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Guilford High School  Baseball Coaching Staff


Head Varsity Coach: Nick Merullo

Assitant Varsity Coach: Jeff Manetti

Assitant Varsity Coach: John Foti

Head Junior Varsity Coach: Open

Freshman Coach: Ralph Russo


Head Varsity Coach Nick Merullo




Nick Merullo - Head Varsity Coach 

Nick is a graduate of Daniel Hand High School, where he was a two time All-State selection in football and baseball.  After high school, he attended James Madison University on a baseball scholarship.  He played four years of varsity baseball at JMU and was named team captain his senior year.  Following his college career, Nick played a season of minor league baseball in the Baltimore Orioles organization. Nick received his Master’s degree in Education from the University of New Haven and is employed as a 5thgrade teacher in the Madison Public School system.  Prior to being hired at Guilford, Nick served as the assistant varsity baseball coach at Daniel Hand for five seasons.  During this time, the Tigers qualified for the CIAC tournament 4 times and made 5 appearances in the SCC tournament, including a championship birth in 2018. 


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  






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