ATI INSTRUCTORS

Kevin Rival 

Kevin went to both Newington and New Britain High School.  After high school, Kevin went to Division 3 powerhouse Eastern Connecticut State University where he played 2 years under Coach Holowaty.  Kevin then transferred to Division 1 Central Connecticut State University where he played for Coach Hickey.  After college, Kevin went onto play professional baseball for 6 years with the Milwaukee Brewers, New York Yankee and 2 independent league organizations including the Canadian League.  Upon completion of his long professional career Kevin was given the opportunity to coach and instruct at the #1 performance institute in the world IMG Academy located in Bradenton, Florida.  Kevin took the framework of that program north to Connecticut to form the "Athlete Training Institute" (ATI) with Chris Darby. Many of Rival's students have gone on to the Major and Minor leagues and all divisions of college baseball. Kevin is the Head Pitching Coordinator, the Head Coach of the 18u and 19u CT Rivals & CT Huskies within the ATi Baseball Group.   

Kevin is available year round for pitching lessons. 

Kevin "KP" Putkonen 

 

Kevin attended South Windsor High School where he led the State with a massive .629 batting average in 2006. Kevin continued his baseball career by attending one of the nations top JUCO programs Chattahoochee Valley Community College before transferring to Division 1 Samford University.  Kevin played 6 years of independent professional baseball for various teams in which he won 5 professional championships including 2 as a player/manager. KP is the head of Baseball Operations for Ati and also the Head Coach of the 13U CT Whalers for the ATi Baseball Group. 

KP is available year round for hitting lessons. 

Marcus Hill

Marcus played baseball at Newington High School where he was Team Captain, All Conference & All State. After High School, Marcus played baseball at Uconn-Avery Point and played in the Junior College World Series. Uconn Avery Point won the conference & New England title both seasons and Hill batted .351 & .353 as a Freshman & Sophomore at Avery Point. After 2 successful seasons, Hill transferred to CCSU where he played under Charlie Hickey. CCSU won the conference tournament and played in the NCAA tournament eventually losing to National Champion Texas Longhorns.

Marcus is currently the Head Coach for the 17U CT Rivals Baseball Team as part of the ATi Baseball Group.

Marcus is available year round for lessons. 

Adam Neveski

 

Adam attended Naugatuck High School where he earned All-NVL and All Cooper Division Honors.  Adam continued his career at Central Connecticut State University where he excelled as a Pitcher and played collegiate summer baseball for some of the most prestigious programs in the country. While Adam specializes in pitching he also is the 12U Head Coach and 16U Assistant Coach for the CT Whalers and the ATi Baseball Group. 

Adam is available year round for lessons.

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Anthony Ruglio

Anthony attended Rocky Hill High School where he played both varsity baseball and soccer. Anthony has proven to be an accomplished baseball coach for multiple levels of high school and AAU baseball on and off the field by winning multiple league and tournament championships while having over 50 former student athletes go on to play college and professional baseball. Coach Ruglio is currently the 14U Head Coach within the ATi Baseball Group and the Assistant Head Coach for Glastonbury High School. Anthony prides himself in creating a family first mentality within his teams and provides every player with the ability to be successful.     

Anthony is available year round for fielding lessons.

Buddy Dewaine

A 3-time All Area, 3-time All-Conference and 2-time All-State player at Montville High School before committing to CCSU. At CCSU, Buddy continued his winning ways for the Blue Devils winning the NEC Championship in 2021, 2019 & 2017 with NCAA appearances in each of those seasons. Big Game Buddy loved tournament season especially in 2021 earning All-NEC 2nd Team, NEC Tournament MVP and NEC championship All-Tournament Team. In 2019, Buddy was selected as the NEC Player of the week in March, the NEC Championship All-Tournament Team, and NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team. After battling injuries the whole 2021 season Buddy was still able to make a big impact for the Blue Devils and ended his career as a .300 hitter while batting .360 during the 2017, 2019 and 2021 NEC & NCAA Tournaments.

Buddy is currently available year round for lessons.

Bryon "AB" Beckwith

 

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Bryon is available year round for lessons. 

Tyler "Tmac" McIntyre

Four year varsity starter in High School.  Class LL All State at Bristol Central.  Uconn Avery Point Hall of Fame.  Set school records for single season and career for Home Runs, RBI's, Batting Average, extra base hits & total bases.  3 year starter at Central Connecticut State University.  All Conference and All New England honors 2 times.  Played Independent baseball for Rio Grande Valley White Wings and Tiffin Saints. Works on hitting, fielding and Pitching.

Tmac is currently available year round for lessons.

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Jimmy Titus - Infielder

Jimmy Titus is from Stafford, CT and was a 2-time Gatorade Player of the Year for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. He is the first player in state history to win the award twice, as well as the Hartford Courant and Coaches Association POY awards. Titus attended East Catholic High School from 2012-2016 and holds the school records for season batting average, season OBP, overall hits, hits in a season, home runs, doubles, and extra base hits. Jimmy went to Bryant University and played 2 years in 2017 and 2019. He was the NEC rookie of the year in 2017, an NECBL all-star in 2017, a 2-time all-conference selection, as well as 2-time all-region. He finished his 114 game career with 20 home runs, 105 RBI, 29 doubles, and a .319/.397/.532 slash line. Titus was drafted as a redshirt sophomore in the 22nd round of the 2019 draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers and is currently playing in the New York Mets organization. 

Jimmy is available for lessons in late Fall until Late January.

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Zac Susi - Catcher

 

Zac was a 2-time All-State selection while at Southington High School playing for Head Coach Charlie Lembo. Zac went on to become a 3 year starter for the UCONN Huskies and was selected as Team Captain his senior year. Zac was named to the Johnny Bench Award watch list both in 2017 & 2018 the most prestigious award given to college catchers. Susi was selected to the 2018 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team, 2nd Team All-New England and 2nd Team All AAC. In 2018 Zac, led the  Huskies in hitting with a .335 average, .429 OBP and a .402 slugging percentage while reaching base safely in 55 of 56 games including a 49 game streak to end his UCONN career. Behind the dish, Zac showed the skills which would later make him a 12th round selection by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2018 MLB draft by racking up 1238 putouts and 4th all-time. Zac was selected to play for the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod League in 2017 where he would go on to make the All-Star Team playing amongst the best college baseball players in the country. 

Zac is currently available for Catching lessons.