Mike Cassidy is entering his fifth season as an assistant coach on the Marymount baseball staff in 2018, working with hitters, outfielders, and catchers.
With plenty of coaching experience besides what he has given with the Saints, Cassidy has worked different stints across the state of Virginia. In 2005, he was an assistant at his alma mater of Averett University. He returned to his Northern Virginia roots in 2008 to assistant coach five years at Bishop O’Connell High School, the home field of the Saints, until moving for a season in 2013 to his high school, Lake Braddock Secondary School. Lake Braddock were Northern Region Champions and semifinalist of the Virginia High School League State Championships in 2013.
Beyond his coaching duties with Marymount, Cassidy is the founder and director of Metropolitan Baseball, formerly known as NOVA South Baseball Academy in Occoquan, Virginia for four years and was the co-owner of Virginia Baseball Club Occoquan for six years before that. Cassidy has been the head coach of numerous highly competitive showcase teams including the Virginia Barnstormers, Virginia Shamrocks, and Metropolitan Senators.
Cassidy was an assistant coach alongside Leoni and pitching coach Alberto in 2015 with the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks in the Futures Collegiate League, a team that was deemed regular-season champions. He was named the Head Coach of the elite summer-league squad for 2016 and 2017.
Playing his collegiate ball at Averett from 2001-04, Cassidy was a three-year starter in left field. While at Averett, he was a part of teams that collected 100-plus wins and was named 2003 Dixie Conference Champions. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management with a minor in Coaching and Officiating.
Cassidy is a native of Burke, Virginia and attended Lake Braddock Secondary School as a three-sport athlete (baseball, football, and wrestling), graduating in 2000.