MEET THE COACHESUpdated Wednesday July 31, 2019 by Robert Elkins .
Rob Elkins: Executive Director, Softball Director, Softball Coach: A Port Washington resident for approximately 20 years. Has performed 'CPR' on the PW PAL program reviving a 65+ year old organization into a vibrant resource for Port Washington and surrounding towns. Softball coaching experience includes 1) PW PAL D-Backs, winners of multiple Long Island and Regional Championships; 2) Greater NY Maccabi Softball Coach, winner of Bronze Medal; 3) 2017 BQCHSAA DIV "AA" 1st Place Head Coach The Mary Louis Academy; 4) Current JV Coach Our Lady of Mercy Academy Syosset.
Lou Santos: The legendary Lou Santos, Owner/Operator/Director of Diamond Pro's Baseball & Softball Academy, which continues to be the standard for amateur sports organizations. Coach Santos was the 2014 “Man of the Year”recipient by the Greater New York Sandlot Association for his contributions to amateur baseball and softball. PW PAL is honored that he continues to manage our t-ball, baseball & softball programs.
Tom Vesters: PW PAL SOCCER DIRECTOR. Director of Marketing and Recreation Programming DTS NY. Coach DTS NY. Education & Coaching Licenses: KNVB / UEFA Coaching License, Recreational Sports Management International Business Europa College Amsterdam, Breathing & Performance Therapist (Academy of Lifestyle Improvement), Orthomolecular Nutrition (European Health and Fitness Academy Fitness Trainer). Coaching Experience: DTS Recreational Programming & Development, DTS Academy NY, Club Coaching Kosmos NY, Soccer Camps in USA since 2004, DTS Junior & Skill Soccer Classes at Aviator, Club Coaching Amsterdam, DTS Junior & Skill Soccer Classes at USA Port Washington.
Seth Goodman: Basketball Director: Accomplished Women's College Basketball. In his 11 seasons at Monroe College Coach Goodman had an overall 269-57 record, won 3 njcaa national championships, won 9 straight region XV championships, made 8 straight njcaa final four, and sent over 50 girls to four year colleges. Additionally, he was the 2006 Russell junior college coach of the year and court coach for 2008 (U18) USA Pan-American games team trials. Coach Goodman has strong ties to the area, is a graduate of Adelphi University, and has vast experience working with all age children in a non profit setting.
Eric Silver: Basketball Commissioner, the Coach who coached Seth Goodman. NCAA experienced coach at Farmingdale, 25 years experience, masters in Adaptive Phys Ed.
Rob Weidenbaum: Tennis Director. Cardozo HS All-City Tennis Player. Queens College Tennis Team. Head Pro Boca Raton tennis center 1992-2003. Coached over 70 nationally ranked players who have received college scholarships. Director of Shelter Rock tennis camp 2010- current. Winter program director at Great Neck Estates tennis club 2010-current
Steve Sombrotto, a member of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame and part of (arguably) the greatest American Lacrosse Family in the history of the sport, is bringing his expertise and guidance to run the program and this team. In addition to his brother Vinny, family Lacrosse bloodlines run to numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; currently cousin Jake Froccaro is the latest example of Steve’s tutelage as he completed an outstanding career at Villanova University and went on to be the 7th overall selection in the Professional Lacrosse League draft.