Mike Gladu was hired in October 2015 to lead the MCLA Baseball program.
Gladu most recently served as an assistant coach at Williams College for the past five years. As an assistant, he primarily was responsible for evaluating players, practice planning and managing the pitching staff. He also is the manager of baseball operations at the Cages at the Mill, an indoor practice facility in North Adams. In addition, Gladu has managed the Berkshire Americans 18U travel team for three years.
“We are excited to bring Coach Gladu on board to lead our trailblazer baseball program. Mike is widely known and respected in the baseball community. His energy and enthusiasm mixed with his focus on player development will help elevate our program to the next level," Mooney said.
Gladu is a native of Adams, who played collegiately at Division II American International College in Springfield. Following his collegiate career, he was signed by the Chicago Cubs. He later was sent to the Appalachian League, where he was a member of the Wytheville Cubs for three seasons.
As a Hoosac Valley High School student, Gladu was an All-Western Massachusetts selection his senior year when he was a pitcher for the Hurricanes’ baseball team.