Coach Profiles

Varsity Coach Brad D’Orazio

Coach D’Orazio started coaching in the Wildcat baseball program in 2002 and he took over as the varsity coach in 2007. Coach D’Orazio has an undergraduate and master’s degree from Edgewood College where he played college baseball. Later he earned a JD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Coach D’Orazio enjoys spending time with his family that includes his wife and three children. 

Assistant Varsity Coach Tim McRoberts

My name is Tim McRoberts, some would say “Doc.”  I am a retired chiropractor, but still use my license to practice other business avenues.  I also own and operate other entities in the local business community, but It’s Time Grill & Pub is the most recognized business I run.  I was raised on the west side of Madison but have resided and raised my children in Verona for the past 20 years.  I have known Coach Brad D’Orazio since his inception into Verona High School athletics.  This will be my second year assisting him at the Varsity level.  My baseball career included:  All-state pitcher 1990 Memorial Spartan State Champions, All-American outfielder Wheaton College 1994, and played 3 years for the Wheaton White Sox (independent league).

Assistant Varsity Coach Erik Massey

I will be a varsity assistant coach this year. This is my 9th year with the Verona baseball program. I was the JV Head coach for the past 8 years. I also coached baseball at Madison Lafollette high school for two years prior to Verona. I am a special education teacher at Sugar Creek Elementary School. I received my teaching degree from Edgewood College where I also played four years of baseball.  I graduated from Monona Grove High School in 2006. I have a wife named Kelli and two sons named Theo and Eddie.

JV Head Coach Randy Gentile

Randy Gentile is entering his 6th season as a coach with VAHS baseball.  This is his 1st season as JV Head Coach.  Previous to coaching at VAHS, he coached for many years in West Madison and Verona LL at all levels. Born and raised in Kenosha, WI, Randy attended Saint Joseph HS where he was a tri-captain in golf, basketball, baseball and was inducted into St. Joes Hall of Fame.  Randy attended Illinois State University and graduated with a BS degree in Business Management.  After playing 4 years as a starter for the Redbirds and 3 summers in collegiate leagues, he was drafted as a 3rd baseman by the Minnesota Twins and played 2.5 years in their minor league system winning the Appalachian League Championship during his rookie season.

Randy and his wife, Chris have three children that have attended Verona schools, Sydnee (’16), Torin (’19), and Miya (’22).  He enjoys spending time fishing and boating with his family on Lake Camelot in Adams County and tries to play golf whenever possible.  Randy currently works for UW-Madison at the Wisconsin School of Business as a Senior Academic Advisor Transfer Manager. 

JV Asst Coach Andrew Riley

My name is Andrew Riley and I’m in my 6th season coaching baseball for the Wildcats. For the previous 5 seasons I have been an assistant or head coach at the freshman level and this will be my first year with the JV team. I have coached all positions in the past and look forward to working with all positions again. Personally, I am from West Allis, WI and UW-Madison is what brought me to the area. I teach Physical Education and Health Education at VAHS and am also the new Head Football Coach for the Wildcats! GO CATS!

JV2 Head Coach Billy Wilson

I am from the Madison area having played at Madison Memorial HS. I played club baseball at UW-Madison before graduating with a Physical Education/Health degree. I was the varsity assistant baseball coach at Madison Memorial for 2 years prior.

JV 2 Coach Brett Frieder

I am currently working in Special Education at Verona Area High School. I graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison this past December with a degree in Physical Education as well as a Minor in health education. I also coached the freshman boys’ basketball team at Verona this season. I have played baseball my whole life up until college. I attended Bay Port High School and played in their program for all four seasons. I was pretty much strictly a pitcher but fell in love with being on the mound. Baseball was a huge part of my childhood going from tournament to tournament every weekend in the summer and creating lifelong friendships with some of my teammates. I look forward to the upcoming season and helping these young men become better baseball players and people.

​Freshman Head Coach Rob Capener

I live in Verona and have been there since 2013 and am married with 3 kids. I graduated from Baraboo high school and went on to MATC (now Madison College) and Winona State University. Our high school team won state 1 year while I was the MVP of the tournament. I was an All-conference short stop and pitcher for 3 years and honorary mention All-state player for multiple seasons as well. I then played in college and our local Home Talent League for 20 seasons.

Currently, I coach my kid’s baseball teams for Verona Little League, which I have done for the last 3 seasons. I also coach his football and club basketball teams. Recently, I joined the little league board as the VP of Operations as well. I do all of this because I was diagnosed in 2016 with stage 4 cancer (Sarcoma) and I have found joy in teaching kids through sports to be better players and people.