After 11 seasons as head coach of Derby baseball, Sumner Sochrin said he was let go ” a couple days ago.” The coach said the school did not give him much feedback on why he was let go.
“The athletic director said it’s time for a change,” Sochrin said.
Athletic Director Joe Orazietti declined to comment. Sochrin, who is 80, led Derby to its first NVL title in 54 years back in 2012 and a 13-10 record last season. Sochrin had coaching stints at Bridgeport Central and Law during his 40 years as a baseball coach.
“I’m not happy about (the AD’s decision.)” he said. “I figure you’d still have a couple of years to do something. But that’s their choice, so I’m not going to argue with them.”
Sohrin said he is pleased with what he accomplished at Derby. He said he is proud of his players and they were very competitive. He said he has not told any of his returning players that he will not be coach next season. He said he is not sure of what to do after baseball at Derby.
“I’m sitting around doing nothing right now,” he said. “If something pops up and I could help somebody, I’d be more than happy, but I don’t know what’s going to happen.”