Connecticut coach Bob Hetu has spent the last 28 years as a coach, mentor and on-field fundamental strategist.
He'll continue in that role as he restarts the baseball program at Putnam Science Academy in Putnam, Conn. Hetu recently accepted the position after filling that same role in a three-year stint (2019-2021) with St. Thomas More. Putnam Science Academy cut its baseball program in 2013 and only recently voted to restore the program.
Being paid a coaching stipend, Hetu longed for a full-time position at STM. He found that opportunity at Putnam Science. PSA is well-known for its powerful basketball team under the direction of school athletic director and head coach Tom Espinosa. This past winter, the Mustangs finished an astounding 38-0, winning its third National Prep Championship. They also won the crown in 2018 and 2020.
“I came to Putnam Science Academy because they have a great basketball program and a support network from the administration,’’ said Hetu. “They want a baseball program that is competitive in New England, and they want a baseball program that is going to help prepare student-athletes for the next level and to model it after the basketball program. It was a very tough decision for me because I love all the people at St. Thomas More.”