Director of Player Development
17U College Prospect Head Coach
Keith Forbes, a native of Malden, Massachusetts, is widely considered one of the top baseball instructors in New England. He has developed—and continues to instruct—many of the top pitching and hitting prospects in the area.
Forbes has an extensive baseball background. In 1996, he was awarded a full scholarship to play NCAA Division 1 Baseball at Troy State University. During the 1997 and 1998 season he went 9-2 with a 3.28 ERA for Troy. On the heels of his collegiate success, he was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 1998 Major League Draft. Keith spent 5 years pitching in the Padres organization. In 2000, Keith led all minor leaguers in appearances when he appeared in a combined 74 games for single-A Rancho Cucamonga and the AA Mobile Bay Bears (Padres Farm System). Over the years, Keith has been affiliated with several other professional, independent baseball organizations, including the Quebec Capitals of the Can Am League.
Keith is one of only 3 certified National Pitching Association members in New England. As the Director of Player Development Keith focuses on performance training to improve players‚ health, well being, and athletic performance. He has gained extra knowledge through both home study and seminar opportunities which have allowed him to better care for his athletes. Keith has spent years applying his knowledge of pitching, hitting and fielding mechanics to design comprehensive preventative and corrective programs for the baseball players under his care. He has instituted a winter workout regiman that allows players to maximize their performance while maintaining year-round health, and he incorporates individualized injury prevention programs tailored to the unique needs of each player.
16U College Prep Head Coach
12U Head Coach
James Heartquist was born in Westminster, CA and grew up in Phoenix, AZ. Heartquist was a 3-year starter and varsity letterman at Camelback High School in Phoenix, AZ. Heartquist excelled at Camelback and was named a First Team Metro Region player during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. In his senior season, James received Honorable Mention All-State honors. After high school James had a brief playing stint at Phoenix College before moving to the east coast and playing for Bunker Hill Community College.
In 2009 James coached the AAU 12U New England Diamond Dogs who finished third in the state tournament. More recently, James served as the Scorpions 13U Assistant coach and helped guide the team to a final 4 finish in the National AAU Tournament. As Head Coach, he guided the Scorpions 14U team to a 28-13-3 record in 2011.
16U College Prep Assistant Coach
12U Assistant Coach
14U Head Coach
Peter Donoghue is the Scorpions 13U head coach. Peter grew up in Malden, MA and currently resides in Medford, MA. He graduated from Malden High School in 1999 where he earned varsity letters in 5 different sports (baseball, soccer, basketball, football and track). Donoghue was the captain of the 1994 Malden High School baseball team that captured the Greater Boston League title and finished the season ranked second in the state.
Peter attended Division 1 Northeastern University (Boston, MA) where he played baseball for 4 years (1996-1999). As a pitcher for the Huskies, Peter was an integral part of a team that won the league title in 1997 and competed in the College World Series, where they faced perennial powerhouses Cal-State Fullerton and Stanford. While in college Peter also served as an instructor for Northeastern's baseball camps.
Donoghue obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in History in 1999. He played baseball for many years in the Intercity and Park Leagues and currently plays in the Boston Men's Baseball League.
Donoghue currently works as an Operations Manager at Micro Center in Cambridge, MA
14U Assistant Coach
Matt Cooney is a certified Youth Fitness Specialist through the International Youth Conditioning Association. Over the last two years, Matt has served as a Collegiate Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at Eastern Connecticut State University and Tufts University, where he currently works.
Matt attended Arlington High School where he captained the varsity baseball and football team. After graduation he pursued a baseball career at Eastern Connecticut State University. While obtaining a degree in Physical Education, Matt was the captain of the baseball team, playing in the College World Series three times. Following his collegiate career, Matt went on to sign a free agent contract with the Boston Red Sox. During his two-year career, he developed a passion for strength training and conditioning; observing and applying knowledge from athletes at the elite level. Following his baseball career, Matt pursued an internship at Cressey Performance, a well-respected and nationally recognized strength training facility known for training athletes such as Kevin Youkilis and Curt Schilling. It was there that Matt learned the importance of flexibility and mobility in conjunction with a strong and fit body.
Matt is currently a Physical Education Teacher at the Ottoson Middle School in Arlington.
14U Assistant Coach
Matt Perrin is new to the Scorpions coaching staff this season but brings years of coaching and playing experience.
It began at Saugus High School where Matt was a 3-year, 3-sport varsity letterman. While in high school Perrin was also a member of the Malden American Legion Post #69 baseball team. During his tenure there he enjoyed some success, having captured the Rookie of the Year award in 1999 and twice being named Post #69 Team MVP. In 2001 Matt was named to the American Legion All-Star team. As a junior he was named to the Northeast Conference All-Star team and finished second in the conference that season with a .475 batting average, which landed him a spot in the prestigious Top 96 showcase. During his senior year he was named the captain of both the track and baseball teams.
Matt's success did not stop there. After receiving numerous baseball offers, he chose to attend Thomas College in Waterville, Maine where he played soccer and baseball. In 2004 he transferred closer to home at Curry College. It was a good fit. While at Curry he received the team's Rookie of the Year award. During the 2004 and 2005 seasons Matt was selected as a Commonwealth Coast Conference player of the week, and received back-to-back honorable mention All-Conference awards. While at Curry, he played summer ball for the ADSL Baseball Team of the Boston Park League. In 2005 - his first season with ADSL - Perrin received the league's Rookie of the Year Award and was named to the All-Star team. He posted a .480 batting average, which led the league that season. After graduating from Curry College with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration he coached several fall baseball teams through Extra Innings. Matt is currently the Assistant Program Director at the Peabody YMCA and a batting instructor with Extra Innings in Woburn, MA.
He resides in Arlington with his wife Danielle and daughter Madison.
13U Head Coach
Connor Bishop is entering his second season as a Scorpions coach. In 2005, Connor graduated from Arlington High School where he enjoyed a successful varsity baseball career. He matriculated to Bridgewater State College where he also played varsity. Connor continued to play baseball after college and pitched with Keith Forbes on the Andre Chiefs of the Inner-City League. Currently, he plays for the Arlington Inner-City League Baseball Team.
In 2010, Bishop was instrumental to the success of the Scorpion 14U team that finished the season with a 30-13-1 record and captured the NEAAU Super Division Championship. As an integral member of the Scorpion staff, he worked closely with each member of the team expanding on the instruction the players received at the lower levels.
13U Assistant Coach
Sean O'Brien was a member of the Arlington High School Class of 2005. At Arlington, he was the Captain of 3 varsity teams (football, basketball, and baseball). In 2005, Sean received the Ostergen Award as Arlington's Top Scholar Athlete and named to the Boston Herald's First Teram All-Scholastic team as catcher. He was also named team MVP for Arlington High School baseball.
Sean went on to Saint Joseph’s College of Maine where he graduated in 2009. He was the catcher on the varsity baseball team from 2005-2009 and received the Saint Joseph’s College Baseball Coaches Award in 2006.