Coaches
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Mike Dooley
Head Coach - 21st Season

Dooley has been leading the Saint Xavier University baseball program since 1993 and has been associated with the team for over 30 years.  Under his guidance, the Cougars have compiled a 762-454-3 overall record, a .626 winning percentage.  Dooley has not just created strong teams, he has built a strong program, which has averaged nearly 39 wins each season and sent 20 players on to professional careers since he has been at the helm.

in 2009, Saint Xavier University won the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) with a 25-5 mark and advanced to the NAIA Opening Round Tournament finishing second behind only No. 4 ranked and World Series qualifier Berry College (Ga.).  Following the season, Dooley was named the 2009 CCAC Coach of the Year.  In 2006, SXU took the titles for the CCAC, NAIA Region VII Tournament and the NAIA Region VII-VIII Super Regional, which advanced them to the NAIA World Series for the first time since 1988.  Dooley was named the 2006 NAIA Region VII Baseball Coach of the Year as well as the 2006 CCAC Baseball Coach of the Year.

Dooley does not just create success on the baseball field, though; he also creates success in the classroom.  Since he was named head coach, 17 Saint Xavier University baseball players have been named NAIA-Daktronics Scholar-Athletes.  As an instructor in the physical education department at SXU, Dooley is committed to teaching and to the values of higher education.

Following the 2002 season, Dooley was honored as the CCAC Coach of the Year for the third time in his career after the Cougars finished their conference slate with a 19-3 record and earned the No. 1 seed in the NAIA Region VII Regional Tournament.  In 1999, SXU won the CCAC regular-season championship with a 17-1 record and finished with the best overall regular-season winning percentage in school history at .753 (52-17).  After his second season as head coach (1994), Dooley received the NAIA District 20 and Great Lakes Regional Coach of the Year award and was one of eight finalists for the NAIA National Coach of the Year award after his squad won the conference and district championships and finished second at the Great Lakes Regional.

In addition to his duties as head baseball coach at Saint Xavier University, Dooley is also Assistant Athletics Director for Cougar Athletics.  He oversees the seven varsity men's teams at SXU, including the recently formed men's volleyball team.  He also handles Athletics Hall of Fame duties for the University, including all inductions and ceremony preparation.

Dooley earned his bachelor's degree in sociology from Lewis University (Ill.) in 1972 and completed his master's degree in physical education at Eastern Illinois University.  He resides with his wife, Barbara, in Palos Heights, Ill. They have one son, Kevin.

 
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John Harasen
Assistant Coach - 15th Season

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.

 
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John Morrey
Assistant Coach - 9th Season

Morrey is in his ninth season as an assistant coach with the Saint Xavier University baseball coaching staff after spending 12 years as head baseball coach at NCAA Division I Xavier University (1993-2004) in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He will work primarily with the Cougar infielders and catchers this season.

Morrey was the head baseball coach at Saint Xavier University from 1980-1992 and was named NAIA National Coach of the Year during the 1988 season when his team finished 58-25 overall and a perfect 9-0 in conference play.  He was inducted into the SXU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998 for his impressive career as baseball coach at Saint Xavier.  Morrey brings 35 years of coaching experience to SXU and has amassed 861 wins as a collegiate head coach.

Morrey lives with his wife, Laurie, in Joliet, Ill.  The couple has a daughter, Sara.  He graduated from Lewis University (Ill.) with a bachelor of arts degree in political science in 1970 and earned his master degree in physical education from George Williams University (Ill.) in 1975.

 
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Rocco Mossuto
Assistant Coach - 3rd Season
Phone: 773-298-3103

Mossuto begins his third season as an assistant coach with the Cougar baseball team, but has a rich history with the program after playing at Saint Xavier from 1999-2002.  He also has plenty of coaching experience with previous stints as an assistant at Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) rival Illinois Institute of Technology (2008-2010), Dominican University (2006-08) and Marian Catholic High School (2004-06).

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