Assistant Coach - Dominican College (1st Year) Nassisi enters his 1rst season as an assistant coach at Dominican College and most recently was an assistant and pitching coach under head coach Bill Guerrero for 2 seasons at Purchase College. Michael served as the assistant and hitting coach at Nyack College in 2011 and was Nyack’s assistant and pitching coach in 2010.
In 2012, Nassisi served as pitching coach and utility player for the Las Cruces Vaqueros in Las Cruces, New Mexico of The Pecos League. The Pecos League is an independent professional baseball league headquartered in Houston, Texas, which operates in cities throughout New Mexico, Colorado and Texas.
Nassisi would enjoy a dream summer in New Mexico and a season that was deemed “the most successful baseball season in the history of Las Cruces,” the brilliant campaign ended with the Vaqueros falling to the Alpine Cowboys in the deciding game of the championship series. Las Cruces' hosted it's first ever home playoff series and would go on to sweep Roswell and make its first trip to the Pecos League Championship Series.
With Nassisi on board the coaching staff, the team went 9-5 in May; 16-12 in June; 16-12 in July; and 3-2 and August, and were the first Vaqueros team to not have a losing month for the length of the season. An even bigger accomplishment was that the Vaqueros were the only team in the entire Pecos League that did not have a losing record against any of their opponents finishing with a 6 and 4 record against Alpine, a 7 and 6 record against Roswell, a 10 and 6 record against Santa Fe, a 9 and 7 record against Trinidad, and an incredible 13 and 7 record against White Sands.
Las Cruces broke many records in a variety of individual and team categories. Pecos League MVP Steve Rinaudo set league records for RBIs (86), runs (99), doubles (24), and triples (9).
2B Randy Wells broke the Pecos League record for hits (113) and team record for batting average (.386), RF Logan Lotti hit 23 HRs to break the Pecos League record. Las Cruces broke Pecos League team records for runs scored, hits, RBIs, 2Bs, 3Bs, BA, SLG and OPS. In the process, Las Cruces set team records for wins and home fan attendance.
The Vaquero's pitching staff was second in the league in overall pitching categories. Chris Peacock, Derek Johnson and Shawn Kale made up 3 of the top 5 Starting Pitcher E.R.A.'s in the Pecos League. Reliever Justin Yackee set a new team record for appearances with 36, and threw 38 innings with 40 K's, a 4.19 E.R.A, while teammate Alfonso Cardenas was right on his trail with 31 appearances, 40 IP, 37 K's and a 4.05 ERA.
13 Las Cruces players were moved up after the season, to teams like Normal Cornbelters, Abilene Prairie Dogs, Rockford Riverhawks, Gary South Shore Railcats, Florence Freedrom, Frontier Greys and Evansville Otters in the Frontier League, North American and American Associations.
Vaquero's CF Jimmy Parque was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals to play affiliated minor league baseball.
In 2013, Nassisi will serve as a northeast scout for the Las Vegas Train Robbers of the Pecos and for the seven other teams in the Pecos League.
Nassisi currently serves as hitting, pitching & fielding instructor, along with personal trainer at Indoor 365 in Congers, New York, 10920. Indoor 365 is a 10,000 Square foot facility that will be home to the area's top athletes. He enters his first season as head coach of the Rockland Astros, a highly competitive summer-collegiate baseball team playing in the N.J.A.B.L.
Nassisi served as hitting and pitching instructor at RBI Sports Baseball Facility in Valley Cottage, NY. He served as head coach for the Clarkstown Stars, 16-Under travel baseball team in 2010-11. He also was Player/Manager of 18+Over Men’s Wooden Bat League for the Nyack Yankees of the North Jersey Amateur Baseball League (N.J.A.B.L.).
At Nyack High School, Nassisi earned all-league shortstop as a sophomore and all-section SS as a senior. He went on to play at D-II Rockland Community College, where he switched from the infield to the mound, becoming the team’s closer as a freshman. He would convert 7-of-7 save opportunities with a 1.50 ERA.
As a sophomore, Nassisi returned to the field and made all-region honors in center field, helping lead Rockland to back-to-back conference championships. Following his stint at Rockland, Nassisi moved on to Chico, CA to earn a B.A. degree in Kinesiology and a Teacher Credential in Physical Education.
He later served as an assistant coach for the Chico Suns, a 16/17-year-old American Legion team that finished in 2nd place in northern California. He also served as an assistant varsity coach for Chico High. That summer his resumed his playing career, winning Rookie of The Year honors for the Nor Cal Pirates.
The Pirates would go on to win the Chico League and the Pacific West Baseball League (P.W.B.L) Championships. The club finished the Spring/Summer season with a record of 47-21. Nassisi was the team’s starting third baseman, leadoff hitter and the fourth pitcher in the rotation. In 33 games, Nassisi hit .342 BA with a .420 OBP. He scored 26 runs and knocked in 18 RBI, with one homerun and 15 stolen bases. As a pitcher, he tossed 33.1 innings, posting a 5-1 record with one save, 16 Ks and a 3.24 ERA.
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