First-year head coach Peter Jay has been GFA's Pitching Coach since 2019, and before then, he burnished fine coaching credentials as an Assistant Coach at Notre Dame-West Haven from 2015 through 2018, where he was part of a 2016 Class L State Championship winning club. Coach Jay has been coaching with Baseball U CT since 2013.
He graduated from Shelton HS and played collegiately at the University of New Haven, where he led the Chargers to two NCAA Division II Regional appearances (2010, 2013) and a 2013 NE10 Championship in which he was named Most Valuable Player. Coach Jay was also a finalist for the Josh Willingham Award that year, awarded annually by Perfect Game to NCAA Division II’s most valuable player who not only excels on the diamond, but also in the dugout, clubhouse and on the practice field. During his illustrious 2013 season, Peter set the UNH single-season record with 14 saves and sported a 0.36 ERA.