RADNOR – Joseph Liciardello was named head baseball coach at Archbishop Carroll Jan. 2.
Liciardello spent the past four seasons as the assistant varsity and JV baseball coach at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, and has coached American Legion and AAU travel teams.
A 2015 graduate of St. Joseph’s University, Liciardello was a catcher on the club team that qualified for a pair of regional championship appearances. He is a coach and instructor with Diamond Athletic Academy, which trains athletes through group clinics and individual sessions, and works in outside sales for WraSer Pharmaceuticals.
Liciardello said he plans to focus on communication, teaching and motivating his players.
“The reason I coach is because I love the game of baseball – I want to be a mentor not just a coach,” he said. “I feel I have so much to offer the players on and off the field. I have built so many great relationships across the area in the baseball world and have direct connections to so many networks. I want to be someone my players can rely on, and always look to someone who will support them not just while they are at Carroll, but years down the road.
“My goal is to have an impact not just on their baseball careers but to inspire their lives to be men who will go on to do amazing things in society much bigger then baseball. I am excited to get started. I believe we have an amazing opportunity to do something special, not just this year but in the years to come.”
Carroll athletic director Thomas Quintois said, “We are thrilled to announce the hiring of Joe Liciardello as our new head baseball coach. He is an enthusiastic, driven leader who connects extremely well with his student-athletes. His positive personality along with his strong baseball pedigree perfectly align with the Carroll baseball long-term vision.”