rutgers-Camden
Ryan Pavlik - Rowan University
Nick Juliano - Rowan University
Ryan Martin - Rutgers-Camden
James Schramm - Stockton
Blaze Gaspari – Stockton


Class of 2012

Brendon Stout- Stockton
Adrian Gonzalez- Rutgers-Camden
Ryan Farabella- Rugers-Camden
Steven Gallagher- Eastern University
Luke Root- Stockton


Class of 2011

Chris Bechter- Oklahoma Panhandle State
Art Knapp- Oklahoma Panhandle State
Adam Satanoff- Winston Salem State/Rutgers-Camden
Anthony Kelly- Widener University
Luis Maldonado- Rutgers-Camden
John Merkh- Penn State Abington
Joe Miller- Rutgers-Camden


Class of 2010

Rob Wilgus- Rowan University
Billy Parave- Penn State Abington
Shaun Collins- Rutgers-Camden
Zack Duffy- Keystone College
Marco Carolla- Ramapo College
Clark Hoffman- Wilmington College

 

Class of 2009

Mike Tobia- Seton Hall University
Scott Windsor- St. Thomas University
John Ryan- Mt. Olive
Bobby Gooch - Mt. Olive
Mike Cantwell- St. Andrews University
Mike Mandarino- Cumberland University
Greg Himes- Rutgers-Camden
DJ Stinsman- St. Andrews/ Felician


Class of 2008

Jay Gallen- Rowan University
Rich DeMonte- Rowan University


Class of 2007

Matt Healey- Barton College
Ryan McAvenue- Emory Riddle College


Class of 2005

Alexi Still – Rowan University