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Dion Ready to Lead Milford Baseball


Over the past 40 years, 14 different men have served as the manager of the Boston Red Sox, but only three have held the title of varsity head coach of the Milford High School baseball team. When Alex Dion takes the reigns this spring, he does so fully aware of the history and tradition that precedes him, and ready to leave his own mark on the program.
"I have put a lot of thought into it, being the head coach at Milford High comes with a lot of responsibility," he said. "But that is more for the offseason. When we get into the season, it's about this team and competing and being as prepared as possible to win games."
Dion, 29, put in the time over the course of the offseason to learn as much as possible about the history and tradition of the baseball program. He sat down with late Joe Stoico to learn about the golden days of Milford baseball, and is close with Paul Pellegrini and Steve Manguso, the last two MHS coaches.
"The more guys you work with and see through your career, the more bits and pieces you can take," Dion said. "I looked at the way Pellegrini interacts with his players, for example, he is a player's coach and a great communicator."
This season, Dion said he wants to focus on getting the players accustomed to how he coaches and his style. In words typical of a new head coach, he said he wants his guys to "buy in" as quickly as possible. "I met with them before the first week of the season and I told them we are looking for guys to compete," Dion said.
The new coach never met the man who held his possession for decades, the late Charlie Stand. But Stand's legacy and the legacy of Milford title teams past continues to infuse the program.
A Westboro native, Dion played three years of college baseball at Western New England University and got his first taste of Milford baseball over the past four seasons, serving as the team's assistant coach under Pellegrini. Adding his own piece to the legacy is important, he said but it will come in time.
"Right now," Dion said, "all I want to do is look for ways to help our guys get better."




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