~Coaching Staff~

Position
Name
College
Head Coach
Fred Heatherington
Mercer University
Assistant Coach
Joe Pierro
West Liberty State College
Assistant Coach
Justin Banks
Youngstown State University
Head Reserve Coach
Jeff Petrelle
West Liberty State College
Reserve Coach
Seth Fluharty
Wheeling Jesuit
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Coach Joe Pierro, Head Coach Fred Heatherington, and Coach Justin Banks.

 

Head Coach: Fred Heatherington

Fred is in his 31st year of coaching (26th in baseball), where he coached 12 years of varsity football under the leadership of the great Reno Saccoccia. He has also been Head Basketball Coach at Big Red and is currently serving as Head Baseball Coach and Athletic Director.

During his tenure as baseball coach, the Big Red have won 8 Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Championships (record 5 Consecutive), 12 Sectional, 10 District, and 4 Regional Titles, with 4 State Final Four appearances, and 2 State Runner-ups. In 1994 and 1998 the Big Red were State Poll Champions.

His current 24 year record of 485 wins and 185 losses (winning % .724) makes him the all time winningest baseball coach.

Coaching awards include Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Coach Of The Year (1992, 1994, 1998, & 2001), Eastern District Coach Of The Year (1994 & 1998), Division II Coach Of The Year (1994 & 1998), Midwest Regional American Baseball Coaching Association Coach Of The Year (1998), Wheeling Intelligencer Coach Of The Year (1st ever baseball coach to win award in 1994), coached in the Mizuno Series in 1998, and was inducted into the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall Of Fame in 2007.

In 25 years his program has been able to place 47 players into college for baseball, with 5 former players currently coaching in high school. There are currently 3 former players on college rosters.

Fred was born and raised in Steubenville and graduated from Steubenville High School in 1976 where he lettered in basketball and baseball for coaches Charles Watt and Jake Hollowood. He also played four years of American Legion baseball for coach Ang Vaccaro. In 1980 he obtained his Bachelor Degree from Mercer University in Macon Georgia while on a baseball scholarship and in 2006 he received his Masters Degree in Education from Salem International.

Fred and his wife Cindy are proud parents of two sons Darin, currently at Muskingum, and Mason, a 2013 graduate of S.H.S.

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