NORWALK, CT – November 3, 2018 – Former Mets Manager Bobby Valentine and UConn head coach Jim Penders head the panel appearing at a special discussion on Tuesday night November 6, 7 p.m., at Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk, geared toward preparing ambitious high school players to advance to the next level.
“Things have changed dramatically for young players on the way up just in the last 10 years,” said Brien McMahon head coach John Cross. “We wanted to bring together a bunch of different perspectives on what it takes to advance in the game after high school.”
Valentine and Penders will be joined by Kevin Morton (former Boston Red Sox pitcher and NCAA All American at Seton Hall, and also a McMahon alum), Mike Scott (current Darien High School head coach and a former Big East Player of the Year at UConn), and Bryan Daniello (Connecticut Gatorade Player of the Year out of McMahon, and an All ACC Tournament Team member also while playing at UConn).
“We’re pleased to be able to support this kind of quality programming,” said Dave Schulz, Commissioner of the FCIAC. “More and more FCIAC alums are popping up in college and even the pro ranks in baseball, and we’re very proud of that.”
The event will take place in McMahon’s Center for Global Studies Conference room. The event will also be live streamed by FCIAC official streaming partner LocalLive of Stamford, Ct. The event is sponsored by the Brien McMahon Baseball Dug Out Club, the FCIAC, LocalLive and the Fairfield County Sports Commission.
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LocalLive is an innovative digital-video company headquartered in Stamford, CT., that is changing the landscape of streaming high school sports. LocalLive’s core technology is specialized, custom-built and remotely operated digital cameras that work in any weather conditions and have their own 4G internet service. Once installed, LocalLive’s cameras can capture every event that happens at a given venue – indoor or outdoor, any sport, any level, any times – in high-definition video with no additional work for school staff. LocalLive’s specialized software allows our producers to control each camera remotely following the game action, updating scores and providing an amazing viewing experience on desktop computer, tablet or smartphone. LocalLive launched in March of 2017.
About the FCIAC
The FCIAC is made up of 17 schools from 12 towns and cities located in Fairfield County. The FCIAC sponsors 28 sports for boys and girls, providing regular season league schedules along with securing playoff sites and running FCIAC championship tournaments. The league has a Board of Directors made up of administrators and coaches from the league along with a panel of league advisors who are retired athletic directors and former league administrators. The commissioner of the FCIAC is Dave Schulz, the assistant commissioner is Joe Madaffari, and Norwalk AD Doug Marchetti is the league president for 2018 to 2020. The FCIAC is a highly competitive league, and captured 36 state championships and 27 runner-ups during the 2017-18 school year. For further information on the FCIAC, go to www.fciac.net.