Rich Sammon




Rich's Bio
Rich Sammon delivers more than 30 years of baseball and practitioner knowledge along with coaching experience at both the youth and high school levels. Rich was partnered with The Sports Academy of CT/NY in Danbury, CT and has recently extended a partnership with The Factory in Norwalk, CT to deliver quality baseball instruction primarily with pitching as well as hitting, infield/outfield and catching positions of the game.
As a Player
Rich was a high school prospect scouted by former head major league scout Ralph DiLullo and recruited to an NJCAA baseball program whose team reached the State Regional Finals to the College World Series both seasons and where nine teammates were drafted during that time. Rich also played at the D2 level and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business. Rich played summers in the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League (ACBL). Rich continues to play baseball for various men’s adult baseball teams in CT as well as various tournament teams notably in the men’s annual Roy Hobbs Tournament in Fort Myers, FL.
As a Coach
Rich coaches at the High School & American Legion levels and has also coached in Little League, Babe Ruth, and AAU Levels.
As a Practitioner
Rich established the Director of Player Training & Development position for Ridgefield Little League. Rich has also organized player development clinics, presented at league safety clinics on pitching, facilitated pre-season winter workouts for youth and high school players and also was a formal Pitching Instructor for the Athletes Performance Zone (APZ) 360 Program at the Golf Performance Center in Ridgefield and served on the Ridgefield Babe Ruth Board of Directors as the Director of Travel Baseball.
As a Body of KNowledge
Rich instructs using the latest scientific pitching research most notably as a Level 5 (Mastery) NPA Certified Coach with Tom House’s National Pitching Association as well as other methods and athletic training along with local and national industry memberships from the following organizations/associations. Rich also has standard CT CIAC approved Coach Training, CPR, First-Aid & Concussion Training.

On the Home front Rich is married to his wife Dianne and has two college sons who both attend Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and play collegiate baseball for the Tigers during their tenure at RIT.