HEAD COACH - Arthur "Ted" Stenberg
Arthur “Ted” Stenberg IV enters into his 19th year coaching baseball as the Niagara Power Head Baseball Coach. He spent last summer with the Champion City Kings as the Head Baseball Coach. Throughout his nineteen years of coaching experience, he has worked with a large variety of positions, but has mainly specialized in pitching.
Stenberg started his college baseball career at Florida Southern from 1995-1997 and continued it at the University of Tampa from 1998-2000 where he earned a degree in Exercise Science and Sports Management. He played a variety of positions including First base, Third base and Pitcher. After his college career, he signed a professional contract with the Pensacola Pelicans in 2003 as a pitcher, where he played until an injury ended his career.
After ending his playing career, Stenberg began coaching. He has coached all across the United States at a variety of levels and has continued to help develop players’ potential. Throughout his coaching career, he has sent eighteen players to the MLB draft as well as having five players sign as free agents. He has also sent numerous players to DI and DII universities
Stenberg has worked with some great coaches, as well as coached and mentored some good players. He attributes his success to learning from each of them.
PITCHING COACH - Charlie Bernert
Charlie comes to the Power from Santa Fe, New Mexico where he is currently the assistant baseball coach at Capital High School.
Prior to Capital High, Charlie was an assistant at Pompano Beach High School in Florida in 2017 where he led the team to a 24-4 record and a State Semi-final appearance.
Charlie was also an assistant at Ohio Valley University from 2012-2015 along with an appearance in the Conference Tournament Championship game in 2015.
Charlie was a coach for the Covington Lumberjacks of the Valley Baseball League from 2011-2015. The Lumberjacks made the postseason in 3 of the 5 years and won the league championship in 2011.
Charlie played collegiately at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL from 2004-2007.
HITTING COACH - Brett Picaro
Born and raised in NJ, Brett Picaro graduated from Westfield HS in 2002. He was a 3 year varsity starter who earned all-county and all-area honors including playing in the state all-star game held at Princeton University his senior year. Brett went on to attend and play baseball at Montclair State University (NJ) and was named to the National Collegiate Athletic Honor Society in 2006 before graduating cum laude with a BA in Sociology in 2007. Brett also holds NJ State DOE Certificates of Eligibility with Advanced Standing for Teacher of Students w/ Disabilities and Elementary K-6 after completing two graduate programs in 2015 and 2016.
As a private instructor/coach, Brett already has 18 years of experience under his belt having begun his career at a local training facility while still in HS. Currently, Brett is a resident instructor at D-Bat Mountainside (NJ) and varsity assistant at St. Joe’s Metuchen HS. He continues to run team and individual off-season training programs, various clinics and classes as well as conduct private lessons to players of all ages and skill levels including D-1 and professional players. Additionally, over the years Brett has been a college assistant (County College of Morris), JV head coach, collegiate summer league head coach (NJ’s ABCCL) and varsity softball head coach. He has also freelanced for MLB affiliated personnel and events and threw at the inaugural Junior Select Home Run Derby at Citi Field in 2013.
INFIELD COACH - Colton Taylor
Coach Colton Taylor originates from Tahoka, Texas where he competed in both basketball and baseball at Tahoka High School for four years. Following graduation, Taylor signed with the McPherson College baseball program in McPherson, Kansas as a middle infielder. After one season at McPherson College, Taylor transferred to Eastern New Mexico University where he played two seasons and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Physical Education with an emphasis on Sports Management.
Coach Taylor is currently an Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. He is in his first year coaching at Bethany College. His duties at Bethany College emphasize on recruitment, working with middle infielders/outfielders and recruitment camp coordinator.
OUTFIELD COACH - Ben Ascher