Coaching Staff


Chris Berset
Head Coach
Entering his first 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 (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.
Chris Giblin
Assistant Coach
Chris is the owner of ACE Pitching & Arm Care. He is currently in his 4th year as Pitching Coach at West Potomac High School and his 1st year as Pitching Coach of the Alexandria Aces of the Cal Ripken Collegiate League. He attended Bergen CC/Brookdale CC in New Jersey where he earned All American honors while being selected for the NJCAA team USA National team, as well as being selected to the NJCAA East All Star team. He signed with the St Louis Cardinals following college before succumbing to arm injuries before his professional career could start. He graduated from Northern Highlands High School in NJ, earning All League and All County honors for baseball and soccer. Chris has had the privilege of coaching dedicated players from Little League all the way up to the Minor League level. In the two years Chris has been providing individual and group lessons he has 2 MLB First Year Player Draft picks. Chris is also an associate of the Mid-Atlantic regional scout for the Tampa Bay Rays. He currently resides in Alexandria VA where he has a career in Law Enforcement.
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.
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.