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Boston Athletic Academy


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Co-Founder & President

Jose Diaz is knowledgeable and well-versed in education - particularly in college admissions, the enrollment process, and financial aid - with an extensive background in baseball. knowledge in the college enrollment process from application to financial aid He graduated from West Roxbury High School where he played on the varsity baseball team for all four years. He attended North Florida Community College and played two years in Florida before transferring to the NAIA power house Cumberland University in Tennessee where he played in the NAIA World Series. His final year of college, he transferred to his alma mater, Fisher College in Boston, where he also began coaching baseball in addition to his career in admissions.

It was at Fisher College where Diaz realized a greater need for a better pipeline between the inner-city baseball dugouts and college classrooms. For over 10 years he has worked as an Admissions Counselor at Fisher College and Massasoit Community College. Outside of work, Jose devotes his time to his family and to bettering the athletic community of Boston.


Co-Founder & Vice President

Manuel “Manny” Delcarmen is a hometown hero. Born and raised in Boston, he graduated from West Roxbury High School where he began to build his name on the pitching mound. Through his rising fame, he was determined to one day play professional baseball for his city on the biggest stage. That dream came true when he was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft.

Manny was a member of the 2007 World Series Championship team - pitching 44 games with an 2.05 ERA.


As Co-founder and Vice President of the Boston Athletic Academy, Manny brings that same determination and championship mentality to the local youth seeking excellence in academics and athletics. His charity, "Manny Strikes For School", raises funds to help Boston Public Schools. Manny enjoys spending time with his family & friends, and continues to give back to the sport of baseball as the pitching coach at Fisher College.

For his continued dedication to the City of Boston, the local communities along with Thomas M. Menino, officially proclaimed October 2, 2005, "Manny Delcarmen Day".

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