Here at the Upper Deck Baseball Academy, our ultimate goal is to help each player realize their playing potential. UDBA instructors provide a framework that enables players to learn the essential skills of baseball or softball. The goal of Upper Deck’s educational delivery system is to allow players to maintain an individual style, while adhering to a set core of fundamentals and beliefs. These beliefs are the foundation that allows the Upper Deck staff to deliver successfully upon our mission.
Jay Grenier – Coach Grenier is currently the Hitting Coach for Bryant University Bulldogs and the Chatham Anglers of the Cape Cod Baseball League. Previously Jay was the Head Baseball Coach at RIC and the Community College of Rhode Island. He was named the NJCAA Coach of the Year twice and was the Louisville Slugger Region 2 Coach of the Year three times.

Wade Briggs Coach Briggs was a 4 year pitcher at Rhode Island College. He was consistently in the top of the rotation during his time. Wade was able to lead his team to the Little East Conference championship in 2005. Upon the completion of his playing career he coached the highly successful 15u New England Lightinging team to a 32- 10 record. Wade provides a structured program for the the high school pitcher looking to take his game to the next level.

Matt Milano is the current Wheaton College Coach for the 2016 season. He was the Assistant Coach at Clark University in 2015. Matt was also part of the Harwich Mariners (Cape Cod Baseball League) (2012 and 2013). Milano is currently coaching at Wheaton College and the Upper Deck Junior Leagion (2014-2015) and was a 4 year starter for Springfield College in the Division III NEWMAC conference. 2004 started his high school baseball career and was a starting catcher for three years at the Varsity level where he was named to two All-Division teams as a junior and a senior.

Peter Olson is the currently the Head Baseball Coach at Wheeler. He was previously the Assistant Baseball Coach at Bishop Hendriken in 2015. He was previously the JV Coach at North Providence High School (2014) and is a 4 year starter at RIC where he helped lead the Anchormen to their first Little East Championship in 20 years.

Scott Lesiuk has been the Smithfield High School Softball Coach since 2012. He has experience as a traveling coach for the Apponoag Girls Softball Team (6 years) and the Smithfield Girls Softball Team (7 years). Scott's coaching career started in 1984 at Bishop Feehan H.S. and carried over to collegiate baseball at Rhode Island College. His love of the sport continues on the field as a player for the RI Senior Men's Baseball League and in the Ocean State Baseball League.

Kevin Dicomitis - Kevin Dicomitis has spent the last two springs as an assistant coach at Lincoln High School (2016-2017) as well as the JV Head Coach. He has also spent the last two summers as an assistant coach and the last two falls for the Upper Deck Post 86/14 Junior Legion baseball program. His playing career started as a 3-year starter at Cumberland High School (2008-2011) and then continued in college at Rhode Island College as a utility infielder.
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