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.

 
Matt Mueller
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
Alma Mater: Saint Xavier University
 
Matt Van Mill
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
Alma Mater: Saint Xavier University
 
Tim Wilson
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
 
Pat Fahey
Assistant Coach - 1st Season