Mauro "Goose" Gozzo is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He played all or part of six seasons in the majors, from 1989 until 1994.
He was selected in the 13th round of the 1984 Major League Baseball Draft by the New York Mets, and was traded to the Kansas City Royals in 1987 as part of the package for David Cone. Two seasons later, he was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the minor league draft, and he debuted in the majors for the Jays on August 8, 1989. After that, Gozzo played two years for the Cleveland Indians and one for the Minnesota Twins and his final two for the Mets, playing his final game on August 11, 1994.
Goose’s specializes in fundamental and mechanical training; preparing ball players to play baseball. He has privately instructed well over 1,200 different players from ages 8-30. His instruction focuses on age appropriate instruction at the individual client’s own pace. His goal is to prepare each player for the next level. Goose has helped produce several scholarship players for colleges and draftees for the major leagues. Goose’s biggest success story has been Matthew Cain, the RHP for the San Francisco Giants, who has been a student at Goose’s since 1995. Matthew was drafted by the Giants in the first round (25th pick overall).
Charles Chancio III
Charles has been a member of the Warhawks coaching staff since the inception of the program during the spring of 2014. Prior to that, Charles coached the Connecticut Captains during the fall of 2013. Charles played locally at the collegiate level at Albertus Magnus College as a pitcher and first baseman. He was the captain of the 2010 Albertus Magnus College baseball team and earned All-Conference recognition during each of the three years he played. Prior to playing at Albertus, Charles was a three year varsity pitcher and first baseman at Seymour High School. Charles served as a team captain and starting pitcher on the 2007 State Championship team that defeated Waterford 2-0.
Away from the baseball field, Charles earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in accounting from Albertus Magnus College, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2011. During his time at Albertus, Charles served as a Resident Assistant and Vice President of his class. As a senior, Charles was recognized with “The Governor’s Award,” which recognizes one college senior from each area college for their outstanding achievements in academics, athletics, and community service.
Sam attended East Hartford High School where he played baseball and basketball, although his real passion was baseball. He earned three varsity letters as a catcher/outfielder at East Hartford. As co-captain of the varsity baseball team his senior year 2009, awarded CCC North All-Conference team as a catcher. Sam graduated from East Hartford High in the top 30% of his class.
Sam attended Fisher College in Boston, Ma where he played baseball. As a four year starter for the Fisher College Falcons, he played a total of 123 games, started in 101 of those games behind the plate.
Sam was named to the 2011 Sunrise Conference All-Conference Team as a sophomore. In four years at Fisher he Hit .270 avg 72 RBI with 17 extra base hits and a .980 fielding percentage. He Graduated from Fisher College in the spring of 2013 with an average 3.0 GPA and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management.
Sam enjoys the experience of working with young kids and teaching the fundamentals of the game of baseball.