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2017 Cannons Coaching Staff:
Head Coach - Mike AbateDirector 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
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.