Danny Benedetti was named San Diego State baseball's Volunteer Assistant Coach and Camp Coordinator in August 2017. Benedetti, a Long Beach native, comes to the Mesa having spent the 2017 season as an assistant coach at Manhattan College, where he primarily worked with hitters while assisting with catchers and recruiting.
Prior to Manhattan, Benedetti spent three years working as a volunteer at his alma mater, St. John's. Benedetti helped lead the Red Storm's run to a 2015 Big East Championship and an appearance in the NCAA tournament. Nine players from St. John's 2015 team went on to be selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
No stranger to the west coast, Benedetti started his coaching career at Long Beach State, working as a graduate assistant from 2010-2013.
As a player for the Red Storm in 2008 and 2009, Benedetti earned back-to-back All-Big East honors and was a member of the 2008 Big East Championship squad.