Fairfield, CT (August 26, 2013) – Sacred Heart head baseball coach Nick Giaquinto announced the hiring of Alex Trezza as an assistant coach for the 2013-14 season. Trezza joins a coaching staff of Head Coach Giaquinto, assistant coach Wayne Mazzoni and strength and conditioning coach Josh Heenan.
"We are extremely excited that Alex is joining our coaching staff. I believe that his prior collegiate and professional experience will make for an exceptional addition to the Pioneer baseball program," Head Coach Nick Giaquinto said.
Alex Trezza comes to Sacred Heart University after serving as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the past two seasons at the University of New Haven. This past spring, Trezza helped lead New Haven to a 34-16 record and its first-ever Northeast-10 Championship. The Chargers went on to earn the No. 3 seed at the NCAA East Region Championship. New Haven recorded its first NCAA postseason win since 2003 with a 3-1 victory over eventual region champion Franklin Pierce. In 2012, Trezza's first year at UNH, the Chargers finished with a 25-19-1 record.
Along with the five years of prior coaching experience, Trezza also brings 12 years of professional baseball experience. A Division I All-America honoree in 2001, he was a three-year member of Stony Brook's baseball team. Among many accolades, he was named Freshman of The Year and New York State Baseball Conference Player of the Year. He holds several school records at Stony Brook, including single season home runs (23), career home runs (55) and career runs batted in (176). Following his college career, Trezza was drafted in the 18th round by the Detroit Tigers in 2001. He played four years in the Detroit organization and received the Most Improved Player award in 2003. Following his stint with Detroit, Trezza signed as a free agent with the Rockies and participated in their spring training. He also spent time with the Worcester Tornadoes and the North Shore Spirit of the Can-Am League, where he led the league in home runs with 19 during the 2006 season.