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Head Coach Mike LaRosa

Mike LaRosa enters his seventh season as the head baseball coach at Widener University, where he has amassed a career record of 148-107. He has helped the Pride capture two Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth championships and an ECAC Southeast Region title during his tenure to date. LaRosa most recently piloted the Pride to their fourth consecutive 25+ win season. Furthermore, the program has produced 32 All-Conference selections , 12 All-Region picks, 2 MAC Scholar-Athletes of the Year, 2 Academic All-Americans, and 1 National Gold Glove Winner during his tenure.

As a player, LaRosa was a four-year starter at second base for the West Chester University Golden Rams, serving as the teams' captain his junior and senior seasons. He was tabbed All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference all four years and was named the NCAA Division II National Defensive Player of the Year in 2003. In addition, LaRosa graduated with a .362 career batting average and ranks fifth in school history with 234 hits. He helped the Rams win two PSAC East regular season titles and make three trips to the NCAA Tournament. In September of 2017, LaRosa was inducted into the West Chester University Athletics Hall of Fame!

Coach LaRosa, who played professionally for the New Haven County Cutters in the Canadian-American Independent Baseball League, graduated from West Chester in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in business management and also earned his master’s degree in sport management from Neumann University in 2012.