Sal Colangelo brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to his eighteenth season with the Big Train. In 2005, he led the Big Train to a Cal Ripken, Sr. Collegiate League Regular Season Championship in his first year as manager. His team also finished in first in the regular season in 2006. From 2009-2011, Colangelo led the Big Train to a threepeat of Cal Ripken Sr. Collegiate League Championships. In addition, the Big Train were ranked #1 in the country (out of about 350 teams) by Perfect Game USA. He was named Maryland State Amateur Coach of the Year by the Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches for leading the Big Train to the 2011 National Championship. Sal has won the 2016 and 2017 CRCBL Championships and boasts a 407-169 career record at the helm of Big Train.
Colangelo is a graduate of Potomac High School in Woodbridge, Virginia and is currently the activities director at C.D. Hylton High School in Woodbridge, Virginia. Previously, Sal served as the assistant activities director, assistant principal, assistant varsity baseball coach, and head golf coach at Potomac High School in Dumfries, Virginia. In addition, he is a baseball instructor at the Chuck Faris Baseball School in Reston, Virginia. Colangelo served as the assistant coach for the Big Train from 1999-2004. From 1995-97, Colangelo served as the assistant baseball coach at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. From 1991-1995, Colangelo played baseball and football for Virginia Tech. An outstanding baserunner, Colangelo stole over 100 bases in high school, including 52 in an 18-game span.
Sal lives in Lorton, Virginia with his wife Alison and their daughters Emma and Abigail.