NFA names new baseball coach
Anthony Turgeon has been named the new baseball coach at Norwich Free Academy.
“In the current environment of high school athletics, I have great confidence in Coach Turgeon and his ability to prepare our student athletes for any scenario,” said NFA Athletic Director Roy Wentworth. “His familiarity with our program and our student-athletes is essential in these times. His previous coaching experience, outstanding playing career and overall knowledge of the game make him the right person for our program.”
“My experience at NFA, my time developing programs for high school players in clinics and during off-season programs and my time as a collegiate athlete has prepared me for this tremendous opportunity,” said Turgeon, who succeeds Luke Gabordi. “I am fortunate to have been part of successful programs in my career, and leading NFA is a great honor.”
Turgeon, who teaches physical education and health at NFA, has served as the varsity assistant coach since 2014. He has also managed the Groton Wildcats in the Greater New Haven Fall League and been a private baseball clinic coach for players at all levels, including Division I athletes.
As a player, Turgeon was a four-year starter at Central Connecticut State University. He was a team captain and recognized as a scholar athlete, including being named to the Travelers All-Academic Team. He played two years for the Mystic Schooners in the New England Collegiate Baseball League and he also played in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League and the Arizona Colllegiate Wood Bat League. He was an all-star in both leagues. Turgeon played at Fitch High School, earning all-state honors in his senior season.
Turgeon received his physical education degree from Central and went on to earn his master’s in teaching from Sacred Heart University.