Born May 14, 1996, Isaiah Rivera was raised in Newington, Connecticut. As a ballplayer for Newington High School, Rivera was on an LL State Championship team. He was named to the All-State and All-Conference teams in junior and senior seasons. The Hartford Courant selected him as part of Connecticut’s Fab 15 select team. Rivera went on to earn Dean’s List honors and a Challenge to Achieve Award as a Freshman at Pace University. He transferred to the University of Bridgeport and was a key player on the baseball team until graduating in 2018. Rivera is currently a para educator at Hartford Public High School and is pursuing a career as a Special Education teacher. Rivera volunteers as a coach for the New Britain Little League and has been an assistant basketball coach at Hartford Public. Rivera, who lives in Bristol, has played in the GHTBL since 2017.