Joseph Liciardello was named head baseball coach at Archbishop John Carroll High School in Radnor, on Jan. 2. Liciardello spent the past four seasons as the assistant varsity and JV coach at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Chestnut Hill. He has coached American Legion and AAU travel teams, helping dozens of players to move on to the next level to continue their academic/athletic careers, from junior colleges to professional baseball.
A 2015 graduate of St. Joseph’s University, Liciardello was a catcher on a Hawks club baseball team that had two regional championship runs. He is a coach/instructor with Diamond Athletic Academy, which trains athletes through group clinics and individual sessions, and works in outside sales for WraSer Pharmaceuticals.
Liciardello said he plans to focus on communication, teaching and motivating his players. “The reason I coach is because I love the game of baseball. I want to be a mentor not just a coach. I feel I have so much to offer the players on and off the field. I have built so many great relationships across the area in the baseball world and have direct connections to so many networks. I want to be someone my players can rely on, and always look to someone who will support them not just while they are at Carroll, but years down the road.
“My goal is to have an impact not just on their baseball careers but to inspire their lives to be men who will go on to do amazing things in society much bigger then baseball,” Liciardello said. “I am excited to get started. I believe we have an amazing opportunity to do something special, not just this year but in the years to come.”
“We are thrilled to announce the hiring of Joe Liciardello as our new head baseball coach at Archbishop Carroll High School,” said Thomas Quintois, Carroll athletic director. “Coach Liciardello is an enthusiastic, driven leader who connects extremely well with his student-athletes. His positive personality along with his strong baseball pedigree perfectly align with the Carroll baseball long term vision.”