New Assistant Coach – Sam Boone

New Assistant Coach – Sam Boone


Melbourne is excited to announce the appointment of Sam Boone as our Assistant Coach. Sam has made a big impact on Victorian baseball since moving to Australia a few years ago. Sam will be involved in planning and coordinating mens trainings and will provide a wealth of knowledge on fielding, fitness and strength for our players. Sam and Senior Coach Mat Kent will also be putting together programs for mens, womens and junior coaches throughout the club. Sam is currently overseas but will return to Melbourne next week to join our preseason training program.


Below is a brief background on Sams playing career.



2010 and 2013: GMBC Orioles, Melbourne Winter Baseball League

2010-11 and 2012-13: Blackburn Orioles, Victorian Baseball Summer League

2011: Janossomorja Rascals, Hungarian Baseball League

2011: Hamburg Stealers, Baseball Bundesliga

2005-2006 and 2009: Leadoff hitter and 3B for the University of Massachusetts Minutemen, Atlantic 10 Conference, Division 1 NCAA Baseball

2008: Testa Corp. Bombers, Boston Inter City League

2007: Xavier University Musketeers, Atlantic 10 Conference, Division 1 NCAA Baseball

2007, 2008 and 2009: South Boston Saints, Yawkey baseball League

2006: Maryland Hurricanes, Maryland Collegiate Baseball League

2005: Takoma Park-Silver Spring Thunderbolts, Cal Ripken Sr. Collegiate Summer Baseball League




2010-2011: Victorian Summer Baseball League Hitting Champion

2010: GMBC Finals MVP

2009: Recipient of the UMass Baseball Coaches’ Award

2004: A10 Conference Honour Roll

2003-2004: Blair Blazers Varsity Baseball Captain



Blackburn Orioles 2012-13: .306 BA, 3 HRs, 6 2Bs, 1 3B, .474 OBP

Janossomorja Rascals 2011: .500 BA, 1.000 SLG, 1 HR, 3 2B, 4 SB in 4 games

Blackburn Orioles 2010-11: .444 BA, 3 HRs, 2 2Bs, 2 3Bs, .483 OBP

GMBC 2010: .352 BA, 4 HRs, 3 2Bs, 1 3B in 17 games

UMass Minutemen 2009: .282 BA, 42 runs, 53 hits, 9 SBs, 2 3Bs, 8 HRs, .421 OBP, .479 SLG, 29 RBIs in the leadoff spot

Testa Corp. Bombers 2008: .370 BA, .469 OBP



2004: Plyometrics Coordinator and Fitness Coach, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD

Designed plyometric exercise regimes for the varsity baseball and softball teams at Montgomery Blair High School in order to improve athleticism, fitness, speed and coordination