Coaches


Matt Rosinski (Head Coach)

Coach Rosinski pitched collegiately at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio from 2008-2012. A team captain, Matt embraced his role as the Redhawk’s closer. In his senior season, Coach Rosinski posted a 2.14 ERA in 42 innings of work and recorded a conference-high 10 saves. Coach Rosinski holds the Miami single-season record in appearances (34). He also ranks in the top ten in school all-time records for single-season saves, career saves, and career appearances. Coach Rosinski earned degrees in Finance and Accounting. Other collegiate accolades include Miami University Student-Athlete of the Year, Mid-American Conference Commissioner’s Award, and Mid-American Conference All-Academic Team. Coach Rosinski attended Saint Ignatius High School, where he earned two letters in Baseball, and three as a point guard on the Wildcat basketball team.

In October of 2015, Coach Rosinski was hired as the Head Coach of the St. Edward High School baseball program. The hiring of Rosinski came just a week after his 26th birthday, making him one of the youngest head coaches in the state of Ohio. Athletic Director Paul Michalko admired the passion Coach Rosinski has for not only the game of baseball, but in leading and mentoring student-athletes. Michalko further indicated he cannot wait to see the energy Rosinski will bring back to the Ed's baseball program, which has claimed state titles in 1998, 2008, and 2010.

Coach Rosinski is highly revered as one of the top pitching minds in the Greater Cleveland area, which surely attributed to St. Ed's confidence in hiring him as their next coach. He provides private instruction to college, high school, and grade school pitchers. Coach Rosinski puts his students through an arm strengthening and power program, and hands-on drill work that focuses on eliminating all mechanical inefficiencies to maximize one’s potential from a velocity, movement, and accuracy perspective.

In just four years of coaching, Coach Rosinski has helped over thirty players make their college decisions including double digits at the Division I level.

Follow Coach Rosinski on Twitter:@CoachRosinski

Alex Johnson (Associate Head Coach, Hitting Coach)

Few have better experience with the recruiting process than Coach Johnson, as he was heavily recruited two different times during his baseball career. Alex, a Saint Ignatius graduate, signed with Cleveland State out of high school, and quickly broke into the Vikings’ record books. In just three seasons at Cleveland State, the center fielder became the school’s all-time leader in both career triples and stolen bases. He was also a Horizon League first teamer, and the CSU leader in hits, doubles, homeruns, and total bases. After Cleveland State unexpectedly dropped their baseball program in 2011, Coach Johnson joined Coach Rosinski at Miami University to finish his collegiate career. After sitting out the 2012 season with a wrist injury, Alex completed his senior season at Miami and was named the team’s MVP. Coach Johnson was also named MVP of the elite Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League in 2010, and participated in the Cape Cod Summer Collegiate League in 2011. Alex graduated from Miami University in 2013 with a degree in Public Administration.

Coach Johnson is Release Baseball’s hitting coach, and also works with the team’s outfielders. Having been one of the nation’s top base stealers, Coach Johnson has been very ‘hands-on’ with his players in the running game. His insights into proper form and picking up pitcher’s tendencies have helped create an extremely aggressive style of baseball in which all of his players are focused on ‘wreaking havoc’ on the bases.

Nate Dick (Head Coach)

Coach Dick, born and raised in Cleveland, he played Division I college baseball at Cleveland State University for all four years as a Viking. He went 4-1 as a redshirt freshman in 2008 and was honored with one Horizon League pitcher of the week award during the regular season for beating the eventual league champion UIC Flames. Over his career in which he finished with a 7-6 record, Nate appeared both as a starter and key reliever. Prior to CSU, coach played his high school baseball at St. Edward. His coaching career consists of two years as a varsity assistant at West Geauga High School, one year as a varsity assistant at Brecksville High School, and two years as the head JV coach at St. Edward. In 2017, Dick has instructed over 15 future college players as the head coach of Release 18U.

As a player, Coach Dick never had overpowering velocity or a nasty curveball to get hitters out. In order to thrive in the game he loved, Coach Dick became an intense student of the game. He was always experimenting new techniques to get that edge – whether it was his daily work on his pitches, changing his grips to produce more movement and speed differential, controlling the running game, or reading books and watching documentaries on the game and his favorite ballplayers. He harnessed any skill the game would allow him to in order to overcome the talent difference between him and other players. Coach Dick has taken his thirst for knowledge of the game into coaching, where it has only grown and become even more of a passion for him. He has taken a deep dive into the mental aspect of the game and is figuring out the right and wrong ways to play the game of baseball. This is the most important aspect of the game coach likes to impart on his players, giving them the wisdom he wishes he could have learned at an earlier age.

Follow Coach Nate Dick on Twitter:@Coach_Nate_Dick

Chet Lauer (Assistant Coach, Catching Coach)

Having trained Release players the last two winters, Coach Chet Lauer joins the game coaching staff this summer. Lauer works extensively with the teams catchers, as well as assisting with hitting development. Coach Lauer played college baseball at St. Peter’s University, Cuyahoga Community College and finished his career at John Carroll University. As a Blue Streak in 2014, Chet was arguably the top catcher in the country with the nation’s highest batting average (.416) and a .933 fielding percentage. His off-the-charts senior year earned him OAC player of the year, as well as helped lead the Blue Streaks to their first ever conference championship. Coach Lauer then played professionally overseas in France and Australia.