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Sacred Heart Prep names former professional as baseball coach

Anthony Granato, who played in the 2013 World Baseball Classic as the starting shortstop for Team Italy, was named the head baseball coach at Sacred Heart Prep on Friday.


Anthony Granato/GamePrep Academy
Granato played for Burlingame High, Skyline College and VCU. He also played professionally for 10 years in the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies organizations. He also played in independent leagues and overseas.

The founder and head instructor at Game Prep Baseball Academy, Granato oversees the structure, support and coaching responsibilities of four travel ball teams through regular practice schedules, tournaments and developmental strengthening.

"We are thrilled to have Anthony join our coaching community and I'm certain that our baseball program will thrive under his direction," Gators' assistant principal for athletics Frank Rodriguez wrote in an e-mail. "Anthony is committed to building a program here at the Prep based upon good sportsmanship, cooperation, responsibility and respect."

Granato, a certified CrossFit trainer, was an all-star third baseman for the Atlantic City Surf in the Can-Am League in 2007. He hit .329 ans swiped 29 bases that season.

In 2010, he helped Italy win its first gold medal at a European Championship in 13 years. As the shortstop, he hit .424 with three doubles, three home runs, nine walks, 14 runs scored, 12 RBI and three steals in nine games.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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