Mike Bartoletti
Mike Bartoletti
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 570-941-5815
Email: michael.bartoletti@scranton.edu

Mike Bartoletti is entering his 12th season as the head coach of the Royals, having established the program as one of the top teams in the Landmark Conference.

Three times in the last six years, the Royals have advanced to the championship bracket of the Landmark Conference postseason tournament, along with posting four winning seasons and one .500 campaign. Since becoming a member of the Landmark during the 2007-08 academic year, Scranton is 127-112-1 (.532), including a 61-51 (.545) record against conference opponents. The Royals are also coming off three straight seasons of at least 20 wins for the first time in school history. Overall, Bartoletti is 177-234-1 (.431) in 11 seasons at the helm.

In the spring of 2013, the Royals went 23-20, including 10-8 in the Landmark Conference regular season to earn a playoff berth. They advanced to the championship bracket by winning an elimination game against the host and top seed, Catholic, 6-5, in 11 innings. The Royals trailed 5-2 with two outs and nobody on base in the top of the ninth, but a hit batter, two-run home run, single and RBI double tied the game in thrilling fashion. But less than 24 hours, the Royals lost to Moravian in the first game of the championship series.

Prior to his arrival in 2003, the Royals hadn’t enjoyed a winning season since 1990.

After going through some growing pains in Bartoletti’s first five seasons, the Royals broke through in 2008 in their first season in the Landmark. They won a program-record 26 games, including an upset of top seed Juniata College on its home field to move into championship bracket of the conference postseason tournament, where they eventually lost to Catholic University.

Catholic once again ended the Royals’ dream of an NCAA tournament bid in 2011, taking the title with a 14-9 win in the first of two potential championship games. Nevertheless, Bartoletti’s peers recognized his work, voting the Royal coaching staff as the tops in the conference for the 2011 season.

His impact on the program can’t be measured in wins and losses, but, more importantly, through his ability to recruit student-athletes who have been successful in the classroom and on the diamond.


Bartoletti has landed and developed three of the program’s five Academic all-Americans as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, including 2011 graduate Chris Stallone, the program’s first three-time recipient. Stallone was joined on the 2011 team by fellow graduate David Giglio, who also distinguished himself by earning third-team all-Mid-Atlantic regional honors by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) along with being named first-team all-Landmark Conference for the second straight season.

All-in-all, Bartoletti has coached two ABCA all-regional and 15 all-conference selections, which includes 2010 Landmark Conference Player of the Year Chris Bligh and 2006 Freedom Conference Rookie of the Year Chris Psihoules.

Moving the program in the right direction wasn’t easy.

Bartoletti inherited a team that won only three games the year prior to his arrival. And yet Bartoletti made an immediate impact in his first season, in 2003, as the Royals nearly tripled their win output. Even though Scranton managed only seven victories the following year, Scranton produced two all-Freedom Conference selections in outfielder Mike Urbanovich and infielder Michael Cottone.

In 2006, the Royals won 17 games, the most for the program since 1990, while picking up a number of individual honors. Infielder Chris Psihoules was named the conference’s rookie of the year and was selected first-team all-conference, while junior infielder Mike Graziano earned second-team honors. In 2005, Bartoletti mentored Alex Beras, a four-year member of the Royal pitching staff who was drafted by the New York Mets. In 2007, Scranton won 13 games while three players — Psihoules, Graziano and pitcher Justin Champagne — earned all-conference honors.

In addition to Beras, who spent four seasons playing professionally, 2010 graduate Todd McGee pitched professionally for two seasons in the Golden Baseball League and Frontier League, both independent leagues.

Prior to his appointment, Bartoletti served as head baseball coach at nearby Lackawanna College from 1994-19. He led the Falcons to a five-year record of 111-86-2 (.563), which included five straight Region XIX post-season tournament appearances and four seasons with at least 20 victories (1995-1998). He also served as head women's basketball coach there from 1994-2001, posting an overall record of 163-40 (.802), which included a Region XIX championship in 1995 and five other runner-up finishes (1996-2000).

He holds an Associate of Science degree in liberal arts from Lackawanna College and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a concentration in sports management from Robert Morris University in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania.

Mike resides in Old Forge with his wife, Marylynn.

Overall Record:  177-234-1 (.431), entering 2014 season

Coaching Highlights

Awards & Honors
Landmark Conference Coaching Staff of the Year (2011)

20-or-More Win Seasons (4)
2008 (*26), 2011 (24), 2012 (20), 2013 (23)

Landmark Conference Tournament Appearances (3)
2008, 2011, 2013

Winning Seasons (4)
2008 (*26-16), 2011 (24-18), 2012 (20-16), 2013 (23-20)

*School-Record

American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)-Rawlings All-Mid-Atlantic Selections (2)
Chris Bligh (1st team, 2008; 1st team, 2009; 1st team, 2010)
David Giglio (3rd team, 2011)

D3baseball.com All-Mid-Atlantic Selections (1)
Michael Amaturo (3rd team, 2013)

#Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) South All-Star Selections (3)
Mike Urbanovich (2nd team, 2004)
Chris Psihoules (1st team, 2009)
Chris Stallone (2nd team, 2009)

#Scranton is no longer a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference

CoSIDA Academic All-Americans (3)
Justin Champagne (3rd team, 2008; 1st team, 2010)
David Giglio (2nd team, 2011)
Chris Stallone (3rd team, 2009; 1st team, 2010; 1st team, 2011)

CoSIDA District II All-Academic (4)
Justin Champagne (1st team, 2008; 1st team, 2010)
David Giglio (1st team, 2011)
Michael Cottone (2nd team, 2005)
Chris Stallone (1st team, 2009; 1st team, 2010; 1st team, 2011)

#Freedom Conference Selections (5)
Justin Champagne (2nd team, 2007)
Michael Cottone (2nd team, 2004)
Mike Graziano (1st team, 2007; 2nd team, 2006)
Chris Psihoules (1st team, 2006; 1st team, 2007)
Mike Urbanovich (1st team, 2004)

#Freedom Conference Rookie of the Year Selections (1)
Chris Psihoules (2006)

#Scranton is no longer a member of the Freedom Conference of the Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Corporation

Landmark Conference Player of the Year (1)
Chris Bligh (2010)

Landmark Conference Pitcher of the Year (1)
Corey Gorman (2013)

Landmark Conference Selections (12)
Michael Amaturo (1st team, 2013)
Chris Bligh (2nd team, 2008; 2nd team, 2009; 1st team, 2010)
Justin Champagne (2nd team, 2008; 2nd team, 2010))
Kyle Fox (2nd team, 2008)
Michael Gaeta (2nd team, 2012; 1st team 2013)
David Giglio (1st team, 2010; 1st team, 2011)
Corey Gorman (1st team, 2013)
Kevin Johnson (2nd team, 2008)
Jeff Manahan (2nd team, 2009; 2nd team, 2011)
Chris Psihoules (1st team, 2009)
Rocky Sawyer (1st team, 2011)
Chris Stallone (1st team, 2009; 1st team, 2010; 1st team, 2011)

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