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
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
Bend Silverhawks Hitting Coach (Class A Affiliate Arizona Diamondbacks)
2005 Midwest League All Star Game Hitting Coach (Peoria,
- 1999-2004 Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Team Staff Assistant
Fall League Scottsdale Scorpions
Olympic Qualifying Team Staff Assistant
NL West Champion AZ Diamondbacks Staff Assistant
League All Star Team (Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI)
2001 Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Staff Assistant
the White House and met President George W. Bush.
Diamondbacks Major League Staff Assistant
Brewers Major League Staff Assistant
State University Director of Youth Instruction
Madison University Hitting Coach
30 Recruiting Class
Led League Hitting
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
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
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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