Hamptons Baseball Camp features a staff of experienced and educated coaches.

We are proud to be entering our 15th SEASON in Water Mill!

As such, we are fortunate to have many returning campers, some of whom are now our coaches, and all of whom are tuned in to our ethos and doctrine, which greatly helps our team building process.

As coaches and parents, we are in this together and we stress that the lines of communication are always open. We also encourage parents to be present as fans. When players, coaches and parents work together players get better, plays become more thrilling and baseball reveals its true essence as a tremendous spectator sport. 

We thank you for being a part of our camp community and look forward to another fruitful season!

Our staff include players from the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League. The Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League is a preeminent amateur baseball league featuring top national and international amateur players. Please consider housing a HCBL player.


Edward McCarthy
Founder & Director

Edward McCarthy is a career educator with over thirty years experience coaching youth sports and over twenty years teaching and lecturing on the elementary, High School and college level.

McCarthy has excelled as both an athlete and an educator.

He was the 1990 Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year in Washington, D.C. and graduated from The George Washington University, which he attended on a baseball scholarship, with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science.

McCarthy was a co-founder of H.B.C.'s affiliate camp, Home Run Baseball Camp and is a guest coach with Impacta and Beisbol y Libros in Consuelo, Dominican Republic. Additionally, McCarthy plays center field for the Artist's in the annual Artists versus Writers softball classic.

He is a career educator who has served in public and private schools in Wasington, D.C. and New York City as a reading specialist, Special Education teacher, P.E. teacher and multi sport coach.

Besides baseball, McCarthy enjoys making music, surfing and reading. McCarthy and his wife live in Southampton with their six year old and twin baby boys.

Edward McCarthy, Director of Hamptons Baseball Camp

Pete Cestaro
Head Coach

Coach Cestaro has been guest coaching with Hamptons Baseball Camp since 2008 and joined us full time in 2017.

Pete is from Boca Raton, Florida where he was a Palm Beach County All-County. Pete started his college career at University of North Florida where he played under NCAA Hall of Fame coach Dusty Rhodes. He graduated from Cumberland University where he was awarded a full baseball scholarship.

Pete signed a professional contract and played two seasons at shortstop with the Lafayette leopards of the Mid-American Independent League.

Besides serving as a youth baseball coach since leaving pro baseball, Pete is an avid amateur golfer (single digit handicap), surfer and tennis enthusiast.

He lives in Bridgehampton, NY with his girlfriend Kerianne and their dogs Haley and Jordy. The four of them spend their winters in Nosara Costa Rica surfing and playing tennis and running on the beach.

Dillon Cleary

Dillon is from Sag Harbor and attends the Hotchkiss School, Ct. where he is a standout on the Bearcat's baseball and hockey teams. He also plays for the Eastern A's baseball team of Long Island. He's entering his second season as a counselor at HBC. Outside baseball Dillon is an honor roll student and enjoys fine arts and the beach.

Aiden Roughan

Aiden has been a standout coach with HBC since 2014.

He was a standaout pitcher/second baseman with the Southampton H.S. Whalers and with the Long Island Titans where he was named All League, Suffolk County.

Aiden is a full time student at SUNY Brockport where he studies Business Communication. He continues to play baseball with the SUNY club baseball team.

Off the field Aiden enjoys fishing, the beach and being a New York Yankees superfan.

Hugh Esterson

Hugh is an HBC hall of famer who joined our staff as a junior counselror in 2014 and quickly established himself as a group leader and top notch youth coach.

He's currently an academic standout at the Regis School of NYC where he plays varsity shortstop.

Off the field Hugh enjoys reading, movies and competitive i-racing.