Coach Gino Grasso
I am what they call a baseball lifer. From the first time I picked up a baseball and crossed that white line, I was hooked. It’s a game that creates lasting memories to be talked about for the rest of a lifetime. I started pitching when I was eight years old and haven’t stopped since. I pitched my high school ball in Salida, CO, where I was a combined 30-5 and 3A Colorado Pitcher of the Year as a senior. I went on to pitch for two years at Otero JC, before transferring to the University of Southern Colorado. In May of 2001, I was signed professionally by the Johnstown Johnnies of the Independent Frontier League. It was a dream come true for this boy coming from a small, Colorado, mountain town of 5,000. In 2004, I moved to Denver, CO and continued pitching in the NABA for the Denver Bulls. After three years with the Bulls, I decided to turn my dream into a reality and start my own team. The Denver Browns. The Browns started play in April of 2007 and have won four City Championships and a two-time semifinalist in the NABA National World Series in Phoenix, AZ. The Browns continue to be one of the top semipro organizations in the country while fielding top level players out of high school, college and pro ball.
After four championships and nearly 150 wins in my semipro pitching career, I have decided to hang up the cleats and turn my focus to coaching. I specialize in working with youth, high school and college pitchers, helping them get to the next level through hard work, passion and old school fundamentals. I not only teach the physical aspects of becoming a pitcher, but push the mental side of what it takes to be on that mound when things are good and how to shut things out when pitchers tend to fall apart. I believe in hard work and being confident…..not cocky. There is a huge difference. Being a great pitcher requires true mental toughness and humility. Respect the game, put in the work, and I would love to be your coach as you continue your journey of becoming a great pitcher and a respectable young man.
“Build the foundation, trust the process, put in the work, focus on development, see the progress and earn your opportunity”
Thank you, Coach Grasso.