Brian Hunter played 4 years at the University of Hartford where he played 3rd base, 1st, base, catcher, and ultimately ended up pitching. Finished tied for 2nd in career strikeouts. America East All-Conference 2nd team selection in 2014. Drafted in the 9th round of 2014 MLB draft by the Cincinnati Reds. Posted a 1.95 ERA in 27.2 innings with 31 K’s in his first season for the Billings Mustangs. Posted a 2.20 ERA in 32.2 innings with 41 K’s in his second season for the Dayton Dragons before undergoing Tommy John surgery. Named to the Midwest League All Star team. Returned for 2017 and posted a combined 2.51 ERA in 28.2 innings with 37 K’s across two levels.
Studied Physical Therapy at UHart and despite having not completed the 7 year program he still carries his biomechanical knowledge and background over to the baseball world. He puts a heavy emphasis on injury prevention, proper warm up/post throwing routine, suitable strength/conditioning, and nutrition. Available for pitching, hitting, and fielding lessons.
Tommie was a two sport athlete at St. Joseph’s High School in Trumbull, CT. He was the Cadets starting QB and MLB on the football team and was a starting catcher and pitched for the cadets baseball team. After high school Tommie attended Milford Academy for a post-graduate year where he served as the Falcons starting catcher and as a pitcher lead the team in wins and ERA. Tommie played his college ball at Western CT State University where he finished with a career .368 batting average. Tommie has spent the last 17 years as a full time instructor and travel baseball coach. He started his coaching career with the CT Dawgs travel baseball program serving as their 12U head coach. In 2002 Tommie was hired by the St. Louis Cardinals AA affiliate The New Haven Ravens as Director of Baseball Programs and Instruction. From 2007-2014 Tommie was the lead Instructor for Extra Innings in Agawam, MA. While at Extra Innings Tommie founded the Western Mass Storm a highly successful travel baseball program. As an instructor Tommie has had numerous students go on to successful pro and college careers. As a head coach he has lead his teams to a Ripken National Championship, 2X AAU National Championship finalist, Triple Crown World Series Finalist, and 8 Regional Tournament Championships. Tommie resides in Manchester with his wife Heather and sons TJ and Brady.
Joe Serfass is a former pitcher in the New York Mets organization and is currently the Head Coach at Windsor High School. Joe finished his professional playing career with the Binghamton Mets (Double A) and posted outstanding numbers as a middle reliever. Joe was the winning pitcher for Eastern Connecticut State University when the team won the NCAA Division III National Championship in Division III. While at Eastern, he was a two-time DIII All-American, named to the DIII All-Decade Team, and set the NCAA record with 47 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings. Joe currently conducts pitching lessons at 860 Baseball and coaches the 18u team for the CT Capitals.
John Russell is a native of Glastonbury, CT. He attended Glastonbury High School and earned All-State honors his senior year. After high school Russell walked on to The University of Connecticut baseball team. In 2017 he broke the single season saves record at UConn with 14 saves and earned ABCA/Rawlings All American honors. Later that year he was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 2017 MLB Draft. In His first full season with the Augusta Greenjackets (Low-A) Russell posted an 8-5 record with 7 saves, a 2.49 ERA and 71 strikeouts through 61 innings before earning a promotion to the San Jose Giants (High A) at the end of the year.