The Canterbury varsity baseball program is a member of the Western New England Prep Baseball League. The league is divided into an Eastern “Cleary” Division and Western “Young” Division. Canterbury competes in the Young Division against Salisbury, Gunnery, Berkshire and Millbrook. Inter-divisional play against Suffield, Williston, Pomfret, Wilbraham & Monson and Cheshire Academy round out the 13-game league schedule. Additional non-league games against other regional opponents complete the regular season, culminating with a play-off between the Young and Cleary divisions.
The Saints’ coaches use many tools in order to get the best out of the players. Right View Pro, a video analysis program, assists the coaches in breaking down swing and pitching mechanics. They also use an extensive “Baseball Playbook” which teaches the student/athletes baseball skills as well as life lessons.
The passion and expertise of the coaching staff combined with a competitive league and non-league schedule make Canterbury a desirable destination for baseball players to flourish. Many players go on to compete at the collegiate level, and some continue on to the professional level. In July 2020, Baylor Sundhahl ’15 began playing professionally with the Sussex County Miners.
Todd has been the head coach of Varsity Baseball at Canterbury since 2013. He was a four-year varsity letter winner on the Varsity Baseball team at Clark University, MA and was named team captain his senior year. While at Clark, Todd was awarded several academic and athletic awards and holds the single season and career RBI records. He tied for the single season home run and was awarded the Most Outstanding Student/Athlete for all sports at Clark during his senior season. Todd then earned his MBA at Clark while serving as the graduate assistant coach. He has coached at Frozen Ropes Academy, CT and Greens Farms Academy, CT and is currently the Director/Coach of Baseball U Connecticut 16U AAU.
Sean Milano is an Assistant Coach for the Varsity Baseball Team. A standout baseball and football player at Guilford High School, Sean went on to play football at Williams College, MA, where he was a two-year starter at strong safety. Sean is currently in his ninth year coaching and teaching math at the prep school level. After a prior stint at Canterbury, he spent the past two years as an assistant baseball coach at Salisbury School, CT where the team had a combined record of 21-12, earning WNEPBL playoff berths in both years. Now back at Canterbury, Sean, who also coaches Varsity Football, lives in Duffy House with his family.