Coach Passante has over 32 years experience coaching and instructing both Baseball and Fastpitch Softball. 21 years were spent at the Collegiate level where he made 9 College World series appearances, coached 3 All Star Teams, and helped 7 of his players make their respective countries’ Olympic Programs with 2 winning medals at the Olympic Games.
Passante is a five time regional Coach of the year (1999-2003). Coach has also been involved in helping numerous players through their college recruiting process. Ken has served as the lead hitting instructor at the University of Tennessee summer camp (2000-2001). Ken was the Head Coach at St. Peter’s College, a Division 1 NCAA program. Ken is currently a coach at Queens College, a Division II NCAA program and the director of player development at Long Island Express Fastpitch Softball organization. Ken also coaches the LI Express 14U team.
Ken currently resides in Bay Shore NY, with his wife, Valerie. They have three children, Jacqui, Samantha and Alexandra.
Dannielle Stewart of the Queensland Heat, Austrailian Olympic team is quoted as saying:
The greatest influences of my Softball career have been Ken Passante (Briarcliffe College NY, USA), Bill Edwards (Hoftsra University NY, USA), Lachalan Thorburn (QAS), Marty Rubinoff (QAS), Maryanne Walsh (Redsox).