COACHING STAFF

Scott Chiasson (General Manager & 16U Fall Manager) 

Since being drafted in the fifth round of the 1998 First Year Player Draft by the Kansas City Royals after his junior season at Eastern (the Warriors’ highest pick ever in the summer draft), the 6-foot-3 inch, 200-pound Norwich, Conn. native has compiled 69 saves and 458 strikeouts in just under 500 innings over 259 minor league games. At Eastern, he was named first-team All-America as a junior in 1998, when he won six games and saved ten and pitched the Warriors to their third national championship.After appearing in just 13 games in the Chicago organization in the summer of 1998, Chiasson was sent to the Oakland A’s in June of 1999 as a player-to-be-named later for major leaguer Jay Witasick. After winning 11 games and striking out 150 in 156 innings as a starting pitcher for Visalia in the Class A California in 2000, Chiasson was converted to a fulltime closer by the Cubs after being selected by Chicago as the No. 1 choice in the Rule V draft that winter. In that role, he made himself into one of the organization’s Top Ten prospects. That summer, he earned a spot in the Futures’ Game, collecting 34 saves in 63 games while splitting the 2001 season between Class AA West Tennessee and Class AAA Iowa.As a late-season major league call-up in both 2001 and 2002, Chiasson pitched a total of 11 1/3 innings in ten games out of the bullpen for the Cubs, winning one game and losing one with an 11.12 ERA. Ironically, his first big-league appearance came against the Cincinnti Reds on Sept. 19, 2001, when he struck out two batters in an inning. His major league win to date came later that month when he pitched 1/3 of an inning in a 7-6 win over the Houston Astros at Wrigley Field.  In six games with Chicago that year, he was 1-1 with a 2.70 ERA, six strikeouts and two walks. Scott played 7 more seasons bouncing from U.S. to Japan and then to Mexico before officially retiring in 2011.


Seth Traystman (18U Coach)

Seth returns for his sixth year with the Hurricanes and will be his 5th season with the 18U team. Seth was able to lead the 18U program in their inaugural season(2016) to a huge season. The 18U team went to the National Tournament in Virginia and led them to a National Championship and finished 9-1 overall in the tournament and 23-12 record on the season. In 2017, 18U Canes returned to Virginia Triple Crown National Championships and had another great showing but fell short and finished 3rd. Seth has spent the last four years as the assistant coach at Ledyard High School and has helped lead the Colonels to a 53-38 record with five wins in the State Tournament.

Ben Desaulnier (16U Manager)

Ben returns to the Canes for his second season as the manager of 16U Canes. Last season, Ben lead the 14U Canes to their inaugural season and had incredible success with the young group. After an excellent summer, Ben lead the 16U team in the fall to a 19-5-2 record with two Championships and four finals appearances at the CT Sportsplex.

Ben was a 2016 Graduate of Killingly High School, two year Captain, and a 4 year starter at First Base for the Redmen. As an All-ECC First baseman, he has the school record for RBI’s and doubles. Ben also played 6 years for Danielson Legion, where he was a two-time All-Zone player. He was a member of the first ever CT Hurricanes team back in 2013 and continued to play every year through graduation. In 2016, Ben was a member of the CT Hurricanes team that won the USBC Triple Crown National Championship.

Kolby Reggione (16U Assistant Coach)

Kolby returns for his 2nd year as the assistant coach for the 16U. Kolby was a four year member of the Keene State Owls baseball program and graduated in 2018. Kolby was an All-ECC baseball player at Woodstock Academy and All-Zone American Legion baseball player for Danielson.

Anthony Viteritto (14U Manager)

Bryan Harper (Catching Coordinator)

Bryan is entering his second season with the Hurricanes and his 1st as the catching coordinater. Bryan was born in Amsterdam, NY. He grew up in Gales Ferry, Connecticut, attending Ledyard elementary and middle schools and Saint Bernard High School in Montville, Connecticut. At Saint Bernard High school, he played basketball and baseball at the varsity level for all four years and was voted among his peers, as a captain for both sports. He excelled in baseball and was an all-conference catcher in baseball his junior and senior year and honored as an all-state catcher in his senior year. In the summers he played American Legion for Ledyard Pawcatuck where he was selected by his coaches to attend the Rawlings future’s game. After high school he attended Eastern Connecticut State University where he played baseball for the Warriors, helping his team secure the Little East Championship during his freshman season. The following year, he transferred to Western Connecticut State University and played for the Colonels as a catcher/third basemen hitting .274 during his junior year. His senior year he primarily caught and ended his senior year hitting .296 with FPCT of .983. He ended his career throwing out 41 base runners during his 4 years at college. He graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and his currently employed at Electric Boat as a Contracts Analyst.

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