Varsity Head Coach Jack McFarland

Coach McFarland has led the Wreckers to the FCIAC Championship game in 2006, 2008, 2009,2011 and 2015..  The Wreckers won the FCIAC Championship in 2008 and 2009, winning back-to-back Championships for the first time in school history, and won the Title again in 2011 to make it 3 FCIAC Championships in 4 years for the Wreckers.  In 2009, Coach McFarland was named FCIAC Baseball Coach of the Year, and in 2011 Coach McFarland received the Coaching Award from the Westport Sportsmen.  The 2015 season saw the Wreckers qualify for a school record 8th straight FCIAC tourney slot and tie a school record for wins (22),StaplesBaseball went all the way to the FCIAC and State  Finals and claimed the  Central Division title.Since his arrival in 2005 the program has  had numerous players earn All-League, All-Area,All Metro and All-State recognition ,also a major initiative was accomplished in 2009 with the renovation of the Staples Baseball Field which included new dugouts,new infield, underground drainage system,and an outdoor batting  cage. Coach McFarland has also been an assistant coach for the Staples Football program since 1995; in 2004 he was named the CHSCA Assistant Coach of the Year. He is currently an Assistant Dean at Staples. Jack resides in Monroe with his wife Norma; they have 4 daughters-18 year old twins Kelly and Kenzie, 14 year old Megan and Abby who just turned 9.


*Overall Record  175-89


*FCIAC Champions- 2008,2009,2011

*FCIAC Regular Season Champions   2009 (14-4) 2010 (16-2) 2014 (16-2)

*FCIAC 2006,2015 Runner-Up

*Division Champions 2009,2010,2014,2015

*LL State Finalist 2015

Phone: 341-1286

Varsity Assistant Coach Bob Smoler

Coach Smoler is in his 10th year coaching the Staples Varsity baseball team, working with the pitchers and catchers. Coach Smoler played catcher at both Scarsdale High School in New York and at Colgate University. Since 1993 he has coached various baseball teams in Westport involving children ages 9-18 years of age. He also runs all the town baseball programs in Westport for children age 13 and over. Coach Smoler is a certified Math teacher at Fairfield-Warde High School.

Varsity Pitching Coach

Varsity Assistant Coach Keith Avery

Coach Avery enters his eighth season coaching high school baseball,and his 4th at Staples High School.  For the past five years he has been an Assistant Varsity Coach for Saint Joseph High School. He has also coached various teams for the Trumbull Legion baseball program for the past six years.  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 for four years as an Assistant Varsity Coach. He played as a starter for three years 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 Milford, CT with his wife Danielle.