Head Coach Joseph Abarr
The 2018 season will be Coach Abarr's second season as head varsity coach for Oliver Ames baseball. In his first season at the helm, he guided them to a 12-8 regular season record and a #10 seed in the South D2 MIIA tournament . The team picked up first round and quarterfinal tournament wins before falling in the South semi-finals. Joe also teaches history at Oliver Ames.
Prior to being named head varsity coach, Joe spent three seasons (2014-2016) as a volunteer assistant to Coach Leo Duggan and worked primarily with the team’s hitters and catchers. He previously served as head coach of girls softball at Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School in 2010 and 2011. The team won the Division II State Title in 2010 and five girls went on to play college softball.
Coach Abarr played high school baseball for Coach Mike LaBarbera at The Prout School in Rhode Island. He then walked-on at The University of Rhode Island and played for Coach Jim Foster (currently head coach at West Point). After college, Coach Abarr worked for three seasons as the bullpen catcher for the Pawtucket Red Sox where he caught for and worked with numerous major leaguers, prospects, and even Cy Young awards winners like Bartolo Colon.
Head Coach Evan Cardullo
The 2018 season will be the first season for Coach Evan Cardullo as head coach of the Oliver Ames High School JV baseball team. He is currently a 7th grade social studies teacher at the Easton Middle School.
Prior to being name head coach of OA JV, Coach Cardullo was the head baseball coach for 3 years and assistant baseball coach for 2 years at the Foxborough Regional Charter School, where he also taught. He helped bring the team to the playoffs all five years and reached the MCSAO Championship Game in three of those years.
Coach Cardullo played baseball and hockey growing up and always had a passion for both sports. His first time at Fenway Park was in 1995 and from then on, he was hooked. He has a special passion for the game of baseball that he loves sharing with players and is excited to teach them the skills to become better ballplayers.
Asst Coach John McCaffrey
Coach McCaffrey began teaching at OA in 2011. He has made sure to get involved in the atlethic department at OA ever since his first year here, at first by officiating track meets and running the scoreboard at home basketball games, as well as learning to do the basketball scoreboard this season. All the while, he's been awaiting an opportunity to get back in to the sport he really loves: baseball.
This is his first season coaching baseball at OA, and he is excited to work closely with Coach Abarr, Coach Cardullo, Coach Sullivan, and the rest of the staff to help grow the baseball program here at OA and to help each student-athlete achieve their goals and improve all aspects of their game. He is excited to share his passion and knowledge for the game with each student-athlete involved in the OA baseball program.
Coach John McCaffrey grew up in Middletown, RI, playing baseball in nearby Newport throughout high school at historic Cardine's Field. He later returned to coach there during the summers while attending Bridgewater State University. When his bat speed began to slip in college, he joined a slow-pitch co-ed league in Berkley in order to remain active in the game, and has been playing every Sunday morning in the summer for the past 6 seasons. He is very excited for this opporunity at OA this season.