Scanzano Sports Center
We are a team comprised of coaches, specialists, educators, pioneers, and dreamers, tethered together by passion and the love of personal growth. We consist of former collegiate and professional players and coaches, dedicated teachers and advisors, performance specialists, and a legion of support staff, working in unison to keep our athletes thriving.
The head varsity baseball coach at Kings Christian High School whose goal is helping student athletes not only become better players but better young men. For over 15 years John has been coaching middle and high school athletic teams ranging from soccer,basketball, and baseball. His lifelong dream of helping young athletes achieve their aspirations of playing colegiate sports began when he was the Athletic Director at Living Faith Christian Academy in 2002. It was there he developed the middle and high school programs from the ground up leading the boys basketball team to two national championships and assisting countless players obtain college scholarships.
Since taking over the Kings Christian varsity baseball team in 2012 , John and his coaching staff have taken the Knights from a one win season in the first year to a 16 win season in 2015. Athletically John was a great athlete playing baseball and football in college. Won numerous awards and lead his team in home runs in each season. Understanding what it takes to be a great athlete and a leader in life John pushes , encourages and trains his athletes to give their all on and off the field. Character development is a crucial part of becoming the total student athlete and is therefore at the core of his philosophy as a coach.
“My son has grown leaps and bounds with Mike as his hitting coach. He has a great demeanor with young kids and an incredible ability to get the most out of an athlete.”
John Hangey- Ed -
A Marlton, N.J. native, Scanzano played six years of professional baseball and was a two-time All-Star with the Frontier League’s Southern Illinois Miners. Scanz retired with a career .280 batting average and .957 fielding percentage while playing middle infield and third base.
Collegiately, Scanz played two years at Louisburg College (N.C.) before transferring to the University of Pittsburgh, where he was a two-time All-Big East third baseman. He graduated from Pittsburgh in 2004 with a degree in Administrative Justice and a minor in Legal Studies.
Scanz spent his prep years at Cherokee High School earning 11 varsity letters and getting inducted into the Cherokee Hall of Fame in 2011. He played wide receiver on the football team, earning All-South Jersey, All-Group 4 and All-State honors. He was a two-time All-Conference selection as a guard on the basketball team. On the diamond, he was a two-time First Team All-State performer and three-time All- South Jersey honoree. He was named an Honorable Mention High School All-American in 1999.