Varsity Roster (2013)
Varsity Head Coach: Brad D’Orazio
Brad was a 3-year Collegiate Varsity Baseball Letter Winner at Edgewood College and 2-time Lake Michigan Conference Scholar Athlete (2000-01). Coach D’Orazio holds a BA in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Edgewood College.
Varsity Asst. Coach: Brad Crandell
Coach Crandell attended Eau Claire Memorial High School and was a member of the 1999 State Appearance Baseball Team and the Eau Claire Senior Legion program, where he earned most improved player in 2000. He is also a coach for Verona varsity football, and is involved with the Strength & Conditioning Program. He is a certified umpire, married to wife Heather, and resides in Verona. He graduated from UW-Madison with a BS in Kinesiology, Certification in Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education and works at Savanna Oaks Middle School in the Special Education department.
Varsity Asst. Coach: Alex Shekey
Alex Shekey is a 2002 graduate of Middleton High School. He graduated from UW-Whitewater in 2010 with a degree in Physical Education. In high school he was first team All-Conference and second team All-District his senior year. After graduating high school, Alex played baseball for two seasons at MATC-Madison. He then coached at Middleton High School for five years before coming to Verona. His favorite part of coaching is the competition and making a positive influence on the player’s lives.
Varsity Asst. Coach: Justin Scanlon
Justin is a 2008 graduate of Verona High School. He played college baseball at Madison College for two seasons, where In 2010 he started 54 of 55 games and hit .392 as the Wolfpack advanced to the NJCAA Division II Junior College World Series. In 2011 he transferred to the Big Ten Conference and played for the Michigan State Spartans for his Junior and Senior seasons. He started at shortstop in all 57 games in 2011 batting .302, and all 60 games in 2012 earning 2nd team All-Big Ten honors. He also played for the Madison Mallards in the Northwoods League in the summer of 2011. Justin is excited to come back to his alma mater and join the Wildcats coaching staff.