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Guilford High School  Baseball Coaching Staff


Head Varsity Coach: Brian Hayden

Assitant Varsity Coach: Jeff Manetti

Assitant Varsity Coach: John Foti

Head Junior Varsity Coach: Adam Nuzzo

Freshman Coach: Ralph Russo


Head Varsity Coach Brian Hayden


Brian Hayden- Head Varsity Coach (8 years)
  • Attended University of Southern CT
  • Pitched on the 2005 staff that lead Division 2 in ERA
  • Made Division 2 College World Series in 2005 as a player on SCSU
  • Reached State tournament 6 out of past 7 years 
  • Won the Hammonasset Division Title in 2011
  • 2017 Diamond Club CT Coach Of The Year
  • 2017 GHS reached State Q Finals
  • 2018 Guilford HS reached State semi-finals 


Assistant Varsity Coach Jeff Manetti


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Jeff Manetti- Assistant varsity Coach (3 years
  • 4 year starter at Guilford High School
  • Highest single season average .546 in Guilford High School history
  • Two Time All SCC player at Guilford High School
  • Played Division 1 baseball at Quinnipiac University
  • Currently an Assistant Coach at Guilford High School
  • Coaching baseball in Guilford for the past 10 years 


Assistant Varsity Coach John Foti




John Foti - Assistant Varsity Coach (2nd year
  • Attended Burnt Hills Ballston Lake High School (Burnt Hills, NY)
  • Played Varsity Baseball and 3X Recipient of Spartan Team Leadership Award 
  • Received Bachelors Degrees in Biology and Forensic Science - University of New Haven
  • Received Masters Degree in Education - University of New Haven 
  • Science Teacher at GHS 
  • Previous coaching experience in NY at high school and travel level. 
  • 2nd year as Varsity Assistant 


Head Junior Varsity Coach Adam Nuzzo




Adam Nuzzo - Head Junior Varsity Coach (2nd year)

  • Attended Daniel Hand High School. Captain senior year. Won first division title since 1994.
  • Received bachelors degree in Communications - Marist college 
  • Has been coaching for the last 6 years from 14u-17u in CT and NY


Head Freshman Coach Ralph Russo



Ralph Russo - Head Freshman Coach 

  • Attended Notre Dame High School (West Haven)
  • Was member of Varsity Baseball team as well as State Champion Hockey team.
  • Received All State Honors in hockey
  • Received Bachelor’s degree in History – Yale University
  • Received Post Graduate degrees from Wesleyan University and SCSU
  • Played Varsity Hockey and Intramural Baseball – Yale University