Art Pontarelli begins his 20th year at Rhode Island College. He currently serves as the Special Advisor to the Athletic Director. He was previously the Executive Director of the Anchor Club, RIC's Athletic Booster Club.
Pontarelli, who was inducted into the RIC Hall of Fame in 1991, was an Assistant Baseball Coach at RIC from 1976-1980 and the Head Coach from 1981-84. He was the head baseball coach at CCRI from 1985-92. Pontarelli is a 1971 graduate of RIC with a degree in secondary education. He retired after 26 years (1971-97) as a history teacher at Ponaganset High School.
In addition to his duties at RIC, Pontarelli is a professional scout with the New York Mets.
He currently resides in Lincoln.