Phil Solitario

IVL Instructor

Phil Solitario, 1976 graduate of Chesterland West Geauga HS, lettered in baseball and basketball. Phil pitched at the University of Akron graduating with a Bachelors of Education. Phil retired from 30 years of teaching, coached baseball, basketball and football, which included 7 years as head baseball coach.  Phil coached several elite travel programs (Ohio Thunder, Canton Jackson Select, Brownlee Lookouts). Prior to becoming a private pitching instructor, he was the pitching coach at the University of Akron.  For the last 17 years, Phil has tutored over 1,000 students, including 1 professional and many college pitchers. Phil’s lessons are focused primarily on 1 on 1 highly instructional training, including video analysis, placing emphasis on basic pitching mechanics, arm strength improvement and functional training for pitchers. Phil resides in Wadsworth with his wife Pam. His two sons Nick and Brian both played baseball at Akron University and Youngstown State respectively.