The Quakertown Blazers, proud members of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League, are excited to announce our 2015 Head Coach and General Manager
, currently in his 3rd season as the head coach at Wilkes University
, will be the field manager of the 2015 Quakertown Blazers.
Matt has extensive summer collegiate experience serving as the head baseball coach for the Willmar Stingers out of the Northwoods League from 2010 to 2013. In four years as manager for the Stingers, Hollod tallied 160 wins which puts him in the top 10 all-time in the league. His .573 winning percentage is second highest in the leagues 22 year history. Hollod had also recruited 36 players to the Stingers, and helped develop, who have gone on to play professionally. Matt is a former associate head baseball coach at DeSales University and Southern Utah University.
Hollod was a four-time letter winner in baseball at the University of Washington and the University of Portland. He was an honorable mention All-West Coach Conference selection during his junior season where he was a consistent starter for the Pilots on the mound. As a hitter, Hollod led the team with a .346 average in his final season in Portland.
returns to the ACBL after a 2-year hiatus from the league. O’Connell was formerly the General Manager of the Lehigh Valley Catz for ten seasons.
During his tenure the Catz won three titles including the 2003 ACBL Championship and saw over 60 former Catz players play professionally including one advancing to the Major Leagues.