Zac Cole-Head Coach
Zac Cole, in his first season as the New Market Rebels head coach, will bring a wealth of baseball experience to New Market having seen time as a D1 player, minor league player, D1 coach, high school coach and pro scout.
Cole spent the previous two years scouting for the Baltimore Orioles and coaching the nationally recognized Next Level Baseball (NLB) 18u travel team in Tallahassee, FL. Cole’s time with Next Level Baseball was the most successful run in the history of the company and produced a plethora of talented players many of whom were selected in the Major League Baseball (MLB) draft. Many more now star for some of the top college programs in the Southeast.
Cole originally came to Tallahassee in 2013 to serve as the pitching coach at national powerhouse North Florida Christian High School. Cole’s 2014 pitching staff set the school record for ERA and strikeouts in a season. Two players off that team were selected in the 2014 MLB draft, OF Matt Railey (3rd, Diamondbacks) and LHP Carson Sands (4th, Cubs). Three more seniors from that team signed Division 1 scholarships.
Prior to his time in Tallahassee, Cole served as the pitching coach at the University of Tennessee-Martin. In Cole’s first year with UT-Martin, the pitching staff set a new program record with 346 strikeouts. In 2012, Cole oversaw a pair of the best pitchers in the league in Alec Mills and Dan Tobik. Over Cole’s two years with the Skyhawks he saw three of his pitchers drafted by MLB teams and another three more go on to play in independent leagues.
Before entering the coaching ranks, Cole spent 4 years playing minor league baseball. Cole signed a contract with the Baltimore Orioles out of college and was assigned to their Gulf Coast League squad in 2007. Collegiately, Cole played two seasons under head coach Matt Bragga at Tennessee Tech, where he was one of the Ohio Valley Conference’s top pitchers as a junior in 2006. Before enrolling at Tennessee Tech, Cole played at Palm Beach Community College, where he was a conference starter for two seasons.
A Dean’s List student, Cole graduated with a degree in business administration from Tennessee Tech in 2007 and obtained his MBA from the University of Tennessee Martin in 2013.
Danny Kelley--Assistant Coach
Joe Lepore--Assistant Coach
Sarah Treese grew up in Wallingford, PA, located right outside the bustling city of Philadelphia. She was a twin in addition to being the middle child in a large family of six. After graduating from Strath Haven High School, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in 2006 for Athletic Training from Messiah College in Harrisburg, PA. Upon graduating college she married her high school sweetheart Jon. Later that same year, she passed her Board of Certification test, and began her career as an Assistant Athletic Trainer working for Gallaudet University, located in Washington, DC. In 2007, she went on to work at the Maryland School for the Deaf for six years building an athletic program. In August of 2012, Sarah and Jon welcomed a small bundle of joy into the world, and named her Taryn. Finally, in 2013 she found her way to Massanutten Military Academy. At MMA, Sarah enjoys the work of being the Athletic Trainer, as well as teaching Introduction to Engineering , and helping out wherever she is needed on campus. She currently resides in the town of Woodstock with her husband, daughter, and two beagles.
As Team Liasion Katie is a valuable link between the field staff and the team administration. Katie performs multiple duties assisting coaches, players, the General Manager, and the press box staff. She is an integral part of the Rebels organization.