Due to the various tools needed to be successful in baseball and softball, our instructors (while well-rounded in baseball/softball knowledge) specialize in various areas of the game. This, along with the training to work effectively with young players, helps us to meet all of our players' needs. Throughout the camp, our players not only have fun, they also walk away with a better overall understanding of baseball skills and game play situations.
What the EST Team excels in is the ability to "teach" the skills of the game. Sometimes instructors, while having the knowledge and personal skill set, lack the ability to convey concepts and skills to their audience. EST instuctors not only possess the knowledge to help your player develop, but have the training to help your player understand how to develop... this is when results happen. The benefit of having baseball educated instructors with teaching backgrounds is that we understand that there is not only ONE way to get a player to learn and develop.
The EST Team
Rit Lacomis - Director / Head Instructor
Rit Lacomis has been actively involved in the baseball community for numerous years, both playing and coaching. He earned All-FCIAC Honorable Mention recognition at Brien McMahon High School during his senior year ('95). He then went on to play baseball at Southern Connecticut State University while earning his degree in Exercise Science - Teacher Certification. While at SCSU, Rit became the ace of the Owls pitching staff during his Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years being appointed Captain in his Senior year. Upon graduating, Rit held University records for Most Wins in a Career (21), Most Complete Games in a Season (11), and Most Complete Games in a Career (25). He still holds both complete game records and is currently 4th on the Owl's "all-time" career wins list.
Rit is currently the Physical Education and Health Department Head at Stamford High School, a certified CPR and First Aid instructor, certified personal trainer and the former Head Varsity Baseball Coach of the Black Knights.
Steve Buckett - Instuctor
Steve played baseball at Brien McMahon High School graduating in 2007. He was a model of consistent play and hard work while he managed the Senators pitching staff as their starting catcher. Steve brings a lot of baseball knowledge, dedication and intensity to the EST Baseball Team. Post high school, he attended Southern Connecticut State University and graduated with a degree in Exercise Science - Teacher Certification. He currently teaches Physical Education and Health at Stamford High School. Aside from teaching, Steve has also been the Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach at SHS for several years. He has now moved on to become the Head Baseball Coach at Brien McMahon Hogh School. He has worked with many athletes from little league to college, both on baseball and personal fitness.
Adrian Arango - Instuctor
Adrian played baseball at Stamford High School graduating in 2000. He was a two year starter and a captain for the Black Knights in his Senior year earning All-FCIAC West honors as a pitcher. Adrian graduated in 2004 from UCONN Storrs with a degree in Political Science. He has spent three years as an Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach at Stamford High School, two years as an Assistant Varsity Coach at New Canaan High School, and is now the Head Varsity Coach at Greenwich High School. Adrian is a 5th grade teacher at Scofield Magnet in Stamford and is pursuing a Master's Degree in Physical Education.
Jack Hoch - Instructor
Jack, a 3 year starter and captian for the Stamford High School Black Knights brings many tools to the EST team. With the ability to play multiple positions, Jack works with EST players on all facets of the game. Always a role model in the classroom, Jack will attend the University of Notre Dame in the fall.