Former Baseball Player Appointed to IBAF Commissions

Oct. 25, 2012

CHICAGO – Former UIC baseball player Peter Caliendo (1979-83) has recently been appointed to the International Baseball Federation’s (IBAF) Tournament and Development Commissions.  Caliendo has been a member of the IBAF for more than 12 years, working high profile events such as the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics and the Olympic Qualifier in Havana, Cuba.  He has also served as the Technical Commissioner for the 2009 Baseball World Cup which hosted 23 nations throughout seven countries in Europe.

Caliendo’s duties with the Tournament Commission includes monitoring tournament organization, assist local organizing committees, appoint Technical Commissioners, develop global calendar, assist with IBAF player awards and many more. 

Caliendo’s activities with the Development Commission includes strategize programs designed to increase player growth, identify areas where player growth and quality are needed, design programs to increase coaching quality, work with professional baseball leagues and commercial partners along with many other ancillary tasks.  

In addition to suiting up at UIC during his collegiate career, Caliendo was a vast array of experience in the game of baseball at the international level. He is currently President of Caliendo Sports International, a company which takes teams around the world for both education and competition and provides development programs for baseball coaches. 

Since 2009, Caliendo has overseen the Great Lakes Region for USA Baseball's National Team Identification Program with an eye out for potential national team players. He has also worked in various roles with the Thunder Bay Whiskey Jacks and later the Schaumburg Flyers in the independent Northern League.