EST Sports

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.


During his coaching tenure, Rit has been involved with the Stamford High School Black Knights Baseball Program for over 20 years. He has coached at all high school levels (Fr, JV, Varsity) and was the SHS Head Varsity Coach for 7 seasons before stepping down to work with his daughters on their softball careers. Rit is currently the Physical Education and Health Department Head at Stamford High School, a certified CPR and First Aid instructor and certified personal trainer.

Steve Buckett - Instuctor

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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 High School. He has worked with many athletes from little league to college, both on baseball and personal fitness. 

Adrian Arango - Instuctor

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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.

Tori Cuscuna - Instructor

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- 3 year starter at SHS

- Current Stamfor High School Head Softball Coach

- Tori graduated with a BA in Special Education


Dana Serricchio - Instructor

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- 4 year starter at SHS

- Springfield College Softball (SS) 2019 - present

- Dana graduated with a BS in Exercise Science - Teaching


                                                 - Dana is currently pursuing her MA in Health Education


Gabby Laccona - Instructor

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- 4 year starter at Westhill High School

- Iona College Sofball (SS) 2017 - 2021

- Gabby graduated with


Mark Serricchio - Instructor

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- 3 year starter at SHS

- Springfield College Baseball (2B) 2017 - 2021

- Mark graduated with a BS in Exercise Science - Teacher


                                                 - Mark is currently teaching Physical Education at Norwalk                                                     High School and is the JV Baseball coach for the Bears.


Pat Teasdale - Instructor

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- 3 year starter at Stamford HS (P, 2B, SS)

- Lesley University Baseball (P) 2021 - present


Nico Kydes - Instructor

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Niko attended and played baseball at Stamford High School from 2015-2019. Niko now attends UMASS Boston where he is the starting catcher for the Nationaly Ranked Beacons.

Jack Hoch - Instructor

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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.


Diego Wirz - Instructor

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