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2017 Cannons Coaching Staff:
 
Senior Cannons
 
Head Coach - Mike Abate
Director of Baseball Instruction – Bobby Valentine’s Baseball Academy
 
One of the most celebrated athletes to come out of Fairfield County, Mike has had an illustrious baseball career that was cut short only by injury. Along with his valuable professional experience, Mike brings outstanding skills and an even more impressive baseball resume:
 
  • As a four-year starter at Norwalk High School, Mike was named to the All-Conference team three years in a row, while twice earning All-State recognition
  • After his career at Norwalk High, Mike was drafted by the California Angels, but he felt it was more important to continue his athletic development
  • Mike took his passion for baseball to Norwalk Community College where he quickly amassed a number of honors including included two-time Northeast Player of the Year, two-time First Team All-American, and 1998 Rawlings National Junior College Player of the Year
  • After setting a number of school records at NCC, Mike decided to sign with the Seattle Mariners to pursue his professional baseball dream. Mike played in the Mariners organization for three years before his career was cut short by injury.
  • After his professional career ended abruptly, Mike enrolled at Southern Connecticut State University where he did what many people would consider impossible. Showing the drive that made him such a phenomenal baseball player, Mike fulfilled his dream to play college football by first earning a position on the SCSU football team and subsequently becoming the starting quarterback
  • Not only did Mike make the successful transition to football, but he again demonstrated his significant athletic talents, twice making the All-Northeast 10 team, as well as finishing his two-year stint having shattered a number of school records
  • Mike then took his football passion to the next level, signing to play quarterback with the Manchester Wolves of the Arena Football League

 

Coach - Rich Sullivan
 
Coach - Scott Giorgi
 
  • Played Baseball @ Port Chester High School
  • Played varsity baseball at Southern CT State University
  • Current Varsity Head Baseball Coach at Roosevelt HS in the Bronx, NY
  • Head Coach for Stamford CT Junior Legion for 8 years.
    - 2012 Junior CT Legion State Champion
    - 2012 Junior CT Legion Regional Champion
    - 2012 Junior Legion Coach of the Year
  • Head Coach @ Westchester Academy Baseball (18u) Summer 2015
  • Current head coach for Bobby Valentine's Sports Academy CT FURY Program (12u) since 2011
  • Assistant Coach for BVSA Fall Program 2015
 
Junior Cannons
 
Coach - Frank Carbino
  • Greenwich High School Baseball 1985-1987
  • Varsity Captain 1987
  • University of Connecticut-Avery Point -1987-88
  • Won 1987 CSCC Championship
  • Babe Ruth Baseball Coach 1986-1990
  • 13 Year Old All-Star Coach 1986-1990
  • Greenwich High Freshman Coach-2007
  • Greenwich High Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach-2008
  • Frank was born and raised in Greenwich.  He currently lives in Greenwich with wife Lynn and their two daughters
  • Frank says "The reason I'm involved: Greenwich baseball, from little league through college, gave me memories that will last a lifetime.  While I'll never forget my teammates, it was the coaches that really made the experience memorable. Some 30+ years later, those memories are still alive and laughed about today. My goal is to be that coach."
Coach - Phil Tarantino
  • Head Coach of GHS Varsity 2014 -2016; JV Coach for 9 years
  • Played baseball at GHS 1991-93.  Phil still holds records for scoring 40 runs in 23 games
  • Phil was named All American Outfielder in 1993 and had a .423 batting average
  • Phil played baseball at Central Connecticut State University
  • Phil is a Physical Education teacher at Western Middle School in Greenwich since 2002
  • Phil is proud of all he does to help players reach their goals --- his attention to detail, positive attitude and strong work ethic are evident in his coaching style and results.
 
Prep Cannons
 
Coach - Tim Hunter
  • Played Collegiate Baseball for Cortland State (2000-2002)
  • Played Collegiate Baseball for Oneonta State (1998-2000)
  • Played baseball at Catholic Central HS, Troy NY (1994-1998)
  • Head Coach, Varsity Baseball at Adlai Stevenson HS in the Bronx (2006-2016)
  • Head Coach, Long Island Tigers 16U (2014)
  • Head Coach, Varsity Softball at Bathgate HS, Bronx (2017)
  • Tim is a Physical Education teacher in the Bronx since 2005
 
 
Coach - Ryan Jones
Ryan Jones is a Greenwich native who played third base for Greenwich High School Varsity l from 1999-2002. He attended Boston College (Class of '06) and, during his time there, was in the Army ROTC program. After college, Ryan was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Infantry. After his stint in the Army, he obtained his masters in Secondary Education: Social Studies/History. Ryan has taught in the Greenwich School District since 2010 and is currently a Social Studies teacher at Western Middle School where he coaches the baseball team. Prior to becoming coach of the Wildcats, he was assistant coach for the GHS Freshman team and coached several summers in Greenwich's Senior Babe Ruth League.