Meet The Team

Owner & Trainer

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Gus Constantino

I started Bottom 9 Sports Academy for the love of the game. As a young player I had big dreams of playing at the Pro level but was told many times it would not be possible. My family and a few great people, however, told me to always go after my dreams. So that's just what I did. After graduating from Oxford High School I went on Scholarship to County College of Morris. After I transferred to Western CT State University to play my last 2 years of College baseball. I then went out to the Arizona Winter League hit .330BA and was given a contract to play in the USPBL in 2016. Went back out to Arizona for the Dessert League of Professional Baseball 2016. In 2017 I was given a new contract to go and play in Kentucky for the Thoroughbred Professional Baseball League. After a strong season I was offered another contract to play for the New Hampshire Wild in the Empire League of Professional Baseball 2018. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to play in Mexico as well as Puerto Rico. I have been a High School Coach since 2016. I was able to accomplish many things from winning national championships and playing all over the country and many parts of the world, and now looking to aspire and train athletes of all ages, who want to get better and have the B9 team in their corner.

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Matt Altieri

Coach Matt Altieri recently retired as a Head Baseball Coach at Mark T. Sheehan High School in Wallingford where he was a coach for 25 years. During that time, the Titans won 4 State Championships (2001, 2004, 2010, 2015) and were runner-up one time. He was the New Haven Register Coach of the Year in 2001. Coach Altieri was a Hall of Fame inductee in 2016 as well as a Connecticut High School Coaches Association Baseball Coach of the Year nominee in Connecticut. Coach Altieri has sent numerous players to the college ranks. He has two former players now playing Professionally. Before taking over the reins at Sheehan he was an Assistant Coach at Quinnipiac University for two years and was Head Baseball Coach at Guilford High School. His overall coaching record was 362-311. He is currently Head Coach of the Wallingford Silver Storm in the Connecticut College  Baseball League. 

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Bryan Rossetti

Coach Bryan Rossetti Played at Seymour High School as a 6'3" 200lb Outfielder. After Graduating From Seymour, Bryan went off to play for DII Post University for 4 years. Just finishing up his time at Post University Bryan is full of knowledge and energy about the game of baseball, and what it takes to be a college level athlete. A young energetic trainer with a lot of skill. There's no better way to learn than from someones who's been there!

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