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Westport Advanced Baseball Coaching Staff - Spring 2017
 

Jeff Love

From 1996-9, Coach Love pitched in the Houston Astros and St Louis Cardinals farm systems. From 2000-3, he played independent pro ball with the Bridgeport Bluefish, Newark Bears, and Camden Riversharks. Coach Love has been the Staples JV coach since 2012. He has been the Sr. Legion coach since 2013. 

Coach Love was an All Housatonic League selection at Amity Regional High School, then attended St. Johns University where he played on their 1993 Big East Championship team. Coach Love was a 1st team All-Northeast Region selection, as well as 2nd team Big East. 

Coach Love seeks to emulate Coach Ed Blankmeyer, whom he played for as a senior at St. Johns in 1996, sharing the belief that preparation and persistence (work ethic) are the keys to success. He prides himself on being able to pursue team goals in a fun atmosphere that fosters individual player development as well. 

Coach Love's pro career statistics: http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=love--001jef

 

John Dorman

From 1997-2002, Coach Dorman played shortstop in the New York Mets and Cleveland Indians farm systems, as well as multiple Independent teams such as the Bridgeport Bluefish and Lehigh Valley Black Diamonds. Coach Dorman has been the Sr. Legion coach since 2015. 

Coach Dorman played high school baseball at Fairfield Prep, college ball at the University of Richmond, and was the Staples Freshman baseball coach in 2003. He went on to assistant coach at Marist for two years and then at Yale under current coach John Stuper for another five. For the past 10 years, Coach Dorman has been a teacher and head baseball coach at the Fairfield County Day School.

Coach Dorman's pro career statistics: http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=dorman002joh

 

Glenn Katz

Coach Katz was drafted and signed by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 1999 June amateur draft. He is a two-year letter-winner with the University of Connecticut baseball team. In his Junior year at UConn, he batted .370 with 16 doubles, 5 triples, 12 home-runs, and 24 stolen bases to earn All Big-East, All Northeast, and All New England Honors.

Coach Katz's pro career statistics: http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=katz--001gle

Wayne Randazzo

​Since 2001, Coach Randazzo has been held multiple elite youth and advanced travel coaching jobs, including Westport Legion baseball. Coach Randazzo played his college baseball from 1985-8 at Sacred Heart University. In 1989 he was named as an assistant coach at Brien McMahon High School, then served as the pitching coach for Norwalk High School from 1990-9. From 2000-1, he was an assistant coach at the University of Bridgeport. 

 

Scott Carew

Scott has been coaching baseball for 16 years, 9 running a college summer league team, and the last 7 coaching Westport Advanced Baseball 13-18 AAU travel programs. Prior to coaching, Scott spent 35 years playing the game. He was a four-year starter at Springfield College, and starting pitcher for game 1 of the 1994 Division 2 college world series. He played in Fenway Park as part of the All New England Collegian team. Most recently, he was part of the team that won the 2013 18+ AABC national Championship.

When not spending time on the field or with his two young children, Coach Carew is an A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer at Integrated Sports Training in Norwalk. He owned his own fitness & physical therapy center for 12 years in Colorado prior to returning to the east coast. 

 

Jeb Backus

Jeb is a 3rd generation lifelong resident of Westport whose baseball career began at the age of 6 years old in the Westport Little League program in 1969 and culminated as an NAIA All-American at Flagler College in Florida where he attended on a baseball scholarship. Over the last 10 years Jeb has served the organization in many capacities, first as a preschool caps coach starting in 2003, continuing as a coach each year through 2012 where he served as an assistant Majors and 12U District coach. In 2008 Jeb joined the Board assuming the role of organizing the annual distribution of equipment for Little League baseball, the planning and organization of all player evaluations and a winter clinic instructor. Jeb resides in the Saugatuck area of Westport with his wife Karen and children. His son Tripp and daughter Jillian both participate in WBS programs. Jeb has spent 27 years as a professional YMCA Senior Director.