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Anthony (Tony) Merrill

Coach Tony started his youth coaching career in 1987. After graduating High School and playing out his last years of scholastic Sports at the high school and college levels, It was then when he decided he wanted to coach and teach kids. He loved and played several sports but baseball/Softball and the concept of teaching and coaching them intrigued him the most. Since then he has coached Boys and Girls in Baseball and Softball from ages 5-18. He has coached and won many championships within the USABL league’s as well as District and State Championships at the Little League/Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken and Carlton leagues. Additionally, he has won several more championships coaching travel ball and college showcase tournament teams.

Coach Tony has now been coaching for 30+ years and is still going strong, he is now Adrenaline’s Lead Instructor, Tony takes great pride in instructing and teaching young players the skills to play at the highest levels, he does private Baseball/Softball instruction and camps for Adrenaline that include Hitting/Fielding/Pitching and Catching along with the mental aspect of the game.

Teaching/Counseling - Respect/Leadership/Teamwork/Hard work/Knowledge/Confidence and how to deal with success and failure on and off the field.
Coach Tony is also Adrenaline Sports Academies Travel Ball Coordinator, Not only does he coach two Adrenaline teams but has also taken on the responsibility of interviewing and the selection process for coaches and players that will be trying out for any Adrenaline Girls/Boys travel teams.

Some of Coach Tony’s Credentials
30+ Years Coaching/Managing/Coordinating/ Instructing Youth Sports
SNJ Asst. District 4 Babe Ruth Softball Commissioner (2007-2010)
Member of the National Alliance for Youth Sports (1995 – Present)
Member - (ACA) American Coaching Academy – Certified
Member - (RYSRC) Rutgers Youth Sports Research Council
CPR/First Aid/AED Certified
Manager/BPBLL – Intermediate Baseball 50/70 All Stars – District 18 Champions – (2018)
Manager Greenheads Baseball Travel Team - 7 time Tournament Champions (2008– 2014)
Manager Greenheads Baseball Travel Team – 4 Time USABL League Champions (2009 -2012)
Manager/ LEH Lightning Girls Softball Travel Team – 5 time Tournament Champions (2004- 2008)
Manager/ Bayshore Girls Softball – (2006) -12u District Champions
Manager/Bayshore Girls Softball – (2003) – (2004) 10u District and SJ State Champions

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