Meet our Coaches
Head Coach/Team Manager
Coach Roberts has been the head coach for the Cotuit Kettleers for over 20 years.
Coach Roberts returns for his 19th season in 2023. During his coaching tenure in the Cape League, which includes 2 seasons in Wareham in 1984 and 2000 where both teams made the playoffs, Coach Roberts has led his team to the playoffs in 14 of the 18 seasons in Cotuit. The Kettleers have brought home the Arnold Mycock Championship Trophy to Cotuit in 2010 and 2013, and 2019. In 2012, the team won the President’s Trophy for the best regular season record in the league at 30-14. This was the first time the Kettleers had reached 30 wins under Coach Roberts’ leadership.
Mike is a former full-time professor for Asbury University, outside of Lexington, Kentucky, and Director of the Dept. of Sports Management. Several of his former students have interned for the Kettleers in recent summers.He is currently teaching on-line Sports Management courses for Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, Michigan
In January 2015, Coach Roberts was inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
He has a daughter, Angie R. Stroman, in Dallas, TX and she and her husband David have two boys; Tyler and Brock. His son Brian lives in Sarasota, FL with wife Diana and their three boys; Jax, Nash, and Cru.
Coach Roberts is engaged to Mary W. Britt. Mary is a retired teacher from Atlanta but grew up in North Carolina. She has two sons who both live in Nashville, Tn. with their families. Mary has four grandchildren.
Andrew Shreiner, a 28-year-old graduate of Mount Aloysius College began his journey of competitive baseball at Chambersburg Area Senior High School in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
Shreiner continued his education and playing career at Frederick Community College for two years. Throughout the two years Shreiner played for FCC they posted a record of 95-15, whole going to the DII JUCO World Series in his sophomore season.
Once Shreiner’s two years at FCC were up he transferred to Mount Aloysius College. Shreiner was a 3 year member of the team and a key part of the Mount Aloysius pitching staff, serving as their ace in his junior and senior year.
Shreiner graduated from Mount Aloysius with a master’s in business administration with a concentration in sports management. While he was completing his MBA, he served as a volunteer assistant coach handling pitching coach duties. He also oversaw the strength and conditioning program for the entire baseball team. In the summer of 2019, Shreiner served as the pitching coach for the Cotuit Kettleers helping the team win their 17th League Championship. 2023 will be Shreiners 5th season with the Ketts.
Shreiner is currently the pitching coach and assistant athletic director at USC-Lancaster in Lancaster, South Carolina
Danny is a 2023 graduate of Northeastern University in Boston. He was a five-year member of the Northeastern Baseball team and three-year starter. As a redshirt sophomore he was the starting third baseman as Northeastern won their first ever CAA championship in a season where he was awarded second team All-CAA. Crossen served as the starting third baseman for the Huskies in both the 2021 and 2023 seasons while also starting at first base during the 2022 season. He graduated with a B.S. degree in business administration and communication studies.
As a lifelong Cotuit resident, he has been involved with the Kettleers organization in multiple different roles such as a host brother, batboy, and bullpen catcher. He now looks forward to joining the Kettleers coaching staff and is looking to help bring another Cape Cod Baseball League championship to Cotuit.
Padyn Kesselring, 22-year-old of Alma College. He graduated high school from Mountain View High School, Mountain View, California; where he was a two-time varsity captain of the baseball team who finished his senior campaign leading his team to a Division 1 CIF-Central Coast Section Championship.
Kesselring continued his athletic and academic career at Alma College where he was a
four-year varsity player and senior captain. In April of 2023, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrative Physiology and Health Sciences with a pre-medicine focus and a minor in Chemistry.
In the summer of 2022, Kesselring served as the bullpen catcher for the Cotuit Ketleers, and this summer will serve as an assistant under Coach Roberts.
Jacob Nemith, 24-year-old of Pensacola Florida. Jacob recently graduated with academic honors from The University West Alabama, earning a bachelor’s degree in physical education with a focus on coaching. While at UWA Jacob was the Vice President of Fellowship of Christian Athletes on campus. Jacob was also a member of the National College Athletes Honor Society Alabama ETA.
Jacob began his baseball career playing baseball at Pace High School where he was an All-Area player for three years and earned a spot on the All-State team his senior year. Jacob continued his baseball career at Pensacola State College and Allen Community College for one year each. After two years of junior college Jacob joined the Tigers of West Alabama for the past three seasons. While at The University of West Alabama, Jacob earned an All-Conference selection and two All-Region selections. Jacob was also named team captain his senior year.
This will be Jacobs’ first season coaching for the Kettleers. However, this will not be Jacobs’ first season in Cotuit as he was a member of the 2019 Kettleers Championship team.