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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)

Brian Hayden is a graduate of West Haven high school. He went on to play baseball at the University of Southern Connecticut State University where he was a member of the 2005 team that reached that won the Northeast Regional and reached the Division 2 College World Series for the first time in school history. Brian pitched on the staff that led Division 2 in team era in 2005. Brian is entering his 10th year as Head Coach of Guilford High school. He has guided the Indians to two division titles (2011, 2019) and 8 State Tournament bids including two quarterfinal appearances and one semi-final. Brian was named 2017 Diamond Club Coach of the Year. Brian was also selected by the Connecticut High School Coaches  Association to be the 2019 Head Coach of the Junior Select All-Star team.


Assistant Varsity Coach Jeff Manetti


Jeff Manetti- Assistant varsity Coach

Jeff Mainetti is a Graduate of Guilford High school. He has the highest single-season batting average ( .546) in the program's history. Jeff was a two time ALL SCC player at Guilford. Jeff continued his playing career at Quinnipiac College. Jeff was a member of the 2005 team which made the Division 1 NCAA Regionals. Jeff is currently a Varsity Assistant at Guilford High School and has been coaching in Guilford for the past 12 years.


Assistant Varsity Coach John Foti




John Foti - Assistant Varsity Coach
  • 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

  • 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