Rich Coletta played Division I baseball at Saint Josephs University where he was a 3 year starter as an infielder. After his playing days, Rich started his coaching career. Rich was an assistant and later the head coach of Plymouth Whitemarsh HS from 1993-2003. During his tenure his teams won 5 league titles and the 1994 PA State Title.
Rich left coaching PW in 2004 to take a job as assistant coach at Saint Joseph's as the pitching coach for the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Also for three summers , 2001-2003, Rich was an assistant coach for the Harwich Mariners of the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League where he handled the infielders and hitters. In his three years at Harwich, he coached over 20 NCAA All Americans, 60 MLB draft picks, 3 of which were first round picks.
Former players of note who are currently on MLB rosters are; JA Happ-Toronto Blue Jays, Brad Zeigler-Boston Redsox , and Mark Reynolds-Colorado Rockies.
Currently, and for the past 10yrs, Rich is an Associate Scout for the Seattle Mariners and speaks at many coaching clinics in the surronding area.
Rich, his wife Sloan and son Bryce reside in Collegeville.