In his seven seasons as head coach, Cooperstein has amassed 112 victories, ranking him second on the all-time wins list behind Ray Oswald’s 144. In 2014 Cooperstein was named the Centennial Conference (CC) Coach of the Year, after the Diplomats captured the single-season record for victories with 25, first set in 1981. He has coached 14 All-Centennial Conference players during his tenure.
Cooperstein came to Lancaster with nearly two decades of coaching experience. On the collegiate level, Cooperstein spent five seasons (2001-2006) as an assistant at Saint Joseph's University. Two of those seasons were spent as the bench coach and hitting instructor, while the other three were spent overseeing the squad's pitchers and infielders.
With his help, the Hawks battled their way into the Atlantic 10 Conference playoffs four times. The 2004 squad finished second in the Atlantic 10, snapping the University of Massachusetts' 73-game, home-winning streak in the process. That team was the first Saint Joseph's squad to play for an A10 championship. Three of Cooperstein's players earned Academic All-America honors.
In 2007, Cooperstein left the world of college softball to take an assistant coach position at Archbishop Carroll High School in Radnor, Pa.
In addition to coaching in academic settings, Cooperstein has extensive experience coaching on the club circuit. From 1988 through 1996, he was the head coach of the Newtown Square Rebels (ASA Girls Fastpitch), and served on the Board of Directors. He is a member of the Newtown Square Softball Hall of Fame.
From 1996 until signing on at Saint Joseph's, he served as both head and assistant coach for the Pegasus ASA Girls Fastpitch squad, taking the team to three National Championship Tournaments and a pair of Colorado Fireworks Tournaments. In that capacity, he assisted his players in being recruited by colleges and universities. All of his players went on to play in the collegiate ranks.
Franklin & Marshall is a beautiful location with multiple fields for our camps use. Day camp is run from 9am-4pm and Extended Day Camp is run from 9am-8:30pm.
The home of the softball team, the Baker Campus Field was completed in 2004. The field is fully fenced, and backs up to a wooded area providing a peaceful setting for a softball game. Outdoor batting cages allow for players to swing away while the diamond is in use.
My daughter returned from camp with so much confidence. Not only was her game greatly improved, but she has such a passion to keep playing. Thanks again!
One of the coaches gave me a private lesson every day during extra time and helped me with my fielding. I can't wait to come back next summer!
This was my second year at the camp and I had a blast. Next year I am going to the softball overnight camp with the new friends I met at this camp.