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Front Office

  • Bob Baird
        General Manager
  • Rob Baird
        Assistant
        General Manager

    Field Staff

  • John Stratton
        Manager
  • Kristine Botto Drust
        Associate Head Coach
  • Amber Radomski
        Player / Coach
  • John Stratton
    Field Manager (40th Year)

    John Stratton begins his 40th year as a member of the Brakettes softball family. Since 1995 John has served as manager of the club and has done a great job of keeping the team's reputation for excellence alive and thriving. In 2006 John served as the manager of the Connecticut Brakettes of the National Pro Fastpitch league and he led them to a runner-up finish in both the regular season and the NPF Championship Series before returning to the Stratford Brakettes in 2007.

    During his 22-year managerial career (which includes the 1976 season when he filled in for Ralph Raymond) he has led them to six ASA National Championships, one runner-up finish and five third place finishes.

    A graduate of Stratford High School and the University of Bridgeport, Stratton is a retired physical education teacher in the New Canaan school system. John is one of the country's top pitching clinicians and he has been inducted into both the Connecticut ASA and Collegiate Halls of Fame, while his wife Micki (Rosemary Machietto) was the first Brakettes player inducted into the National ASA Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City.

    John is enjoying his retirement from his post as pitching coach at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, which he held from 2000-2010. At FAU, Stratton worked for Joan Joyce, the former Brakettes pitcher and National ASA Hall of Famer.

    John's son Jay, a former minor league baseball player, managed the Stratford Brakettes to their 27th National ASA title in 2006. Jay is married to former Brakettes catcher Keri McCallum Stratton. They have a daughter, McKenna and a son, Conner.