Introducing Tony Dello

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Coaching Career:

Tony Dello, former minor league hitting instructor with the Arizona Diamondbacks, spent 8 seasons with the Diamondbacks organization.  In 2006 he was the Hitting Coach for the Tennessee Smokies, Double A affiliate.  He held the same role in 2005 as hitting coach for the Southbend Silverhawks, Class A affiliate.  He guided SouthBend to a .281 team batting average in 2005, best in the Midwest League.  The team set 8 offensive records while leading the league in homeruns.  Carlos Gonzales was named Midwest League Most Valuable Player and Prospect of the Year.

He has tutored Major League Players such as Mark Reynolds, Miguel Montero, Emilio Bonifacio, Alberto Gonzalez and Carlos Gonzales.

He spent 6 years on the Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Staff, where Tony was responsible for pitching batting practice from the left side, hitting pre-game groundballs, then charting each pitch of that day's game.

Tony completed 8 successful years coaching at the collegiate level leading the league in hitting at Northern Illinois University (IL) and James Madison University (VA).  In 2010, Tony was inducted into the High School Hall of Fame (Woodstock HS, IL).

  • 2007-Present   Tony Dello Baseball Professional Hitting Academy

      • Works with players of all levels including professional hitters in the off season.

  • 2012     Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Staff Assistant
  • 2007    Chicago Cubs Major League Team Staff Assistant

  • 2006    Tennessee Smokies Hitting Coach (Double A Affiliate Arizona Diamondbacks)

    • Led League in Homeruns (127)
    • Finished 2nd in Hitting (.255)
  • 2006    Team USA MLB World Baseball Classic Staff Assistant
  • 2005    South Bend Silverhawks Hitting Coach (Class A Affiliate Arizona Diamondbacks)
    • Midwest League Champions
    • Led the league in Hitting (.281) and Homeruns (122)
  • 2005    Midwest League All Star Game Hitting Coach (Peoria, IL)
  • 1999-2004    Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Team Staff Assistant
  • 2004    Arizona Fall League Scottsdale Scorpions
  • 2003    U.S.A. Olympic Qualifying Team Staff Assistant
  • 2002    NL West Champion AZ Diamondbacks Staff Assistant
  • 2002    National League All Star Team (Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI)
  • 2001    Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Staff Assistant
    • World Series Champions
  • 2001    Visited the White House and met President George W. Bush.
  • 1999    Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Staff Assistant
    • National League West Champions
  • 1999    Milwaukee Brewers Major League Staff Assistant
  • 1998    Arizona State University Director of Youth Instruction
  • 1998    James Madison University Hitting Coach
    • Top 30 Recruiting Class
    • Led League Hitting (.316)
    • School Record SB (132 in 56 games
    •  Finished 11th in country for stolen bases
  • 1997    Northern Illinois University Hitting Coach
    • Led League Hitting (.323)
    • Established Team Records for Runs, Hits, Doubles and Triples
  • 1996    McHenry County Junior College Hitting Coach
    • 40-15 Record
    • Finished 6th in the country NJCAA Final Poll
    • Finished 10th in the country in hitting
    • Skyway Conference Champs, Sectional Champs, Region 4 Champs
  • 1995    McHenry County Junior College  Hitting Coach
  • 1994    Kishwaukee Community College Hitting Coach
    • Finished in the top 5 for Hitting in the country (.342)
    • 201 stolen bases in 47 games (4.3 per game)
  • 1993    Kishwaukee Community College Infield/Hitting Coach
  • 1992    Los Medanos Junior College (CA) Hitting Coach
  • 1991    St. Mary's (Moraga, CA) Hitting Coach, Camp Director

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