The 2015 season saw the Wreckers qualify for a school record 8th straight FCIAC tourney slot and tie a school record for wins (22), Staples Baseball went all the way to the FCIAC and State Finals and claimed the Central Division title. 2017 brought a historic LL State Title for the 1st time in school history, along with #1 ranking in Final State poll! Coach McFarland won his 200th career game in the State Championship game beating Amity 5-1 in the final. The 2017 Staples team was awarded Westport Sportspersons of the Year by Fairfield County Sports Commission. The 2018 season was another successful campaign, the Wreckers finished 19-6 and were Division champs, State quarter-finalists, and also FCIAC runner up. 2019 was a record setting season for Staples Baseball, finishing 25-3 and being the first team since 1986 to win the FCIAC and the LL State titles in the same year. The Wreckers finished #1 in CT and broke the 2015 school record for Wins with 25! The Wreckers finished in the final Top 10 poll for the 4th time in 5 years! The 2023 season saw the Wreckers add another division title ,Gatorade Player of the Year and a trip to the LL State Championship game .
*Overall Record 293 -136 winning 70%
*FCIAC Champions- 2008,2009,2011, 2019
*FCIAC Regular Season Champions – 2009 (14-4) 2010 (16-2) 2014 (16-2) 2019 (14-2)
*FCIAC Runner-Up –2006, 2015, 2018
*Division Champions –2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019,2023
*LL State Finalist –2015,2023
*LL State Champions – 2017 Ranked #1 CT New Haven Register!
*LL State Champions – 2019 Ranked #1 in CT!
Coach Sikorski is entering his 7th season with the Wreckers as batting coach. Under his guidance the 2018 team had a .331 team batting average with an on base % of .439 and slugging % of .500. Both team records in the restricted bat era. While at Staples Brian has had numerous All League, All Area, and All State players.
Prior to Staples Brian spent 30 years working at the Walt Disney Company ABC/ESPN business unit. Brian graduated from New Canaan High School where he played 3 varsity sports during his high school career. In 2010 he was inducted into their Hall of Fame. Brian attended Villanova University on a 4-year Academic/Athletic scholarship where he graduated from their business school of commerce and finance. Brian’s father Joseph was a coach and athletic director at NCHS. During his 34 years there he was one of the founding members of the FCIAC and is a member of both the FCIAC and CIAC Hall of Fames. His two sons played for Coach McFarland and were on his FCIAC Championship teams. Brian lives in Westport with his wife Mary, and two sons Joe and Jimmy.
Coach Avery returns for his 15th season coaching high school baseball and his 9th at Staples High School. Coach Avery has been the first base coach/bench coach for six seasons at Staples High School. Coach Avery works as a hitting instructor, outfielder instructor and specializes in offensive tactics and defensive strategies. He was an assistant baseball coach at Saint Joseph High School for five seasons before his tenure at Staples High School. He has also coached various teams for the Trumbull Legion baseball program from 2006-2010. He was recognized as the 2007 Junior Legion Coach of the Year after winning a state championship and regional runner-up. Coach Avery also coached football at Saint Joseph High School, Staples High School and Stratford High School. His previous stint was as the Defensive Coordinator for the Stratford High School football team in 2015. He was a three-year starter in the outfield for the Quinnipiac University baseball team where he was the captain in 2003. He teaches Physical Education and Health at Stratford High School and resides in Trumbull, CT with his wife Danielle and two children.
Coach Buswell enters his 3rd year at Staples H.S. ,Bob has extensive experience coaching at the High School and College level.Coach Buswell has coached at Brookfield H.S.,Milford Academy , and University of Bridgeport.Bob played his high school ball at Trumbull H.S. and collegiately at Flagler College and Eastern Connecticut State University.Coach Buswell resides in Oxford with his wife Michelle and his 2 daughters Rebecca and Christina.
Coach Caetano enters his 13th season with the Wreckers baseball staff. He has played baseball his entire life and was born an avid Yankee fan. He graduated from Amity High School and Southern Connecticut State University. He teaches Physical Education and Health at Staples.Mike resides in Orange, CT.
Coach Smith played his HS baseball at McMahon HS,he currently is a paraprofessional at Staples in the special ed dept,and an assistant basketball coach in the girls basketball program at Staples.