When Middlesex School reluctantly shut down its campus back in mid-March, Zebras' head baseball coach John Morrissey knew he had quite a predicament on his hands. With the baseball season cancelled as part of the fallout, Morrissey realized a variety of emotions would soon follow. Albeit, none of them were expected to be positive.
Fortunately, Morrissey had a plan in place. An advocate in the process of team building, Morrissey had already hired noted life coach Jeff Levin to assist his players in the reinforcement of team relationships, and expression of ideas about various subjects in preparation for the upcoming season.
However, once the coronavirus hit, the strategy during those early team-building classes took a sudden turn. Although the original premise of the sessions still remains intact, the course of action, under the direction of Levin, has been adjusted some due to the lifestyle changes all of us are currently facing due to the virus.
Morrissey was first introduced to Levin through a friend of a friend. Morrissey was looking for someone who could work with his son, Eoin, a sophomore at Middlesex, and a member of the baseball team. Morrissey, along with his wife Aisling, felt the need to fortify Eoin's own confidence level both as a person and a player. When Morrissey brought Levin in to work with his son, he says the two formed a cohesive partnership from the get-go. From those sessions, Morrissey began noticing positive changes in Eoin's overall development and belief in oneself.