Coaching Staff

Chris Berset
Head Coach
Entering his second year of managing the Aces, Chris Berset brings a wealth of baseball knowledge. Currently, he is the Co-Owner and GM of Prime Time Baseball ( in Alexandria, VA. Berset was drafted in the 20th round in 2010 by the Cincinnati Reds and played 7 seasons of professional baseball while playing at every level and finishing in 2016 in AAA Louisville. Throughout his playing career, Berset was coached by Delino Deshields, Ken Griffey Sr, Pat Kelly, Mack Jenkins (current pitching coach of the Cincinnati Reds), Frank Viola, Jim Riggleman and Rich Maloney, who was voted as one of the best coaches in all of college baseball. Berset graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS Degree in Psychology. During his senior season, Chris was captain of the team, part of Big Ten Championships, Regional and Super Regional teams. Some notable awards that Berset has received throughout his baseball career are: All-Big Ten Second Team, Catcher (2010); Big Ten Sportsmanship award (2010); Newton Family Scholarship for Baseball (2007-08); Moby Benedict Scholarship for Baseball (2009-10); U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award (2010); Played for the Vienna Senators (Clark Griffith League), Winchester Royals (Valley League) and the Leesburg Lightning (Florida Collegiate League) for his college summer baseball; Named to the 2010 Coleman Company Johnny Bench Award watch list. Chris also plays and guides the Great Britain Baseball team that recently just lost in the finals of the WBCQ. Chris currently lives in Alexandria, VA.
Shaun Wood
Assistant Coach
Shaun Wood is a graduate of Yorktown High School and current JV baseball coach where he played First base for the Yorktown Patriots for 4 seasons. After Yorktown, Coach Wood played outfield for three seasons at West Virginia University. After graduating from WVU, he then played for one year at Old Dominion University as a graduate student after transferring for his senior season. After school, he played one season in the United Shores Professional Baseball League in Michigan. Shaun is currently the Graduate Assistant at Old Dominion University.
Mike Olerta
Assistant Coach
Mike Olerta began his tenure at Bishop Ireton High School in 2017. During his first year as head coach, he accomplished remarkable feats such as, ending a 34 straight conference losing streak, qualifying for the WCAC playoffs for the first time in 3 years, and making Bishop Ireton Baseball a competitive team in the WCAC. All of his accomplishments were acknowledged at the close of the season when he was voted WCAC Co-Coach of The Year. Prior to Bishop Ireton, Coach Olerta was a Varsity hitting coach for 4 years. As a player, Coach Olerta had a career batting average of .356 at Wilkes University including a senior year season hitting .384. Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Coach Olerta also played high school baseball for Robert E. Lee high school. Coach Olerta understands the importance of developing players in this area and enjoys the prestige that Northern Virginia has for creating fantastic baseball players.
Shane Halley
Pitching Coach
Shane Halley attended the University of Virginia where he majored in Foreign Affairs and was a four-year letterman from 2008-2012. He was a member of the two ACC Championship teams (’09,’11) and UVa’s first two College World Series appearances (’09,’11). A member of Student-Athlete Mentors (SAMs) and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). After four years at UVa, Shane was drafted in the 20th round by the Kansas City Royals in the 2012 Major League Baseball’s Amateur Draft. He played with the Royals for two years before being acquired as a free agent by the Colorado Rockies where he played for another two years reaching as high as Triple-A before injuries ended his career. Upon retiring from his playing career, Shane took his baseball expertise to Nanjing, China where he worked for Major League Baseball as a pitching coach. In his two years at the MLB Development Center in Nanjing, Shane cultivated and advanced the pitchers; mentally and physically preparing Chinese athletes for the rigors of professional baseball in the United States. In just two years, Shane produced three Chinese-born pitchers who signed minor league contracts with two Major League organizations (Pirates, Brewers). One of them, Jolon Zhau pitched for the Alexandria Aces in 2018 and signed a international deal out of the Cal Ripken League. Shane is currently working with Prime Time Baseball in Alexandria as a pitching/hitting instructor. He lives in Arlington, VA with his beautiful wife, Elizabeth, and crazy goldendoodle, Jefferson.