The Gunnery Baseball Program has had a long and successful tradition. Baseball was one of the earliest sports established at Mr. Gunn’s school in 1858. The village green by the Washington First Congregational Church was the site of the first known photograph of a baseball game in 1869 between The Gunnery and New Milford teams and served as the inside cover to Ken Burn’s book and documentary “Baseball- An Illustrated History”.
The Gunnery competes in the New England Prep Baseball League with Berkshire, Canterbury, Cheshire, Millbrook, Pomfret, Salisbury, Suffield, Wilbraham & Monson, and Williston-Northhampton. The program has consistently finished near the top of the league standings and captured the league championship in 2004, 2007 and 2009. Gunnery baseball players have gone on to compete at the NCAA Division I, II, and III levels and a few have even continued their careers in professional baseball. Graduates have most recently gone off to play at Old Dominion, George Washington, Central Connecticut, and Boston College. Each year the program spends a week of spring training in Florida and also plays a game at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, New York at the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The program’s philosophy is a very simple one: to improve each day and to play hard and play smart, while developing a respect for the game itself. Through this philosophy a player is able to learn the game and best prepare himself to play at the next level, if that is his ambition.
Jeff has been a superior teacher of biology and anatomy and physiology for many years. Additionally, he has three times been selected among Maine public school coaches as Coach of the Year (twice for baseball, once for soccer). Formerly a scout for the Toronto Blue Jays, Jeff now coaches Falmouth in the Cape Cod Baseball League during the summers. Jeff is a dorm parent in Browne, coaches girls varsity soccer and heads the baseball program.
Richard arrived at The Gunnery in the summer of 2003. He is the chair of the English department, teaches junior and senior English, and coaches cross-country and baseball. His interests include reading, hiking, and following the Detroit Tigers. He lives in Whittlesey with his wife, Laura '90, and their three children – Isabel '20, Luke, and Amelia.
Ann & Henry Zarrow Chair for Math & Science 2011-2014
Noto Family Chair for Dedicated Service 2015-2018
Anne S. and Ogden D. Miller Senior Master 2014 - Present
Appreciated for his animated teaching style and dry humor, Ed is a master at teaching students to appreciate the discipline of math, perhaps because of his double major in mathematics and psychology. Ed has served as Department Chair, and continues to teach a range of mathematics courses. While he currently coaches Cross country and Baseball, he enjoys participating in and coaching many sports. He enjoys reading, country music, and following the New York Yankees. He lives in Morehouse House with his wife Peggy and their two yellow labs, Tucker and Huckabee where they frequently entertain their grandson, Aiden Robert Small.