One of HRBC’s most popular and charismatic coaches, Anttonio works closely with our staff across the board on two key areas: outreach to economically distressed neighborhoods and training young coaches to be enthusiastic and technically proficient. An outstanding coach, Anttonio has carte blanche to visit HRBC programs in Washington, Brooklyn or the Dominican Republic anytime to work with players and coaches. He is a humble, high character, energetic and technically skilled coach. A natural Ambassador with a genuine outgoing personality, Anttonio was one of Coach Mac’s mothers’ favorite ballplayers. You could often find them sitting and talking after camp.

Now in his 28th year as a player and coach with HRBC, Anttonio was the first four year old to attend a full summer of our camp. Anttonio and older brother Anthony attended HRBC all summer from age 4-12. He earned a bachelor’s degree on a full football scholarship from Virgina University of Lynchburg. He never missed a class and earned two  Academic All American honors. He went on to earn a master’s degree as well. A lover of books, Anttonio is one of our most socially conscious and curious coaches. He played professional arena league football all over America for over a decade and was beloved by fans for his outstanding defensive instincts for open field hitting, team spirit and constant volunteering for community team events in whatever city he was playing ball in.

Around ten years ago Coach Mac nominated Anttonio to join the United States Department of State Sport Diplomacy program and he recently spent two weeks in Santiago, Chile, running baseball clinics for youngsters. He had a number of high school and college coaching offers upon retirement from pro football and accepted a position as a varsity football assistant at Archbishop Carroll here in Washington. He also works closely with Wake Forest University head baseball coach Tom Walter on a special outreach project to better foster understanding between high school students in America.

Anttonio is raising a young son and loves spending time with his family, reading, attending church, fitness, polishing his pickup truck and training his outstanding pit bull Remy.