Born on August 11, 1943, in Hartford, CT, Tom Abbruzzese is the longest serving manager in GHTBL history. He is a graduate of Wethersfield High School and Fairfield University (1965). Abbruzzese coached the Junior and Senior Division of the Jaycee Courant League from 1971 to 1978. He entered his first twilight team, Society for Savings, into the GHTBL in the summer of 1976. Abbruzzese’s franchise was also sponsored by Bank Boston Bank and then became People’s United Bank in the summer of 2000. His franchise has amassed 15 Regular Season Titles and Playoff Championships. Abbruzzese earned a Doctorate of Education from the University of Connecticut (1996). His current profession is as Director of Adult Education, in Newington, CT. Previously he was a Vice Principal of Ledyard High School Ledyard High School (1974-1995) and before that, Recreation Leader for the City of Hartford (1963-1976), According to Abbruzzese, he is, “thankful not only for the outstanding players I have had the privilege of coaching and continue to have, but most importantly for their exceptional character as well. These two qualities are the ingredients for success.” Abbruzzese resides in Wethersfield, CT.