Meet the Staff
Greg is currently involved with the Home Run Bulldogs/MWV Cal Ripken League as a coach. He enjoys working with young athletes and seeing them succeed. With success and improvement come smiles. Nothing beats seeing a young player smile after discovering that he/she can make contact/hit for power/throw a strike. Improvement is the name of the game. If a player keeps improving, confidence builds, and in the end they are successful.
When not coaching or playing, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Gabriela Allain, and their two sons, Alex and Nick.
Greg Allain brings years of experience in the game of baseball both as a player and as an instructor. As a player, he played high school baseball in Berlin, NH and was an All-State player his senior year. Upon graduation from Berlin High School, he attended Endicott College in Beverly, MA where he was a four-year starter both as a pitcher and a first baseman. He graduated from Endicott in 2005 with a degree in Sport Management. Upon graduation from Endicott, Greg signed a professional contract as a first baseman with the Alexandria Aces and later with the San Angelo Colts of the United Baseball League.
After his playing career was over, he turned his attention to teaching the game of baseball. He worked over a year with Frozen Ropes Training Centers in Massachusetts as a Lead Instructor, overseeing other instructors at those facilities. He also participated as an instructor at the National Summer Camp held in Cape Cod.
In September 2012, Greg was inducted into the Endicott College Athletic Hall of Fame, becoming the third baseball player in program history to receive the honor.
Gabriela Allain – Office Manager/Marketing Manager
Gabriela brings years of experience in the field of marketing. She began her career at General Motors in Sao Paulo, Brazil working in the marketing department. She has also complete her first novel, A Princesa de Jamar, which is on sale at online book stores. Gabriela is an integral part of Home Run as she takes care of all of the travel/scheduling plans for the Home Run Bulldogs program. Gabriela is also the owner of New Hampshire Power Clean.
Chris Kroski – Instuctor (hitting, catching)
Chris Kroski began playing at the age of six and played in the local little league and through elementary and junior high school years in Pittston, Pennsylvania. His family relocated to Clearwater, Florida where he played varsity high school baseball for the Clearwater High School Tornadoes. Chris was drafted in the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft as a catcher out of St. Petersburg Junior College in Clearwater, Florida in to the Seattle Mariners. He played within the Seattle Mariners organization from 2002-2003 and within the Cincinnati Reds organization from 2004-2009. Chris retired from professional baseball in 2009 due to injuries. Chris became a certified police officer in 2010 while living in Florida. He moved to The Valley in 2012 where he lives now with his wife, Jess Kroski and daughters Kennadi and Kylie. Most recently Chris has found a passion for sharing his experience though coaching local athletes. Chris focuses on technique and believes that each player needs to learn every aspect of the game from the ground up. His enthusiasm and ability to connect with players is inspirational.