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About Us

Directed by coaches from NEWMAC and CCC powerhouse softball programs Babson and Endicott, Diamond One Softball offers camps and clinics for players of all ages! Our clinics offer instruction from some of the top college coaches in the Northeast! Whether you are looking to get the training you need to improve your game or to showcase your skills with the hopes of playing at the next level, our camps have something to offer you!

A former high school coach and administrator, Dave Canan is entering his 17th year as head coach of the Babson softball team in 2015-16 with a career record of 385-271-1 (.587). During his 16-year tenure, he has resurrected a program that won just seven games in 1999, leading the Beavers to 12 seasons with at least 20 victories, including a trio of 30-plus win campaigns. In addition, he guided the program to its first-ever NEWMAC Championship and NCAA Tournament berth in 2005, its second straight conference title and NCAA Tournament bid in 2006, and an at-large NCAA Tournament bid in 2013. Canan was named the NEWMAC Coach of the Year following the 2006 season. A graduate of Boston State College and Northeastern University, Canan taught and coached softball and basketball at Masconomet Regional High School for almost 20 years before taking over as athletics director at Newburyport High School in 1994. While at Newburyport, Canan also coached softball for one season, leading the Clippers to a Cape Ann League title and a berth in the Division II state tournament. In addition to his softball duties, Canan also serves as an assistant coach of Babson's highly successful women's basketball team during the winter. He currently resides in North Reading, Massachusetts.

The 2016-17 academic year marks the 15th year in which Mark Kulakowski will serve the athletic department. Mark is the Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities and Recreation. He handles all aspects of facilities, recreation, ROTC and is the advisor to club crew and club rugby. He also serves as an assistant to the softball program working with the infielders on the Endicott softball team. In his 14 spring seasons with the softball program, Coach Kulakowski has helped Head Coach Mark Veilleux win 11 championships. The softball team has captured the Commonwealth Coast Conference Championship ten years as well as making ten trips to the NCAA Tournament and in 2012 the team captured the ECAC Championship. In the past Coach Kulakowski served as the Gulls’ Co-Defensive Coordinator and Defensive Line coach while helping Head Coach JB Wells get the program up and running in 2002. He offered his coaching expertise to the running backs, special teams, and defensive line.. A graduate and four-year athlete at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, Kulakowski was the captain and Most Valuable Player of the Corsairs’ football team in 2001. Kulakowski holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from UMass Dartmouth. He also has his Master’s degree in Education from Endicott in 2005. Coach Kulakowski has also been the head softball coach of the Bay State Northeast Summer Team in the past. They placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd every year he coached in the games. In 2007 and 2008, Kulakowski served as the MIAA North Sectional Softball Tournament Director. He is currently part owner of Diamond One Softball, which offers camps and clinics to high school aged athletes.

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