6 Lee Saverio
Lee Saverio is in his first season on the Saint Joseph's baseball coaching staff, and is serving as the squad's interim head coach for the 2008 season. Saverio comes to Hawk Hill after six years at Atlantic 10 and Big 5 rival La Salle, where he spent the last four seasons as the head coach of the Explorers, notching a record of 75-125-2. Prior to his stint as head coach, he was La Salle's hitting instructor.
Saverio's 75 victories rank him third all-time in La Salle history. In 2006, he led the Explorers to a 12-14 conference record, the most wins the school has ever achieved in Atlantic 10 play. La Salle also won its first-ever Liberty Bell Classic Championship. For their efforts, the squad was named the inaugural Philadelphia Diamond Five Baseball "Team of the Year." Saverio was crowned the Diamond Five's Coach of the Year as well.
Before joining the college ranks, Saverio was the head coach of the baseball team at Cheltenham High School. Cheltenham had a winning record in all 13 of his seasons at the helm and reached the pinnacle of the Suburban One league in 1997, taking home the conference championship. In 1998, the Panthers earned the top seed in the district playoffs and were ranked third in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
In addition to his time at La Salle and Cheltenham, Saverio has coached in the Pennsylvania Keystone State Games, the Carpenter Cup, and the Mid-Atlantic Baseball Classic. He also serves as the director of the "Total Instructional Baseball Camp." TIBC will host its 28th season in 2008.
Saverio teaches English at Cheltenham High School and currently resides in Ambler, Pa. with his wife and their three children.