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Joe Pesci - Pennsbury Head Varsity Coach
Coach Pesci is the founder and Co-Director of Play Ball Baseball Camps and is the Pennsbury Varsity Head Coach. Coach Pesci took over as Pennsbury Head Varsity coach in 2010 and was the JV coach for 4 years before that. In 2017, he led the Falcons to a League, District 1, and PIAA State Championships. He was also selected as the 2017 USA Today High School Sports Pennsylvania Baseball Coach of the Year! Coach Pesci is also the Head Coach of the Suburban One National and Bicentennial Carpenter Cup team that brought home the championship in 2015.  Coach Pesci is Co-Owner and an instructor at Nation9 Sports Academy in Levittown. He played at Pennsbury High School (2000) before moving on to play at Bloomsburg University (2001-2005) where he was a three year starter and Two-time all-PSAC 1st basemen. Coach Pesci earned his Bachelor's Degree from Bloomsburg University and his Master's Degree from Temple University. He currently lives in Fairless Hills and is a Special Education Teacher at New Hope-Solebury High School.


Dan Toner - Neshaminy Head Varsity Coach
Coach Dan Toner took over as the Neshaminy Head Varsity Coach in 2017 and is Co-Director of the Play Ball Camps. Coach Toner led Neshaminy to the District and State Playoffs in 2017. Coach Toner was an assistant coach at Pennsbury from 2011-2016.  He was the JV Assistant Coach at Pennsbury for 1 year and the Varsity Assistant coach at Council Rock North for 4 years before joining the staff at PHS. In his 4 years at CR North, Coach Toner helped lead the Indians to a District title in 2010. He played for Council Rock North (2001) before moving on to play at West Chester University from 2002-2005 while earning All-PSAC honors at 3B in 2005. Coach Toner is also an instructor at Nation9 Sports Academy in Levittown. Dan is currently a Physical Education teacher at Maple Point Middle School.


Dave Howe - Pennsbury Assistant Coach
Coach Howe was recently promoted to Varsity Assistant Coach at Pennsbury. Coach Howe was an Pennsbury JV coach from 2014-2016. Assistant Varsity coach at Harry S. Truman in 2012-2013 and has been the Assistant coach for Bristol Legion since 2011. Coach Howe played baseball from Harry S. Truman and Bristol Legion.  He went on to play football at Utica College in 2005, played baseball at Bucks County Community College in 2006, and earned his degree from West Chester University in 2010. Coach Howe currently a Physical Education teacher and football coach at William Penn Middle School. Dave has been an instructor at both Extra Innings and Nation9 Sports Academy.


Kurt Kramp - Pennsbury Assistant Coach
Coach Kramp has been a member of the PHS baseball coaching staff for over 10 years. Coach Kramp has coached at the Freshmen and JV levels, and has been a Varsity Assistant since 2010. Coach Kramp is also currently a Football and Wrestling coach at Charles Boehm Middle School. Coach Kramp currently lives in Yardley.


Tom Pettit - Pennsbury Assistant Varsity Coach
Coach Pettit was promoted to Pennsbury Varsity Assistant Coach in 2017 after 4 years as the JV Head Coach.  Prior to coaching at Pennsbury, he was an Assistant Varsity Coach at Wissahickon High School for 6 years. A 2002 graduate of Wissahickon, Coach Pettit played baseball and football at Gettysburg College. Coach Pettit holds a Bachelor's Degree in Health and Exercise Science, his Teaching Certificate through Eastern University in 2007, and his Master's Degree in Education from Cabrini College in 2014.  Coach Pettit has taught Phys Ed at PHS since 2013 and lives in Southampton with his wife Amanda, also a PHS teacher.


Jim Strickler - Neshaminy Assistant Coach
Coach Strickler has been an assistant coach at Neshaminy since 2005. He coached at Truman High school from 1994-2004 and has had summer coaching stints with Langhorne AA, Middletown AA, Babe Ruth , Yardley Western Legion, and Langhorne Junior & Senior Legion. Coach Strickler is a 1976 graduate of Neshaminy who went on to play baseball at Bucks County Community College and East Stroudsburg University.


Jesse Toner - Neshaminy Assistant Coach
Coach Jesse Toner joined his son Dan Toner at Neshaminy starting in 2017. Jess was an assistant coach at Pennsbury from 2005-2016.  He has also had other coaching stints at Pennsbury, Council Rock North, Harry S. Truman, and Northampton Legion. Jesse was a member of the 1972 Pennsbury Falcons that went 17-0. After graduating in 1972, Jesse went on to catch for West Chester University which was Division 1 at the time. Coach Jesse resides in Levittown and is a catching and hitting instructor at Nation9 Sports Academy.