Carmen Fusco's Pro Baseball and Softball Academy employs knowledgeable instructors whose main focus is building the confidence and skills of young players. Our coaches are selected not only for their expertise in fundamentals, but also for their ability to bring out the best in our players. They understand what it means to be an athlete and can translate that experience into opportunities for learning.
Carmen Fusco is the founder, owner and operator of the Carmen Fusco Baseball and Softball Academy.
Coach Fusco has over 40 years of experience in baseball as a coach and player scout. He began as a coach for Austin Peay State University in 1975, moving to Middle Tennessee State in 1976.
While coaching at the college level, Carmen also worked as a scout for three major league teams; the San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds, and St. Louis Cardinals. In 1980, he earned the position of regional supervisor for the New York Mets where he had a ten year career in scouting. While serving as an Advanced Scout, he received his World Series Championship ring in 1986 after the Mets overcame the Boston Red Sox in a 4 - 3 series.
In 1990, Carmen moved to work with the San Diego Padres as the Special Assistant to the General Manager. In 1993, Carmen returned to the Mets as their Special Assistant to the General Manager. He then became the Director of Pro Scouting in 1994. The team added Assistant General Manager to Carmen’s scouting duties in 1995. During this same time, 1995 - 2002, Carmen also consulted with the Chiba Lotte Mariners, a Japanese Major League team.
Carmen’s second ring came in 2000 after winning the National League Championship while serving as the Assistant General Manager for the Mets. He left the Mets in 2005 after spending a year as their Assistant General Manager/Director of Scouting Development to open the Carmen Fusco Pro Baseball and Softball Academy.
While operating the Academy, Carmen was also scouting players for the Milwaukee Brewers and Montreal Expos, which became the Washington Nationals for the 2005 season. In 2008, he left the day-to-day of the Academy to serve as Director of Professional Scouting for the Seattle Mariners until the end of the 2010 season. Since then, Carmen has returned to the Academy and served as a Special Assignment Scout with the San Diego Padres.
Sam Nott has been working with Carmen, as both a player and coach, for sixteen years. As a college player, Sam excelled at Division I Mount Saint Mary's where he was a three year starter, and two year team captain. His senior year, he led the conference in home runs and RBIs.
He earned his degree in Business Administration from Mount Saint Mary's, and currently serves as Director of Baseball Operations for Carmen Fusco Pro Baseball and Softball Academy.
Sam is an enthusiastic instructor with expertise at the amateur, collegiate, and professional level.