Coaching Staff


David DeSilva
Head Coach
David is in his sixth year with the Alexandria Aces and his fifth as the Head Coach. In his first season as Head Coach in 2013, DeSilva led the Aces to a team-best 27-17 record in the regular season, earning the number two seed in the CRCBL playoffs. There the team earned its first ever playoff victory. In 2014, the team finished tied for fourth in the league with a 23-17 record, again making the playoffs but falling just short of a championship title. In 2015, the Aces finished with a 19-21 record and just one game shy of the postseason. Last season, the Aces finished 23-17, earning them 3rd place in the league and making the first round of the postseason. David holds the all-time wins record as well as highest winning percentage in Aces organizational history. David is currently the Co-Owner and Director of Player Development at Prime Time Baseball (www.primetimebaseball.net), an indoor training facility based in Alexandria, VA. He played collegiately at Mars Hill College, in Mars Hill, NC where he was a three-year starter and two-time team captain and compiled a career batting average of .313. David graduated from Mars Hill in 2008 with a Bachelors degree in Sports Management and Business. In May 2015, David received his Masters in Business Administration from Gardner Webb University. From 2007 through 2011, David coached for a nationally known organization, in Charlotte, NC; “The On Deck O’s.” As the Director of Strength and Conditioning and a Head Coach for various age groups, he trained and developed players for the next level. The organization placed over 180 players into collegiate programs since 2003. He currently resides in Alexandria, VA where he has a career in the financial services/insurance industry.
Chris Berset
Assistant Coach
Chris Berset joins the Aces coaching staff with a wealth of baseball knowledge. Currently, he is the Co-Owner and GM of Prime Time Baseball (www.primetimebaseball.net) 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.