Rod Choroszy
Rod Choroszy
Title: Baseball Assistant Coach
Previous College: UMaine '72

            Now in his ninth season (2011-2019) with the USM baseball program is Rod Choroszy.  He will work with the outfielders and special assignments, and during the games will be in the bullpen.

            Choroszy spent 16 seasons coaching at South Portland High School where his teams were perennial playoff participants.  On three occasions, his team reached the Western Maine Class A finals, and his 1991 team played for the state Class A championship.  He was recognized during his tenure at South Portland with league coach of the year honors.

            In 2006, Choroszy became an assistant coach at Southern Maine Community College.  During his three seasons with SMCC, he helped the Seawolves win two YSCC titles and make one appearance in the national tournament.  He also spent two seasons as the pitching coach at Saint Joseph's College before coming over the Southern Maine in 2011.

            Choroszy was a three-sport athlete at Thornton Academy before heading off to the University of Maine where he pitched for legendary coach Jack Butterfield.  For a time, he held the UMaine season records for most appearances and saves.  Choroszy graduated from UMaine in 1972 with a degree in physical education and health.

            A retired schoolteacher after a 33-year teaching career, Choroszy was elected to the Thornton Academy Sports Hall of Fame and the State of Maine Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015.  A resident of Old Orchard Beach, Choroszy has two adult children and two grandchildren.