Giano takes charge of the varsity baseball program

September 3, 2021

Anthony Giano has been named the new head coach of the varsity baseball program at Cheshire Academy.

Giano has worked at CA since 2015, including as assistant coach of the varsity and junior varsity baseball programs. He has nearly 30 years of coaching experience. His three sons have attended CA—Antonio ’19, Dante ’20, and Luca ’23—and his wife, Kristin Ornato-Giano, is the school’s student activities coordinator.

“It’s a great opportunity and it’s something I wanted to do,” Giano said. “I want to thank Head of School Julie Anderson, Associate Head of School David Dykeman, and Director of Athletics Jim McCarthy for this opportunity.”

Giano said the team has a good mix of young and seasoned players. He’s ready to start training and eager to get the season started. “I really feel like I can give back to the kids, get the right student-athletes here to the school through recruiting, and really push the program to the next level. We’re going to grow as a team.”

McCarthy spoke highly of Giano’s coaching experience, and is excited about the future of the program. “Anthony’s passion for the game and familiarity with our school culture make him a great fit to lead our program. In addition, I’d like to thank David Dykeman for all the time and effort he gave to the program and all our student-athletes for the past three years.”