32  Pete Buscaino
Pete  Buscaino

Volunteer Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
UCF, 2014

After spending the last 18 months as East Carolina's Director of Baseball Operations, Pete Buscaino enters his first season as the Pirates Volunteer Assistant Coach, a position he officially started on Jan. 11, 2016.

Buscaino will work directly with the outfielders and coordinate all of East Carolina's camps under the direction of second-year head coach Cliff Godwin.

Officially hired on July 1, 2014 as the director of operations, Buscaino handled a variety of administrative duties, including team travel, game-day organization, assisted with summer and winter camps, special events coordination and community outreach efforts with the Pirate program.

Prior to his appointment at ECU, Buscaino spent four years at UCF where he served as a student manager for the Knights baseball team. During his tenure, he was responsible for organization of all equipment, field preparation at Jay Bergman Field, and statistical analysis for coaching staff, while also organizing community outreach events.

During the summers, Buscaino could be found traveling the country volunteering at some of the nations top baseball camps and showcases including stops at Clemson, Mississippi State, UCF and Perfect Game Showcase. In 2013 he served as the assistant coach for the New Market Rebels in the Valley Baseball League working with defense and coaching first base.

Buscaino's diverse background is not limited just to the college ranks, as he spent time working with the Tampa Bay Rays (role player/2010-11) and the Baltimore Orioles (clubhouse attendant/2011-12).

A native of Clearwater, Fla., Buscaino received his undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary studies from UCF in 2014.