Coaches
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Rocco Mossuto
Head Coach - 1st Season
Alma Mater: Saint Xavier University
Phone: 773-298-3103

Mossuto became the fourth head coach in Saint Xavier University baseball history when he took over the program on July 1, 2014.  He has a rich history with the program after playing at SXU from 1999-2002 and spending the last three seasons (2012-14) as an assistant coach.  Mossuto also has a wealth of collegiate and high school coaching experience with previous stints as an assistant at former Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) rival Illinois Institute of Technology (2008-2010), Dominican University (2006-08) and Marian Catholic High School (2004-06).

In 2004, Mossuto played one season overseas for the Lodi Old Rags Baseball Club out of the Italy Professional Baseball League.  During his playing career as a pitcher for the Cougars, he was a two-time All-CCAC selection (2000 & 2002) as well as the CCAC Pitcher of the Year, a Great Lakes Region All-Star and a NAIA All-American Honorable Mention selection in 2002.

Mossuto resides in Blue Island, Ill., and graduated from Saint Xavier University in 2003 with a degree in social science.  

 
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John Harasen
Assistant Coach - 17th Season
Alma Mater: Saint Xavier University

Harasen returns as an assistant to the Cougar baseball staff.  He will serve primarily as the team's hitting coach.  The former Saint Xavier University player (1974-75) brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the Cougar baseball program.

Harasen spent nine years as the head baseball coach at Shepard High School and successfully sent a number of players on to compete at the collegiate level.  He also spent a year as assistant baseball coach at Chicago State University (Ill.).

The Crestwood, Ill., native has had coaching stints at a number of different area high schools, including Evergreen Park, Lyons Township, Bogan and Quigley South.  He graduated from Saint Xavier University in 1976 and received his degree in elementary education.