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 college baseballs loved coach Holowaty. Kevin then transferred to Division 1 Central Connecticut State University where he played for the well respected 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 coach and instruct at the #1 performance institute in the world IMG academy located in Bradenton, Florida. Kevin has since taken that program up north to Connecticut to form the "Athlete Training Institute" (ATI) where he has any students in the Major and Minor leagues and all divisions of college baseball. Kevin is in charge of all baseball operations and structuring at ATI (New England's programming for all participating athletes).
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.
Scott is new to the ATI Team this fall. He is from Northern California where he attended San Ramon Valley High School. He was a 3 year Varsity team member and an AFLAC All-American pitcher. He went on to play at Division 1 UCLA from 2010-2012. While there he helped the team attend Two College World Series: placing 2nd & 5TH. In 2012 he was a Team Captain for coach John Savage while receiving First Team all PAC-12 honors as their closer posting a 1.10 ERA during PAC-12 play. The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Scott after the 2012 season in the 8th round. He spent 5 years playing in the minor leagues with the Dodgers working his way up to AA. In 2017 Scott signed with the Colorado Rockies and just wrapped up a successful 2018 campaign with the Hartford Yardgoats pitching 59 innings with a 3.40 ERA. He has been coaching since he was in College and brings an exciting new weighted ball program to ATI for velocity development.
Connor attended Bristol Eastern High school. After High School Connor attended Central Connecticut State University where he played under Coach Charlie Hickey and Coach Pat Hall. Connor was a 4 year starter and he was 1st team all conference. After college Connor played for the Keene Swamp Bats in the New England Collegiate Baseball League where he was named to the 2014 All Star team and then for the Bourne Braves in the Cape Cod League. Connor is currently playing pro ball in the Los Angles Angles minor league system.
Kevin attended South Windsor High School where he led the State in batting average in 2006 by hitting .629. 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.
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Chris was drafted out of High School while he was living in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic by the Pittsburgh Pirates where he played 6 years in the Pirates organization. In the summer of 2018 Chris played with the Dominican National team. Chris currently works out and teaches at ATI.
Zac was a 3 year starter at UCONN where he earned the honors of 2 time AAC Player of the Week and 2018 2nd team All AAC Captain. Zac also was a 2017 Cape Cod League all star while playing for the Bourne Braves. In 2018 Zac was named the CT American Legion College Player of the Year. Zac was drafted in the 12th round of the 2018 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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.
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 has been coaching with AAU Baseball for over 6 seasons of various age groups from 11U to 16U. Hill has also been providing private lessons for over a decade to several players that have gone on to play college baseball and professionally.
Chris was a four-year letter winner as member of the Conard High Varsity baseball team while being recognized as a 2-time all conference, Junior Select and All-state player. Chris attended the University of New Haven where he was 2-time all-conference, 2-time all-region and a member of the 2013 conference championship team. Chris was drafted by the Tampa Rays in 2014 in the first Year Players Draft as an outfielder, playing a year in Port Charlotte, Florida with the Gulf Coast League Rays. Coaching stints in Antioch, CA with 15u Perk’s Titans, Assistant coach for Hall High JV and Varsity programs in 2015. The assistant coach of Conard High Varsity for the 2016 campaign. Most recently grad assistant at University of New Haven.
Harry attended both the University of Vermont and Central Connecticut State University as a Pitcher. After college Harry played professional baseball in Germany for 4 years. During his career in Germany Harry was ranked as the #2 pitcher in the country in 2013 and was part of the German National team from 2012 - 2014 where the team won the European Championship in both 2012 & 2014. Harry was also named to the German All Star team in 2013 & 2014.
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. Adam then went on and played in the Cape Cod Baseball League.
Morgan was Dartmouth's first ever Ivy League Player of the Year in 2014 and a 1st team All Ivy League Selection. Morgan was also a 2x Second team All Ivy League Selection and a 2x All Ivy League Honorable Mention Selection as a pitcher. Morgan was part of the back-to-back Ivy League Championships teams in 2014 and 2015 and was part of the back-to-back teams in the NCAA D1 Tournament in 2014 and 2015. Morgan attended High School in Oaklahoma where she received CoSIDA Academic All district honors and was an All State Selection and a Oklahoma High School State Champion.
Dan is from Colchester CT and has been coaching baseball for 15yrs with 10 of those years coaching travel AAU. Dan has coached ages 9-18 and has numerous league championships, regional and local tournament championships under his belt which includes 6 East Shore league championships, 4 Perfect Game Tournament Championships. Dan was also awarded Northeast Triple Crown team of the year in 2012. Dan has coached many players that are now playing at the college level or above. Dan can be found at ATI working clinics and helping run the CT Whalers and CT Rivals program. Dan coaches spring baseball as well as the summer 17u/18u team along side Kevin Rival which has produced 4 Firecracker Tournament Championships and 3 League Championships