New Baseball Coach Named

New Baseball Coach Named
Headshot of Chris Berset

Bishop O’Connell High School has named Chris Berset as the head coach of the Knights' baseball program.

Coach Berset has a decade of baseball coaching and training experience. He is the owner and general manager of the Prime Time Baseball facility and youth academy in Alexandria, and also serves as the head coach of the Alexandria Aces, a collegiate summer baseball club. Over the past 15 years, he has also been a part of Great Britain’s national baseball program at European and World championships as a player, scout and more recently as a coach. 

Coach Berset graduated from University of Michigan with a B.S in Psychology. During his time at Michigan, he was a captain of the baseball team, winning two Big Ten conference titles. In 2010, he was selected in the 20th round of the MLB Draft by the Cincinnati Reds organization, where he played seven years, from rookie to AAA level. 

“On behalf of the Berset family, my wife Sara and our two young sons, Carson and Zachary, I am beyond excited to embark on this fresh chapter as the head baseball coach at Bishop O’Connell,” Coach Berset said. “The foundation is key in any new endeavor. With the support of our faith, I am eager to guide these young athletes both on and off the field for many years ahead! Can’t wait to see everyone at the ball field in the spring. Let's go, Knights!”

“Chris Berset has baseball in his blood and has been a part of building championship teams at every level,” said Athletic Director Joe Wootten. “He has the knowledge, the passion and the leadership to run a first class program that develops young men both on and off the field.”

Coach Berset will meet with players and parents on Tuesday, June 25 at 6 PM in the school’s team room. Please enter via door #16.



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