THE STABLE INSTRUCTORS
Jonathan Pollard – President/Head Instructor
Coach Pollard is the founder and President of The Stable.
As a player, Jonathan attended Salem State College from 1999-2002. Jonathan was named Team Captain as a junior and senior. He was also selected to the Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference all-conference team both his junior and senior seasons. Jonathan was also named as Salem State’s Most Valuable Player his senior season. After graduation Jonathan has continued his playing career as a member of Carlson Club in the Boston Park League, the Boston Tigers of the Massachusetts Amateur Baseball League, and the East Boston Bombers of the Inter City League. Pollard has collected a number of all star selections, as well as two MVP Awards throughout these leagues.
As a coach, Jonathan returned to his alma mater for the 2003 season as the Salem State Viking’s Pitching Coach. He then left and took a position at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell as Athletic Director where he coached a variety of sports for youth between the ages of 7–18 years old. In 2004 Jonathan also took the position of manager for the New England Sox. In his 4 years as manager, Jonathan successfully led the Sox to the Roy Hobbs National Championship Title each year. Eight of Jonathan’s Sox players have been named to The US National Team representing their country in Japan, Taiwan, Canada, and Australia.
In 2008 Jonathan was selected by MTV Networks to be the "Coach" for one of its episodes of the Emmy Award winning program MTV's MADE. For this project, Jonathan had five weeks to turn a high school theatre member into a baseball player. The show aired on April 12, 2008.
Jonathan is also a Licensed Massachusetts Educator in Physical Education.
Mike Morgan - Hitting/Catching Instructor
Coach Morgan specializes in hitting and catching instruction. Mike played high school baseball at Burlington High School, where he was a member of Jim Curtain's varsity baseball program all 4 years. Mike led the team in batting average during his sophomore season, and was a Middlesex League All Star in his Junior and Senior seasons. After high school, Mike went on to become a four year starter at Salem State College where he hit over .360 each season. Mike captained the Viking Baseball Team in 2003 and 2004. He was also named to the Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference All-Conference team in each of these seasons. As a senior, Mike was voted the Most Valuable Player of the Vikings Baseball Team. During this season, Mike also set the Salem State record for runners caught stealing in a single game (7).
Mike began his coaching career in 2005 after he was asked to return to his alma mater as a Graduate Assistant. After his time with Salem, Mike took the Varsity Assistant Coach position at Marblehead High School. In 2005, Mike accepted the head coaching position for the Nashua Pioneers of the North American Women’s Baseball League. In his time there, the Pioneers reached a ranking of #2 in the nation.
Mike is a tremendous teacher of the game. Not only does he bring a vast knowledge of baseball as a whole, but also the professionalism aspect of the game. All of Mike's students are guaranteed to learn the proper way to conduct themselves as a ballplayer.