STAMFORD — Another chapter in the long history of the Trinity Catholic High School baseball program will be written in the spring as Ryan Quinn has been hired as the Crusaders’ new coach.
The 30-year-old Quinn comes to Trinity after spending the last three seasons at Rye Country Day School in New York.
Quinn joined the Wildcats as an assistant coach in 2015. As head coach in 2017, Quinn directed Rye Country Day to the 2017 Fairchester Athletic Association Championship. The Wildcats defeated Brunswick in the FAA final.
“The team was 12-12 in 2016 and graduated seven seniors. We had seven first-time starters including some sophomores and freshmen,” Quinn recounted. “We had a group of dedicated kids who put it all together.”
Rye Country Day’s pitching staff was anchored by right-hander Enzo Stefanoni of Darien, who amassed a record-setting 40 wins in his career and is currently a member of the Harvard University baseball squad.
Quinn is embracing the challenge of moving from the FAA to the 17-team FCIAC. Quinn takes over at Trinity Catholic for retired Hall of Fame baseball coach Tracy Nichols.
“I’m excited to work with a Trinity Catholic baseball program that has a wealth of history,” Quinn said. “And I look forward to contending with the larger enrollment schools in the FCIAC. FCIAC baseball plays to a high standard. I want to see Trinity Catholic compete for a long time.”
Quinn was a third baseman, catcher and pitcher in his high school baseball playing days at Lyman Memorial High School in Lebanon. Quinn focused on pitching at Southern New Hampshire College and later played for the Worcester (Mass.) Tornadoes in the CANAM League.
Quinn has a great understanding of the Stamford local baseball scene. He has taught for the past four years at Cloonan Middle Schooland is also an instructor at Bobby Valentine’s Baseball Academy.
“The intracity baseball rivalry with Stamford High and Westhill High will be fun,” Quinn said. “I’m also familiar with King and St. Luke’s from my days in the FAA. I’m looking forward to building baseball relationships throughout Stamford.”
This will be Quinn’s ninth year of coaching at age groups from youth baseball to Division III college baseball.
“I want to be a clear communicator. I want every player to be clear on his role within the team,” Quinn said. “When everyone understands their role it leads to individual pride in the team. Doing our best on a daily basis is the standard I want to kids to live up to.”