Andrew Romanella
Andrew Romanella
Title: Head Coach - Baseball
Phone: 908-526-1200 ext. 8265
Email: aromanel@raritanval.edu

Andrew began his playing career at the Gunnery School where he was a 4 year Varsity Letter Winner, All-Conference middle infielder and captain that twice led the Highlanders to the Western New England Prep Baseball League Championship.  After graduation he moved on to the City College of New York, a Division III CUNY School located in NYC, where he started every game at shortstop for 2 years finishing with a .304 batting average, over 30 stolen bases and 50+ runs scored. Following his sophomore campaigned he was recognized with All-Conference honors as well as being named to the National Strength and Condition All-American team. After his Sophomore campaign, Andrew transferred to NCAA Division II St. Thomas Aquinas College. At STAC, Andrew was apart of the first team in school history to capture an East Coast Conference Championship and Region Playoff birth. In 2 seasons at STAC, Andrew started 46 games while appearing in 80 at 5 different positions. Andrew finished his collegeiate career appearing in 157 games with a .270 batting average, 40 RBI, 42 SB, 15 doubles and a .360 on base percentage.

Following graduation from St. Thomas Aquinas with a bachelors degree in Communications, Andrew began his coaching career immediately with the Bayside Yankees organization serving as an assistant coach for the 14U and 17U programs. After Bayside, Andrew began working at Zoned Sports Academy in Bridgewater, NJ as a Head Coach and hitting/fielding Instructor. Currently, Andrew is the Head Coach of the Zoned Redhawks 15U Elite travel team which he has helped lead to 3 tournament championships and 1 league championship.

In additional to baseball, Andrew serves as the Color Commentator for the St. Thomas Aquinas College Men's & Women's home basketball games.  Andrew currently resides in Allentown, NJ.

Brian Tompkins
Brian Tompkins
Title: Assistant Coach- Baseball

Brian started his baseball career playing for the Wappingers All-Stars as a pitcher and infielder. After being cut from his high school varsity team as a Junior, Brian did not let that stop him helping lead Wappingers to 2 New York State Championships in 2008 and 2010.  In 2008, he was the ace of the pitching staff throwing two 1-hitters with one coming in the state title game. In 2010, Tompkins helped his team to a second title in three years, this time doing so at third base finishing the season winning the Gold Glove. 

Brian then begin his collegiate baseball career at Dutchess Community College where he quickly became the ace of the staff going 3-2 with a 3.80 ERA in 11 games. After one year at Dutchess, Brian transferred to Division II St. Thomas Aquinas College where he walked onto the team as a pitcher. Playing their for two years, Brian was apart of back to back ECC Championships in 2013 and 2014 as well as an Eastern Regional Championship in 2014 which led to a trip to the Division II World Series. In his 2 years at STAC, Brian went 6-2 with a 2.95 ERA and 4 saves as a back of the bullpen side armer.

Brian will graduate this Spring from St. Thomas Aquinas College with a bachelors degree in Graphic Design.