East Hartford's Michael Donato was recently named head varsity baseball coach at Springfield Central High School in MA.
After graduating East Hartford High School in 2006 where he was a standout student/athlete for coach Mike McDermott's successful Hornet teams and captain for Dan Lawrence's football team, Michael went on to UMass where enjoyed success on and off the field. He was a four year starter and senior captain for coach Mike Stone's Minutemen. While at UMass he was named to the Atlantic 10 All conference first team, A-10 All- Academic team and Lowe's Senior Class All-American Team.
Michael received his bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in education from UMass. He is currently employed as a social studies teacher at Springfield's South End Middle School.