Graduated from Bishop Feehan in 1997 on a team that went 20-2 his senior year and won the EAC Conference. Mark was a pitcher during that time, and continued on at Salve Regina University playing 4 years and during his senior year won the Conference Championship and competed in the NCAA Division III Tournament.
After playing, he went into coaching at different levels, through the Pawtucket RBI Program, bringing his teams to the World Championships in 2001, 2002 and 2004. Mark has also been affiliated with American Legion baseball in Cumberland, RI and High School baseball at the Wheeler School in Providence, RI and at Bishop Feehan HS in Attleboro, MA.
He was named the Head Coach of the Coastal team for the prestigious Bay State Games in Massachusetts in 2014. He has coached over 45 players that have moved onto the collegiate level and 4 players that have played professionally in his 13 years of coaching.
Also during his time at the Boys & Girls Club in Pawtucket, he helped run various baseball tournaments with Pawtucket RBI and MLB through the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program, along with various basketball tournaments, including their annual March Madness tournament that included over 80 teams annually.
Dennis starting playing baseball in 1996 at 5 years old.
In 2009, he graduated from Lincoln High School in Lincoln, RI. He played 2 years of high school baseball where he was a relief pitcher for the Lincoln Lions. He also started the Senior Night game.
Dennis went on to play 2.5 years of college baseball at Utica College in Utica, NY before an arm/shoulder injury plagued him. As a freshman at Utica College, Dennis lead the team in strikeouts, groundball outs, and innings pitched. During the offseasons, Dennis spent his time training and coaching young players during Mark’s summer camps at Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro, MA.
Dennis played in the Innagrual Firecracker Tournament as well as the second and third. From the fourth to the fifth, Dennis worked the tournament as an assistant to the site supervisors. During the sixth tournament, Dennis was a Site Supervisor at Seekonk High School before moving his way up to Co-Director.
On top of his duties as Co-Director, he is also the Webmaster and Sponsorship Coordinator.
Billy was promoted to Director of Public Relations in 2018. He started as a Site Supervisor with Firecracker Baseball in 2015. As Director of Public Relations, Bill organizes the social media campaigns, video production for all events and handles any team/player video/media requests for Firecracker Baseball. In June 2018 he helped Firecracker Baseball develop “Live Streaming” of all championship games, showcases camps including pool play games at every event.
In October, Billy successfully launched Firecracker Baseball’s newest addition, “For the Love of The Game” Podcast, as a Co-host/Producer. The “For the Love of the Game” podcast invites our coaches, program directors and Firecracker Baseball loyal supporters to be on air with us talking all things baseball, including players, events, business and personal accomplishments.
As a player Billy was a 4 Year varsity pitcher at North Kingstown High School (RI).He was 10-2 with helping North Kingstown make three D 1 State title runs from 2010-2013 despite missing most of his junior year, due to Tommy John Surgery. He graduated from high school in 2013 and went on to have two successful years at Dean College as a starter pitcher. He finished his sophomore year earning All Conference Honors after posting a 4-1 record with 2.25 ERA, leading the Bulldogs staff.